The Brazilian Army has adopted an assault rifle IMBEL IA2, reports forte.jor.br November 2.
The act of taking a rifle into service signed by the chief of the General Staff of Brazil. Fundamentally the decision was made at an operational meeting of the General Staff on October 18.
As reported by wikipedia.org, rifle developed by state-owned and IMBEL created to substitute foreign models of small guns FAL, M16A2 and HK33. The rifle has a version of 5.56mm and 7.62 mm (the latter is also used in the embodiment of a sniper rifle). Regardless of the caliber of effective range is 600-900 m, maximum up to 3600 m, the initial velocity of 850-900 m / s, a magazine capacity of 20-30 rounds. Length 740-993 mm rifles, guns weight 3.2-3.7 kg.