Singapore’s New Prototype Rifles

    Since the ’80s, Singapore has paved its own way in the small arms world, producing the Sullivan-designed Ultimax 100 machine gun and bullpup SAR-21 rifle. Now, information has been released on two new rifle prototypes produced by ST Kinetics, the primary Singaporean army technology company.

    Called the BMCR and CMCR (for “Bullpup” and “Conventional Multirole Combat Rifle”, respectively), they are advertised as “giving infantry soldiers maximum lethality in urban operations, ST Kinetics’ new combat rifles are designed for compactness, minimum weight and full ambidextrous operations in a highly configurable multirole package.” The BMCR in particular is touted as “the shortest bullpup in the world”. Apparently the CMCR is still in the non-firing mockup stage of development.

    Many of the operating details of both rifles have not been revealed. More coverage can be read at Senang Diri blog.


    Thanks to Christopher for the tip.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]