The Polish small arms manufacturer Fabryka Broni „Łucznik”-Radom, part of the country´s defence conglomerate PGZ (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa) has recently presented its MSBS 5.56×45 modular assault rifle to Portuguese Army. The Portuguese is considering procuring assault rifles, light machine guns, sub-machine guns and pistols.
The MSBS weapon with quick-change barrel is based on a common upper receiver for a conventional (with folding, telescopic stock) or bullpup design. It can be adapted for roles such s into assault rifle, assault rifle with under-barrel grenade launcher, carbine, carbine with under-barrel grenade launcher, designated marksman rifle, and light support weapon.
The rifle’s STANAG 2324 Picantinny rails allows the integration of accessories and sighting systems. The MSBS-5.56 assault rifle is fed by a 5.56x45mm NATO intermediate cartridge. A MSBS rifle for 7.62x51mm NATO rifle cartridges is also under development.