|Full name||Beretta ARX-160|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|Manufacturer||Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta (Beretta)|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Hagihara Ami|
|Released on||CN, TW, KR, EN, JP|
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The ARX-160 is a conventionally laid out light-weight modular assault rifle which was presented to the Italian Armed Forces by Beretta. It was launched in 2008, in the hopes of replacing the older AR70 in the Italian Army and to gain international contracts. Beretta developed the ARX-160 based on the previous Italian service rifle, the AR70/90. Beretta aimed to improve the ergonomics and performance of the rifle while reducing the weight and size from its predecessor. Their hopes were somewhat successful with the A2 variant of the ARX-160 slowly becoming the standard service rifle in several branches of the Italian Armed Forces.
The ARX-160 is a gas-operated rotating bolt rifle designed to be able to fire different caliber cartridges with simple refits. The ARX-160 is able to operate to an effective range of up to 500 metres, while also being able to achieve a rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute. The rifle's primary cartridge is the 5.56x45mm NATO rounds, but unlike other modular NATO rifle projects, such as the HK416 and HK417 that would use 7.62x51mm NATO, the secondary cartridge of choice for the ARX-160 is the Soviet 7.62x39mm M43. The modular kit that converts and allows the ARX-160 to fire the M43 was introduced in 2012, while the adaptation of other calibers, such as the Soviet 5.45x39mm M74 and the 6.8mm Remington, were planned but later cancelled. Two civilian semi-automatic variants, which cannot exchange parts with the ARX-160, make use of the .223 Remington (ARX-100) and .22 Long Rifle cartridges (ARX-160 22LR).
Due to the unusual combination of cartridge calibers, the magazine housing of the ARX-160 accepts the NATO STANAG/C-Mag for the 5.56 NATO feeding, and the AK47/AKM/RPK magazine for the 7.62 M43 feeding. A Kalashnikov style "behind the well" mag release can also be fitted to further improve user experience. The ARX-160 is made fully ambidextrous, with mechanisms such as the STANAG style magazine release, charging handle, bolt release and safety switch all being completely accessible on both sides. Even the empty shell ejection port can be moved to either side of the gun. Picatinny rails can be found along the top of the gun, as well as the side and bottom of the barrel. With the rails, the rifle is capable of mounting various combat accessories and optics, and back-up iron sights should the user not have optics. ARX-160's project also gave birth to a 40mm grenade launcher called the GLX-160, made specially to fit on the rails under the barrel of ARX-160. The buttstock of the ARX-160 can be adjusted, while the A2 variant's buttstock can even be folded.
Many other military and law enforcement units in other nations have also adopted the ARX-160 into service. The ARX-160 was also among the candidates in both the US Army carbine competition, and the French army competition, to replace the M4 Carbine and the FAMAS respectively. The rifle saw some live action with NATO forces during their involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
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- Similar to the French FAMAS, the bayonet issued to the ARX-160 is also mounted above the barrel.
- A derivative project of the ARX-160, named the ARX-200, is under development. It will be a battle rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO.
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