F88 Austeyr

The F88A2 was the Australian Army’s standard combat weapon between 2009 and 2016. The rifle was replaced by the Enhanced F88 in 2016, but is still in use in select units.

Manufactured in Australia, the F88 Austeyr rifle fires standard 5.56 x 45 millimetre ammunition. The F88 can be fitted with the different sights from the standard 1.5x sight, or the advanced combat optic gunsight (ACOG), and night weapon sights. The F88 Austeyr rifle can also be fitted with the grenade launcher attachment (GLA).

F88 Austeyr has been modified in light of operational experience, which resulted in the F88 series. It is an accurate and reliable weapon system.

Calibre 5.56mm
Weight 4.8kg (loaded)
Length 79cm
Barrel length 50.8cm
Muzzle velocity 930 mps
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Effective range 300m
Rate of fire 680 to 850 rounds/min