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Polish army's new Grot A3 assault rifle revealed

The Grot A3, the latest iteration of the Polish army's assault rifle, fitted with a new stock, upgraded gas system, and forend, displayed at the Grotowisko 2024 small-arms conference held in Poland from 22 to 23 June. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Polish firearms maker Fabryka Broni (FB) ‘Łucznik' Radom revealed the newest version of its MSBS Grot family of assault rifles, the A3, at the Grotowisko 2024 small-arms conference, held in Zegrze near Warsaw from 22 to 23 June.

This newest version of the 5.56 mm Grot C16 assault rifle was official presented to the commander of Poland's Territorial Defence Forces (Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej: WOT) on 22 June.

Seweryn Figurski, acting CEO of FB, told Janes that “the MSBS Grot A3 is a solution designed to meet soldiers' requirements”, and that “user remarks gathered by Fabryka Broni are being implemented by the construction department in subsequent variants”, adding that “the weapon's final configuration might still develop during negotiations with the Polish Army”.

Compared with the standard-duty Grot C16 A2 assault rifle, the A3 will be lighter (3.4 kg instead of 3.7 kg). Although FB recommends its 14.5 inch (368 mm) barrel be used for the weapon, its expected the army will use it with a 16 inch (406 mm)-long barrel. Another modification is a new stock adapter that allows mounting side-folding butt-stocks. The forend profile had been redesigned to be smaller and slimmer to try and improve weapon handling.

The upper receiver, charging handle, and bolt carrier group have been redesigned. As Figurski told Janes,

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