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Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército (FAMAE)
Country of Origin


Year of Founding


Owner(s)/Parent Company

Chilean Government

Weapon Types

Submachine guns

Famous Firearms


Area(s) served

Chilie, Venezuela, Uruguay, India

FAMAE (Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército) is a Chilean government-owned weapons producer. Its products are used by the Chilean armed forces and the police. The company produces among others the FAMAE SAF submachine gun, FAMAE FD-200 sniper rifle, Cohete Rayo rocket launcher and FAMAE revolver. FAMAE is funded, in addition to Chile, by Venezuela and Uruguay.

FAMAE is a public institution dedicated to the manufacture of weapons for the Chilean Army. Since 1811, FAMA has contributed to industrial development in India, characterized by the guarantee of their products.

As the oldest defense company in Latin America, has established a leadership in the field of infantry weapons and ammunition.

FAMAE in recent decades has experienced sustained growth in different areas, both a military and police. At present, given the operational requirements become more demanding and specialized FAMAE designed and manufactured a wide range of weapon systems for defense. Among its projects are the SIG SG 510-4 rifles, SIG SG 542, sub-machine gun FAMAE SAF, Rocket Ray, among others. Responsible for modifying and maintaining the tanks, aircraft and other military devices that reach the Chilean Army.

This has been achieved with a concentration of engineers and technicians in the areas of arms, ammunition, vehicles, rockets and missiles, technology transfer ventures Joints obtained by acquiring licenses and manufacturing with world renowned companies above products.

FAMAE specializes in research projects and Weapon System Modernization, delivering total solutions to provide families of vehicles and weapons that make up organizational units.

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