What does EF88 stand for?

Close. Enhanced F88. Enhanced F88. The enhanced F88 (or EF88) Austeyr rifle is an exceptional weapon characterised by superior lethality, accuracy, ergonomics, reliability and modularity.

Is the EF88 good?

Without revealing commercially sensitive information, extensive testing involving the firing of around half a million rounds has confirmed that the EF88 is a superior weapon in terms of reliability and maintainability—obvious essentials on the battlefield.

How much does an EF88 cost?

The Australian Defence Force’s standard new rifle, the EF88 Austeyr, which cost taxpayers $100 million, has a defect in some models that could cause an “out-of-breech explosion”.

Who makes the EF88?

Thales Australia
The EF88 began entering service in mid-2016 and is replacing the F88 Austeyr….EF88 Austeyr.

Function Assault rifle
Manufacturer Thales Australia
Modes Single shot or semi-automatic
Feed 30-round box magazine
Ammunition 5.56mm x 45mm NATO rounds

Does Australia use the Aug?

The Australian Army adopted the Steyr AUG A1 and designated it as the F88 Austeyr. It has a cyclic rate of fire of around 680–850 rounds per minute. The F88 Austeyr is the standard individual weapon of the Australia Defence Force.

What guns do Australian commandos use?

Several weapons systems are used, including the M4 carbine, Heckler & Koch (HK) HK417 and KAC SR-25. In recent times, rifles such as the SIG-Sauer MCX has also been seen being used in counter terrorism operations. Sidearms include the Browning Hi-Power and HK USP Tactical.

Does Australia still use the Aug?

Do Special Forces use Bullpups?

The breakthrough came in 1977 with the adoption by the Austrian Army of the Steyr AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr, or Universal Army Rifle). Today, twenty armies, more or less, use either AUGs or bullpups of their own design, and if you include special operations units and police forces, the list grows much longer.

Why do Australian special forces use the M4?

The official Defence Force answer for why special force commandos are also equipped with the M4 carbine in addition to the F88 is that the M4’s collapsible stock makes it a more useful weapon for use by paratroopers or commandos.

What rifle do Australian snipers use?

SR98. The Australian Army sniper is issued the SR98, with Folding Butt, which provides snipers with the capability to engage targets beyond 800 metres.

Where is the Austeyr Australia Defence Force EF88 made?

The EF88 is manufactured at Thales Australia’s facility in Lithgow, New South Wales. Production levels peaked at around 40 rifles per day, and it requires a total of 5.9 hours to build a single rifle. This compares very favorably with the 11 hours once needed to make an F88 rifle.

How many rounds does an Australian Army EF88 fire?

This Australian Army reservist is wielding a standard EF88 assault rifle during Exercise Talisman Sabre. The 5.56mm weapon has a short-stroke gas piston. Its nominal rate of fire is 740 rounds per minute, and it operates in both semiautomatic and fully automatic modes.

How did the EF88 change the F88 rifle?

The EF88 was everything to the development of the F88 that the SA1 and 2 wasn’t. It reduced the weight of the rifle back down to 3.4kg and made numerous substantial changes to the workings of the system. The barrel was changed to a fluted design to reduce weight.

Which is the latest model of the F88 Austeyr?

F88SA2 is the latest model of the F88 Austeyr series. This is the Australian Army’s standard combat weapon. Manufactured in Australia, the F88 Austeyr rifle fires standard 5.56 x 45 millimetre ammunition.