SR 88

The SR 88 (Singapore Rifle 88) is an assault rifle designed and manufactured in Singapore by Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS, now ST Kinetics).

SR 88
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS)
Production Period 1982 - 2000
Origin Singapore
Country Name Origin Year
Singapore 1984
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Singapore 1984 2000 View
Slovenia View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS) 1982 2000 View

Following the poor production sales of the SAR 80 and with their involvement with the Sterling SAR-87, CIS came up with an improved design – the new SR 88. Many of the parts and mechanisms are similar to its predecessor. Later production models were further improved with higher quality materials including a new handguard and buttstock, this version was designated the SR 88A. The SR 88A was built in two versions, the standard model and the latest carbine model which is a heavy-duty mil-spec version with a shorter barrel and a retractable butt-stock popularly called today as the "baby ultimax" because of its over-all shorter feature, function and frame similarities with the Ultimax 100. Its magazine catch will accept a regular M16 magazine and a C-mag which is also used in M16 rifles.

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Singapore
Service history
In service 1984–2000
Used by See users
Production history
Designer Chartered Industries of Singapore(CIS, now ST Kinetics)
Designed 1978
Manufacturer • CIS: 1982–2000
Produced • SR 88: 1988-1995
• SR 88A: 1990-2000
Variants See variants
Weight • SR 88: 3.68 kg (8.11 lb)
• SR 88A/Carbine: 3.7 kg (8.16 lb)
Length • SR 88: 912 mm (35.9 in)
• SR 88A: 960 mm (37.8 in)
• SR 88A Carbine: 810 mm (31.9 in)
Barrel length 460 mm (18.1 in)
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56 mm (0.22 in)
Barrels Single barrel (progressive RH parabolic twist, 6 grooves)
Action Gas operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire • SR 88: 750 rounds/min
• SR 88A: 800 rounds/min
Feed system 30-round STANAG Magazine
Sights Iron sights

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