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Imbel Commercialises New Rifle

7.62mm 1ª2 Comes in Two Versions

Industria de Material Bélico de Brasil (Brazilian Defence Equipment Industries – IMBEL) is conducting final tests for its two latest rifle models, with the aim of commercialising them in the near future. One is destined for the Brazilian armed forces, the other for the national security police.

The Imbel IA2 7.62mm, of entirely Brazilian design, is available in two version: as an automatic assault rifle, capable of burst-rate fire, and a carbine version with a shorter barrel with semi-automatic fire.

The weapon features several changes from older Imbel rifles, among which is the adoption of a new folding stock made of a high resistance polymer with a simplified locking and unlocking system and hand protection made of polymer, equipped with a deflector plate and temperature insulator, which allows for reduced heating of the grip during continuous shooting. In addition, it has appropriate connections for coupling various accessories, such as red dot sights, thermal cameras and infrared sights, new tactical grips, an ambidextrous buckle, new grip ergonomics and a modified pistol grip.

The weapon is in the final stage of evaluation, being conducted by the Brazilian Army Evaluation Centre (CAEx) before volume production and sales efforts commence.

Santiago Rivas/Florencia Lucero Heguy

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