As part of the Italian Army Future Soldier project, in collaboration with specialized companies, has developed a new weapon designed as an integral part of the complex program and we are talking about the assault rifle caliber Beretta ARX-160 5.56 × 45 mm NATO contributing to the development of “lethality” of the soldier in combination with other subsystems.
The design of the new gun was designed as an upgrade of the Beretta AR 70/90 assault rifles and Beretta SC 70/90 already widely used by many departments of the Armed Forces and law enforcement; update primarily concerned the construction materials and AR 70/90 some changes.
Beretta 01 3 arx160 300×199 Beretta ARX GLX 160 and 160, the system give me for the soldier during the development of new weapon to the Beretta devised a prototype completely changed from the previous showing more complex than a folding stock instead of the new weapon had a football adjustable length and a throttle weapons placed in an awkward position in the operational use. The project were many changes to reach the final model ARX-160, so the Beretta began producing some samples for an initial evaluation by the Italian Armed Forces.
beretta 16 gl arx160 optr 300×133 Beretta ARX 160 and 160 GLX, the system will give me for the soldier’s rifle domaniIl ARX-160 has been designed taking into account some strong points about which base their weapons and in particular the ergonomics, and easy quick maintenance, a high degree of flexibility and an easy upgrade to more innovative systems. Keeping up with modern concepts, almost any weapon is constructed of polymers, but the Beretta to make it more robust, has preferred to mount a slide type NATO standard aluminum on top of the gun for its entire length. The Beretta lately is making extensive use of polymers in the production of their products, such as the CX4 RX4 Px4 and in order to reduce the weight of the weapon, which for ARX-160 is about 3 kg. The butt of the gun in his final version of the folding type polymer.
Jpg 300×199 07 700 Beretta ARX 160 and 160 GLX, the system will give me for the soldier an innovative cane ARX-160 can be easily changed in seconds and without tools, in contrast to the arms of other manufacturers, because The new system provides for the release of the weapon by simply pressing two buttons. Are planned for the rifle barrels of different sizes from 10 12 16 and 20 inches. The absolute novelty ARX-160 is a throttle weapons designed to allow a rotation of 180 degrees, with this system, the weapon can be modified in the field during operational use, for use by shooters . In fact on both sides of the gun is equipped with special windows for arming lever and eject the fired cartridge cases.
the I09 04 007arx160 300×183 Beretta ARX 160 and 160 GLX, the system will give me for the soldier’s weapon seems already too full up as it is, at home want to overdo it and the Beretta ARX-160 was provided for the ‘ imminent arrival of a new opportunity to change the field in operation. In anticipation of the extreme conditions of battle, and thus can run out of ammunition, the weapon will be equipped with a system for rapid change of gauge, it can be replaced, even in battle, the barrel, the lower , l ‘ and of course plug the charger so that you can use if necessary, in addition to the size of base 5:56 × 45 mm NATO, even cartridges caliber 7.62 × 39 (used by the AK47), print size 6.8 x 43 (or 6.8 SPC Remington) and 5.45 × 39 mm caliber cartridges (ammunition for the AK74 rifle Russian). It is still under development a project to build the base ARX-160 tactical support weapon, machine gun, caliber 7.62 × 51 NATO to overcome the problems mainly concern the use of composite materials that are able to withstand large and rapid temperature changes caused by an intense rate of fire.
3510579788 e8e8c466fb 300×148 Beretta ARX GLX 160 and 160, the system give me for the soldier integral ARX-160 as part of the Future Soldier program, is the GLX-160 grenade launcher designed in parallel with the main gun as an accessory. This caliber grenade launcher 40x46mm low speed can be used individually, as based on a special pistol grip system, or integrated into the gun ARX-160. We can say that this new launcher is the Beretta modern version is completely compatible with the ARX-160, the U.S. already adopted for the M203 AR 70/90 with adapter;
7 soldier 300×238 Beretta ARX GLX 160 and 160, the system give me for the soldier Domanial order to facilitate the task of every soldier, especially in battle under conditions of stress in the development of each program rifle Future Soldier ARX-160 is equipped with a One other accessory that adds more features for the observation and weapon pointing to both day and night: it is the add-ICWS (Individual Combat Weapon System) installed on the weapon through the slide Picatinny. The module ICWS exercising its functions through the eyepiece lens group, a Red Dot Pointer, one IR camera, a TV room, a laser pointer in the visible range and a laser pointer in the infrared range.
300×199 06 Beretta ARX 160 and 160 GLX, the system will give me for the soldier domaniAltro accessory for ARX-160 is GFLCS Fire Control System, a device management and control of fire for the grenade launcher designed with built-in capability to be ambidextrous like any weapon system, this module helps the soldier procuring both static and moving targets. The device, powered by batteries, is able to capture data of the target using a laser rangefinder and inertial sensors able to calculate in real-time attitude angles for the grenade launcher. With GLFCS the soldier may also act on targets in slow motion, and by leveraging the capabilities of the ICWS pointer, you can use the GLX-160 in both day and night time situations.
SOldatoARX160 Beretta ARX GLX 160 and 160, the system give me for the soldier domaniL’ARX-160 is currently supplied to the Italian special forces because of their evaluation in operational scenarios, the same way the weapon was provided to date 31 Tank Regiment Altamura for operational evaluation in the Future Soldier modernization program. The weapon is now the natural replacement for AR 70/90 assault rifle supplied to the Italian Armed Forces. The new gun also has attracted the attention of some police and has been exported abroad in small quantities (Albanian Special Forces, Police Forces in Mexico).