Special Operations Assault Rifle

Special Operations Assault Rifle (SOAR) is an assault rifle manufactured by FERFRANS and designed as an improvement of the M4 carbine.

The SOAR is a selective fire 5.56×45 mm NATO assault rifle firing from either a closed rotating bolt (direct impingement) for the standard SOAR model, or in a short-stroke piston rotating bolt for the SOAR-P variant.

It differs from the typical M4 due to FERFRANS' preference to better control on full-automatic mode. Among the features include a patented Delayed Sear Activation System that reduces its cyclic rate of fire in full-auto to just around 550 to 680 rpm, reducing muzzle climb and improving control-ability. It also uses a heavy machine gun barrel for increased reliability in sustained firing, rifled in either 1:7 or 1:9 right-hand twist.

Special Operations Assault Rifle
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer FERFRANS
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 2004
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Malaysia View
Peru View
Philippines View
United States of America 2004 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
FERFRANS 2004 View

Type Carbine / Assault rifle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
In service 2004-present
Used by See Users
Wars Guerrilla Operations in the Philippines
Communist Insurgencies
Islamic Insurgencies
Production history
Designer Ferdinand and Francis Sy
Designed 1998
Manufacturer FERFRANS
Produced 2004-present
Variants Variants
Cartridge 5.56×45 mm NATO
Caliber 5.56 mm (.223 in)
Action SOAR: Gas-operated, rotating bolt(Direct impingement)
SOAR-P: Short-stroke piston, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 550-680 round/min
Feed system Various STANAG magazines
Sights Iron sights or various optics

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