The Heckler & Koch 416 Assault Rifle on Future Weapons.
Type: Assault rifle
Place of origin: Germany and United States
In service: 2005-present
Malaysia - The Royal Malaysian Police Counter-terrorist special forces, Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK).
Indonesia - Indonesian Marine Corps Counter Terrorist Unit, Detasemen Jala Mengkara (Denjaka).
Netherlands - The Netherlands Army special forces unit Korps Commandotroepen selected the HK416 over other tested assault rifles to replace their Diemaco C8 assault rifles. The weapon is shown on several photos from the unit's recruitment day. The HK416 is currently (2008) the standard assault rifle of the unit.
Norway - On April 11, 2007, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence signed a contract for an initial shipment of 8,200 rifles to serve as its new standard assault rifle, replacing the AG-3 that has been in use since 1967. It is slightly modified, with a different stock and pistol grip. The deal also included the purchase of 6500 HK MP7. Delivery is expected in the first half of 2008.
Turkey - Turkish Army has tested HK416 and reportedly decided to adopt it as a replacement for the currently issued G3 rifle. It is yet unknown whether the weapons will be produced by HK in Germany or locally by a national manufacturer. It is currently designated Mehmetcik 1
United States - It is used by the U.S. Army's counterterrorist Delta Force (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta), various other Special Operations Command units including DEVGRU, US Capitol Police SWAT, and the US Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group.
Wars: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan
Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch
Variants: D10RS, D145RS, D165RS, D20RS
3.02 kg (6.7 lb) (D10RS)
3.48 kg (7.7 lb) (D145RS)
3.56 kg (7.8 lb) (D165RS)
3.85 kg (8.5 lb) (D20RS)
796 mm (31.3 in) / 701 mm (27.6 in) stock collapsed (D10RS)
900 mm (35.4 in) stock extended / 804 mm (31.7 in) stock collapsed (D145RS)
951 mm (37.4 in) stock extended / 855 mm (33.7 in) stock collapsed (D165RS)
1,037 mm (40.8 in) stock extended / 941 mm (37 in) stock collapsed (D20RS)
267 mm (10.5 in) (D10RS)
368 mm (14.5 in) (D145RS)
419 mm (16.5 in) (D165RS)
508 mm (20 in) (D20RS)
Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: 700-900 rounds/min
Feed system: Various STANAG magazines