SIG SG550

Silhouette (Visual identification)

SIG SG550
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System gas, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 998 mm
Feeding detachable, polymer box magazine

The Swiss SIG SG550 assault rifle is based on the SG540. It entered into production in 1981 and is also known as the Fass 90 (Fusil d'assaut 90/Fucile d'assalto 90) in French/Italian or Stgw 90 in German (Sturmgewehr 90). As special attention was paid to making it lighter, the butt, handguard and magazine are largely made of plastic.

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 SG550 is found in 26 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
Brazil (BRA)
G
Canada (CAN)
G
Denmark (DNK)
G
Egypt (EGY)
G
Finland (FIN)
G
France (FRA)
G
Germany (DEU)
G
Hungary (HUN)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Macau (MAC)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Malta (MLT)
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Poland (POL)
G
Serbia (SRB)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
G
South Korea (KOR)
G
Spain (ESP)
G
Switzerland (CHE)
O
G
Tunisia (TUN)
G
Turkey (TUR)
G
G
G
Vatican City (VAT)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

SIG SG550 (11)