GA Personal Defense Weapon
The 10" Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) is a proposed automatic rifle made by the Government Arsenal of the Philippines, based on the M4 carbine/M16 rifle. It cycles fully automatic with specially developed 7.62×37mm Musang subsonic and supersonic rounds.
|GA 10" Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)|
GA PDW with EOTech red-dot sight
|Type||Personal defense weapon|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|In service||Under Development|
|Designer||Government Arsenal (Philippines)|
|Manufacturer||Government Arsenal (Philippines)|
|No. built||Preproduction prototypes only|
|Mass||6 lb (2.7 kg) empty |
7.3 lb (3.3 kg) with 30 rounds
|Length||35 in (890 mm) (stock extended)|
32 in (810 mm) (stock retracted)
|Barrel length||10 in (250 mm)|
|Caliber||7.62 mm (.308 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt (Direct impingement)|
|Effective firing range||300 m (330 yd) effective|
|Feed system||30-round box magazine or other STANAG magazines.|
|Sights||Iron sights or various optics|
Designed to replace the MP5 submachine gun and 5.56mm carbines used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in close combat use, its design objectives included increased lethality over subsonic 9mm and 5.56mm cartridges, improved controlability, reduction in size and weight, and a maximum effective range of 300 meters.
- "Small Arms Repair and Upgrade Unit" (PDF). Bullet-in. Philippines: Government Arsenal, Department of National Defense. June 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
- "An Accurate Short to the Future of National Defense" (PDF). Bullet-in. Philippines: Government Arsenal, Department of National Defense. June 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-28.