FAMAS F1

Silhouette (Visual identification)

FAMAS F1
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System delayed-blowback, selective-fire and 3rd burst facility
Cartridge
Length 757 mm
Feeding detachable box magazine

The FAMAS (Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne) F1 bullpup rifle was developed in France in the late 1960s and entered into service with the French armed forces in 1975. More than 400,000 units have been produced. It remains the service rifle of the French military, though production of the FAMAS F1 ceased in 2000.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The FAMAS F1 is found in 14 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Argentina (ARG)
G
U
Djibouti (DJI)
G
France (FRA)
O
G
Gabon (GAB)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
G
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Senegal (SEN)
G
Serbia (SRB)
G
Tunisia (TUN)
G
G
Vanuatu (VUT)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

FAMAS F1 (8)