Another new rifle from the Islamic Republic of Iran was being shown at the 15th IPAS Exhibition. It is a modern-looking weapon, distinct from the very modern looking Fateh announced in 2014. It was developed by the state-owned Iran Defense Industries Organization, and while its name has not yet been announced, it is chambered in either 5.56mm or 7.62×39. The rifle apparently accepts AK-pattern magazines; steel Galil-type magazines are shown in the 5.56mm variant, while polymer AK-100-series magazines are shown with the 7.62x39mm variant. Very little additional information is available, however, photos of both the new rifle and a KPOS-like chassis for what is apparently a Glock handgun or clone, are available at Defence.pk. Some of the photos are embedded below:
The above images have been grabbed from various regional news agencies, as evidenced by their marks. I made an effort to find the original sources for the images, but was unsuccessful for the latter two. The IRNA.ir page containing the first two images is available here. If any of our readers are fluent in Farsi or Arabic and/or have seen the original sources for the other two images, please let us know in the comments below.
The rifle above is similar in appearance to an earlier Iranian rifle development, called alternately the Siavash-5 or Nabi, but the two are far from identical. Whether the projects are related or not is unknown.
H/T Broń i Amunicja