The Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle is the standard issue service rifle of the Italian armed forces.
The Beretta AR70/90 assault rifle was developed in the 1980s when the Italian Government decided that its military and law enforcment agencies needed a new standard service weapon. It was made to be compatible with other NATO weapons, which the AR70/90's predecessor was not.
|Version||Caliber||Length(mm)||Barrel length (mm)||Mass(kg)||Effective range (m)||Rate of fire (rpm)|
|AR70/90, SC70/90||5.56x45mm NATO||998 (756)||450||4.07||400||670|
|SCP70/90||5.56x45mm NATO||908 (663)||360||3.8||350||670|