The Steyr AUG A3 SF Assault rifle, also known as the AUG A2 Commando or StG 77 A2, is similar to the AUG A2 but features MIL-STD-1913 rails mounted on the telescopic sight and on the right side of the receiver, and includes an external bolt release. The integrated telescopic sight is offered in 1.5× or 3× magnification. It was adopted by the Austrian Special Forces (Jagdkommando) in late 2007.
The STEYR AUG A3 modular weapon system is a result of the continued development of the world renowned STEYR AUG rifle series. The STEYR AUG A3 design is also based on modular system components, which can be configured from one variant to another quickly and easily, without tools, and at unit level, in order to meet a wide range of future weapon requirements.
The „Bullpup“ design maintained its short overall length, without influencing the barrel length, to meet or exceed required accuracy standards. The STEYR AUG A3 features a number of Picatinny rails (Mil. Std. 1913 rails), which allow the quick and easy mounting of various accessories, such as illumination and target acquisition devices, including a variety of optics or night vision devices.
A bolt release button allows fast reloading of the rifle. Due to its utmost flexibility design concept, the STEYR AUG A3 is a state-ofthe- art, multi-purpose assault rifle, for day and night operations. Armed and Special Forces all over the world are trusting in the STEYR AUG.
The Steyr AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—”universal army rifle”) is an Austrian 5.56×45mm NATO bullpup assault rifle, designed in the 1960s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch and now manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG. It was adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG 77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1978, where it replaced the 7.62×51mm StG 58 automatic rifle (a licence-built FN FAL). In production since 1978, it is the standard small arm of the Austrian Bundesheer and various national police units. Its variants have also been adopted by the armed forces of dozens of countries.