Personal weapons2018-04-23T07:02:27+01:00

Project Description

Small arms (personal weapons) in service with the UK’s Armed Forces include the Glock 17 sidearm and the iconic SA80 A2 rifle.

At a glance

  • The SA80 A2 fires NATO standard 5.56mm ammunition.
  • The modern variant can be fitted with the Sight Unit Small Arms, Trilux 4x magnification sight and the Common Weapon Sight, a third-generation Image Intensification night sight.
  • It can be fitted with an underslung 40mm low-recoil grenade launcher.
  • The DE&S Dismounted Close Combat Team provide support to the British Army to ensure the weapons are maintained and available.

DE&S – the force behind the armed forces

“The SA80 has been an essential part of the British solider’s kit for more than 30 years. The DE&S team is playing an important role in keeping the weapon fit to fight into the future.”

Marcus Bruton

DE&S Dismounted Close Combat Team Leader

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