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.