Beretta AR70/90

Silhouette (Visual identification)

Beretta AR70/90
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System gas, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 998 mm
Feeding detachable, box magazine

The Beretta 70/90 system was developed for the Italian army. The assault rifle AR70/90 was designed for the Italian army infantry and entered into service in 1990. The AR70/90 is also designed to be fitted with a rifle grenade. It is known for its reliability, which earned it the nickname “Excalibur” by the Alpini mountain troops. It remains the standard rifle of the Italian infantry, though it is currently being phased out in favour of the newer Beretta ARX 160 assault rifle.

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 Beretta AR70/90 is found in 17 countries

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Global distribution list

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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.

Burkina Faso (BFA)
G
Colombia (COL)
G
Egypt (EGY)
G
Honduras (HND)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Italy (ITA)
O
G
Jordan (JOR)
G
Lesotho (LSO)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Malta (MLT)
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
Morocco (MAR)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Qatar (QAT)
G
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Beretta AR70/90 (8)