F89 and Para Minimi
The Light Support Weapon (LSW) is employed as the primary support weapon within Army. It is gas operated, fully automatic, air cooled and fed by a disintegrating link belt. It is capable of a high rate of effective fire against point and area targets.
The LSW, 5.56 millimetre, Para Minimi, is employed as the primary support weapon for special forces teams and as a section support weapon for parachute group units.
The LSW is fitted with a Picatinny rail and is configured as standard Optical Weapon Sight. It can be fitted with an enhanced optical sight for the long barrel, night aiming device, laser target designators and night weapon sight.
Calibre - 5.56 millimetre
Weight - 7 kilograms (loaded with magazine)
Length - 1.08 metres
Barrel Length - 0.57 metres
Muzzle Velocity - 930 metres per second
Feed - Belt feed
Effective range - 400 metres
Cyclic rate of fire - 800-900 rounds per minute
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