The Serbian defense ministry has unveiled its armed forces’ new M19 gun developed and built by the local “Zastava oruzje” company.
The modular gun supports both 7,62 mm and 6,5 mm barrel bores, depending on the mission requirements. The ministry said the new weapon’s modularity would help ease the logistical burden as the new 6,5 mm ammunition is not as widely used around the world.
The rifle, which has a range of up to 800 meters, is expected to be fielded by all Serbian Army infantry units by the end of the year.
Another feature of the weapon is a relatively quick change of the muzzle length for different tactical purposes.