CARACAL, an EDGE Group Company and a leading small arms manufacturer, announced signing an agreement with Ketech Asia, an advanced ammunition producer and small arms solutions provider, for the production and resale of CARACAL’s CAR 816 in support of the Royal Malaysia Armed Forces requirements. The agreement was signed by Hamad Al Ameri, CEO of CARACAL, and Mohd Nahar Mohd Nasir, CEO of Ketech Asia, at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2023), being held in Langkawi, Malaysia, until 27 May. Attendees of LIMA 2023 can visit EDGE at stand A07 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Under the agreement, the two companies will conduct a transfer of technology that enables Ketech Asia to assemble the highly reliable, mission-proven CAR 816 tactical assault rifle at its new facilities in Pahang. Cooperation will also take place to review the potential of co-developing new firearms, and Ketech Asia will become an official reseller of the rifle, underscoring EDGE’s confidence in developing valuable and mutually beneficial industry partnerships in Malaysia. The agreement with Ketech will also aid EDGE to explore other opportunities in Malaysia for the full range of CARACAL small arms.
The CAR 816, also called Caracal Sultan or simply Sultan, is a 5.56×45mm NATO, gas-operated, magazine-fed assault rifle that is produced by Caracal International in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The CAR 816 is a tactical weapon designed for the high-end use of law enforcement and military applications. The weapon is available in semi-automatic and select-fire configurations. The CAR 816 operates on a short-stroke piston system with three settings.
Semi-automatic only and select-fire models. It has semi-automatic only and select-fire models and the rifle is available in multiple barrel lengths from 7.5” PDW to 16” with full ambidextrous configuration.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, CARACAL is the regional leader in small arms manufacturing. We build high-quality next-generation firearms in state-of-the-art facilities, using some of the world’s best CNC machines, QC equipment, and moulding technologies. Every phase of our manufacturing process ensures our products comply with rigorous international standards, such as NATO and CIP. Advanced technologies, including additive manufacturing and CAD / CAM, are at the core of our design and prototyping processes. CARACAL continually enhance their weapons so they remain aligned with the evolving mission requirements of customers. It is a subsidiary of EDGE Group.