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Special Operations Assault Rifle (SOAR)
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Philippines
Service history
In service 2006 - present
Used by See Users
Wars Anti-guerrilla operations in the Philippines
Production history
Designer Ferdinand and Francis Sy
Manufacturer FERFRANS Specialties
Produced 2004 - Present
Variants Variants
Specifications
Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 550-650 round/min[1]
Feed system Various STANAG Magazines
Sights Can mount various Optical sights with Picatinny railing

Special Operations Assault Rifle (SOAR) is an assault rifle manufactured by the Philippine-based company Ferfrans and designed as an improvement of the M16A1 and AR-15 assault rifles and M4 carbine.

Details[]

The FERFRANS SOAR is a selective fire 5.56x45mm NATO assault rifle firing from a closed rotating bolt. It has a gas-actuated piston-driven long stroke operating system, which uses burnt powder gases vented through a port in the barrel to power the weapon's moving parts. It uses a heavy machine gun barrel for sustained firing to produce a sub-machine gun with a high power caliber. The FERFRANS SOAR uses a unique patented rate reduction system (FERFRANS RRS) that reduces the cyclic rate of fire regardless of barrel length. This allows for controlled bursts without the use of a burst fire setting. The combination of the low cyclic rate, a compensator, and Selective Integrated Rail (S.I.R.) with vertical foregrip permits sustained automatic fire with no muzzle climb, making the weapon extremely controllable, and capable of overwhelming and accurate firepower.

Variants[]

Known variants include SOARs with 10.5,[2] 11.5[2] and 14.5-inch (370 mm) barrels.[3] Known upgrades are known as the 10.5 Mk2, 10.5 Mk2-2 and the 11 Mk2.[4]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 [1] Retrieved on March 15, 2010. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FERFRANS" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 2.0 2.1 FERFRANS SOAR AR-Type CQB Subcarbines/SBRs. Retrieved on October 27, 2007.
  3. Special Operations Assault Rifle and 5.56 bullet Retrieved on October 27, 2007.
  4. gallery. Retrieved on August 4, 2008.

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