SIG SG540

Silhouette (Visual identification)

SIG SG540
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System gas, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 950 mm
Feeding detachable box magazine

The Swiss SIG SG540 was designed as a potential replacement for the SG510. It was produced between 1977 and 2002 in Switzerland and remains in production in Chile only. While the SG540 and the SG 543 models are chambered for the 6.56 x 45 mm caliber, the SG542 uses 7.62 x 51 mm NATO cartridges.

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 SIG SG540 is found in 49 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
Bolivia (BOL)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
G
Cameroon (CMR)
G
Canada (CAN)
G
N
Chad (TCD)
G
Chile (CHL)
O
G
Costa Rica (CRI)
U
G
G
Denmark (DNK)
G
Djibouti (DJI)
G
Ecuador (ECU)
G
Egypt (EGY)
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
Finland (FIN)
G
France (FRA)
O
G
Gabon (GAB)
G
Germany (DEU)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
G
Macau (MAC)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Malta (MLT)
G
Mauritius (MUS)
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Nicaragua (NIC)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Oman (OMN)
G
Pakistan (PAK)
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Poland (POL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
O
G
Senegal (SEN)
G
Serbia (SRB)
G
Seychelles (SYC)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
G
South Korea (KOR)
G
Spain (ESP)
G
Swaziland (SWZ)
G
Switzerland (CHE)
O
G
Togo (TGO)
G
Tunisia (TUN)
G
Turkey (TUR)
G
G
G
Vatican City (VAT)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

SIG SG540 (9)