SADU ASSAULT RIFLE

SADU ASSAULT RIFLE
SADU ASSAULT RIFLE
SADU ASSAULT RIFLE
SADU ASSAULT RIFLE

It is being manufactured in Romania by SC UZINA MECANICA SADU. It is chambered in 5'56x45mm, either manufactured with an AK magazine well or with a STANAG magazine well, and operates by short-stroke gas piston, half-way between an AKM and an Armalite AR-18. The name of this weapon had initially confused me with another Romanian-made assault rifle, launched by SC UZINA MECANICA CUGIR at the 2007 EXPOMIL show. I am talking about the "CUGIR ASSAULT RIFLE", essentially an Md.90 (Romanian 5'56x45mm AKM) with sidefolding stock and plastic furniture to revive the east-German WIEGER assault rifle system. The CUGIR ASSAULT RIFLE is manufactured in the pictured configuration (5'56mm caliber, sidefolding stock) for "institutional" export customers (military, LE). A fixed-stock, semi-automatic version for the civilian market is chambered in either .223-Remington (called the STG-2003C) and 7'62x39mm (called the STG-2000C) and is imported in the United States by INTER-ORDNANCE INC. CUGIR and InterOrdnance have plans to revive also the prototypal LMG and SSG versions of the Wieger system by using Wieger-style plastic furniture on .223-Remington/7'62x39mm semi-automatic RPK-style rifles and on 7'62x54R FPK/PSL (Romanian "Dregunov SVD").

Submitted by: Pierangelo Tendas and REMOV