Modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Guns (2018)
Bound by limitations in its post-World War 2 constitution, Japan fields a modest force with the intention it is a self-defense entity.There are a total of 30 Modern Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Guns (2018) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. Return to the Modern Guns Index.
The classic Browning M2HB represented the heavy-barrel evolution of the original M2 50-Caliber series of heavy mach...
The Carl-Gustav 84mm recoiless rifle design is a popular and widely used multi-purpose weapons platform appearing w...
The M203 grenade launcher can be fitted to a variety of non-M16/M4 rifles, increasing its global use....
A close-quarters version of the successful American M16A2 Assault Rifle became the popular M4 Assault Carbine....
The Panzerfaust 3 is a modern anti-armor, shoulder-launched disposable launcher of German origin....
Since introduced in the early 1980s, the Belgian-made FN Minimi has proven a global success for a variety of milita...
The FN SCAR entered limited service in 2009 and serves with special forces units belonging to the United States, Br...
The Stinger has proven itself a potent man-portable, air defense system suitable against a variety of airborne targ...
The HK 417 is chambered for the 7.62mm NATO standard cartridge and is categorized as a Battle Rifle....
The Heckler & Koch HK G36 assault rifle is the standard frontline service gun of the Germany Army....
The HK MP7 is designed as a very compact weapon system, firing the 4.6x30mm cartridge from a 20-, 30- or 40-round d...
The HK USP semi-automatic pistol entered production in 1993 and still sees service today....
Though still in production, the Howa Type 64 has since been overtaken in use by the Howa Type 89 assault rifle....
The Howa Type 89 is a modern 5.56x45mm NATO-caliber assault rifle in service with the Japanese Self-Defense Force....
The Howa Type 96 fulfills the automatic grenade launcher role in the modern Japanese Army inventory....
The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine has been in service with US forces since 1960....
The Milkor USA M32 is a multiple-shot, repeat-fire 40mm grenade launcher system having seen use with USMC elements ...
The M72 LAW started production in the early 1960s and carried on with improved versions into the 1990s....
Minebea Company of Japan produces the PM-9 Machine Pistol which is based on the famous Israeli UZI - in its Mini-UZ...
The Modele F1 towed heavy field mortar is a prominent player in the armies of France, Turkey, the Netherlands, and ...
The L16 81mm Mortar was a joint UK and Canadian development, replacing the WW2-era Ordnance ML 3-inch system....
The Remington M24 SWS was born out of a need to replace the aging M21 sniper systems as used by the United States A...
The reliable and well-made Sumitomo Type 62 has served the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force well since its inception...
The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force adopted the Type 01 LMAT for service in 2001, an anti-tank system comparable to...
The locally-designed, developed, and produced Type 06 rifle grenade was adopted by JGSDF forces in 2006 as an alter...
Introduced in 1984, the Type 79 Jyu-MAT serves the JGSDF as a heavy-class, armor-defeating weapon system....
The Type 87 Chu-MAT utilizes laser-assisted sights with a 12 kilogram missile reaching out to 2,000 meters....