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History

The CAR-16 SAW was designed around 2005 by E. Sonnedecker and the CGI Company attempt to replace the M249 SAW and the ageing Type 76 LMG. The CAR-16 SAW finished its proto type stages around 2011 and is being tested out by various government and law enforcement. 

Design 

CAR-16 LMG

The CAR-16 SAW uses the direct impingement gas operation from the AR-15/M-16/M4 system. It shoots the 5.56x45mm NATO and rate of fire is around 800-1000 RPM. 

Designer: E. Sonnedecker

Year designed: 2005 

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO

Muzzle velocity: 3,120ft/s (951 m/s) 

Rate of Fire: 800-1000 RPM 

Range: 2,000 meter (maximum) 

Users: NOOSE (limited numbers)

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