EMERK


EMER K is a designation for two completely unrelated assault rifles currently in use in Myanmar as the EMER K-1 and EMER K-3. The EMER K-1 is a 5.56×45mm NATO bullpup rifle. EMERK MA-3 is latest bullpup model, believed to be a copy of Chinese QBZ-97.

EMERK
TypeBullpup Assault rifle
Light machine gun
Place of originMyanmar
Production history
DesignerEMEC (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps)
ManufacturerMyanmar Fritz Werner Industries, ltd., Myanmar Heavy Industries
VariantsMA-1 assault rifle (phased out)
MA-2 automatic rifle (limited service)
MA-3 MK.III (Current)
MA-4 grenadier weapon
Specifications
Mass4.5 kg (EMER K-1 Rifle)
5 kg (EMER K-1 LMG)
3.68 kg (EMERK MA-3 MK.III)

Cartridge5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber5.56mm
ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire650-800 rpm
Effective firing range400 m (carbine variant)
550 m (MA-3)
700 m (LMG)
Feed system30-round detachable STANAG magazine, 100-round detachable drum magazine.
SightsIron sights and ACOG

See also

Sources

  • V. Kenneth. "Burmese Small Arms Development". Small Arms Review, August 2009. Pg. 79.
  • "Burma Making Small Arms". The Irrawaddy. AUGUST 1998 - VOLUME 6, NO.4
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