The Iranians have unveiled a pretty slick looking modular assault rifle, named “Fateh”, reports Fars News Agency. Clearly inspired by Western designs, the Fateh sports an ACR-esque gas block, polymer shell deflector, “shotgunning” receiver halves, what appear to be ambidextrous controls, a multi-position collapsing buttstock (though the one on the rifle in the photos does not appear to fold), flattop upper rail, and even an M203 cut on the barrel and an A2 flash hider. The rifle is currently in 5.56mm, no word yet on whether other calibers will be supported.
In contrast to the laughably fake and unrealistic Iranian fifth-generation fighter project, the Fateh is very competitive-looking. It will be interesting to learn more about the weapon as more is released.