ARX 160 is a next-generation modular assault rifle in
caliber 5.56 NATO.
Caliber: 5.56x45 NATO;
Rate of fire: about 700 RPM;
Standard version. Weight: 3.300 kg; total length: 900 mm (with the recoil opened); barrel length: 400 mm;
Carbine version. Weight: 3.000 kg; total length: 820 mm; barrel length: 300 mm.
GLX 160 is a single-shot low-velocity grenade launcher in caliber 40x46 mm; it can be used singularly (with a pistol grip) or with a companion assault rifle in caliber 5.56 NATO.
The Individual Combat Weapon System (ICWS) is a multifunction unit that is installed on the individual weapons through a NATO Picatinny Rail,giving the weapon system functions of observation and daily and nighty sighting.
The ICWS unit is composed by:
Visible Laser Sight;
Near Infrared Laser Sight;
The Grenade Launcher Fire Control System (GLFCS) is an apparatus for the direction and control of the grenade fire from 40 mm; it is to be installed on the weapon system.
The unit is projected to reduce the reaction time and simplify the engagement process of the stationary and moving targets: the unit is powered by batteries and it has got laser rangefinders and inertial sensors to acquire data about the "target". The GLFCS permits to intervene also against targets in slow motion and, operating with the pointing device ICWS, it allows to use the grenade launcher in any operational situation day and night.