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Steyr AUG
Country of origin

Austria

Manufacturer(s)

Steyr Mannlicher
Thales Australia
Lithgow Facility
SME Ordnance

Designer(s)

Steyr Mannlicher

Production began

1978

Weapon type

Assault rifle
Submachine Gun
Light Machine Gun

Caliber
Action

Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Overall length

790 mm (Standard)
690 mm (Carbine)
630 mm (Subcarbine)
900 mm (HBAR)
665 mm (Para)

Barrel length

508 mm (Standard)
407 mm (Carbine)
350 mm (Subcarbine)
621 mm (HBAR)
420 mm (Para)

Weight

3.6 kg (Standard)
3.3 kg (Carbine)
3.2 kg (Subcarbine)
3.9 kg (HBAR)
3.3 kg (Para)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30 or 42 rounds

Cyclic rate

650–700 RPM

Maximum effective range

Sighted for 450 meters

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The Steyr AUG series is a family of firearms, first introduced in 1977 by the Austrian company Steyr Mannlicher. AUG stands for Armee-Universal-Gewehr, meaning "Universal Army Rifle." It is often used to refer to a specific version, especially the initial version which was 5.56×45mm NATO bullpup assault rifle, with a distinctive green sleek frame and the permanent use of the Swarovski Scope.

It has since spawned a variety of related weapons including a submachine gun, a designated marksman rifle, and various Light Machine Guns. It has been adopted by a number of armed forces and organizations and is the standard service rifle of Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Ireland, and at one point Malaysia.

The weapon's standard version introduced in 1977, and was available with a choice of green or black furniture. It was adopted by the Austrian Army as the STG 77 in 1977, where it replaced the aging 7.62mm STG 58 automatic rifle (a license-built version of the FN FAL). In production since 1978, it is the standard small arm of the Austrian Bundesheer and various police units.

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