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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 (2024) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Infantry Arms Index.




1
Picture of the Browning M2
National Flag Graphic
1921
Browning M2
Multi-role Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
2
Picture of the Carl-Gustav M3 (M1948)
National Flag Graphic
1948
Carl-Gustav M3 (M1948)
Multirole, Shoulder-Fired Recoilless Rifle
3
Picture of the Colt / AAI M203
National Flag Graphic
1969
Colt / AAI M203
40mm Single-Shot, Breech-Loading Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)
4
Picture of the Colt M4
National Flag Graphic
1994
Colt M4
Assault Carbine
5
Picture of the Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3
National Flag Graphic
1992
Dynamit-Nobel Panzerfaust 3
Single-Shot Disposable Anti-tank Rocket Launcher
6
Picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
National Flag Graphic
1982
Fabrique Nationale FN Minimi
Light Machine Gun (LMG) / Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW)
7
Picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)
National Flag Graphic
2009
Fabrique Nationale FN SCAR (Mk 16 / Mk 17)
Modular Automatic Assault Rifle
8
Picture of the General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
National Flag Graphic
1981
General Dynamics / Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger
MAN-Portable, Air Defense (MANPAD) Missile System
9
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417
National Flag Graphic
2006
Heckler & Koch HK 417
Battle Rifle / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
10
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G36
National Flag Graphic
1996
Heckler & Koch HK G36
Assault Rifle / Assault Carbine
11
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP7
National Flag Graphic
2001
Heckler & Koch HK MP7
Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)
12
Picture of the Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol)
National Flag Graphic
1993
Heckler & Koch USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol)
Semi-Automatic Service Pistol
13
Picture of the Howa Type 64
National Flag Graphic
1964
Howa Type 64
Assault Rifle / Battle Rifle
14
Picture of the Howa Type 89
National Flag Graphic
1989
Howa Type 89
Assault Rifle
15
Picture of the Howa Type 96
National Flag Graphic
1996
Howa Type 96
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL)
16
Picture of the M18 Claymore
National Flag Graphic
1960
M18 Claymore
Anti-Personnel Mine
17
Picture of the M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
National Flag Graphic
2006
M32 MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher)
Six-Shot Grenade Launcher
18
Picture of the M67 (Grenade)
National Flag Graphic
1971
M67 (Grenade)
Fragmentation Infantry Hand Grenade
19
Picture of the M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon)
National Flag Graphic
1963
M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon)
Disposable Anti-Tank (AT) Rocket Launcher
20
Picture of the Minebea PM-9
National Flag Graphic
1990
Minebea PM-9
Machine Pistol / Submarine Gun (SMG)
21
Picture of the MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)
National Flag Graphic
1989
MO-120 RT-61 (Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1)
Towed Rifled Heavy Mortar-Gun
22
Picture of the Ordnance L16 82mm
National Flag Graphic
1965
Ordnance L16 82mm
Medium Infantry-Level Mortar Weapon System
23
Picture of the Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
National Flag Graphic
1987
Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
24
Picture of the SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)
National Flag Graphic
1975
SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)
Semi-Automatic Pistol
25
Picture of the Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)
National Flag Graphic
1962
Sumitomo Type 62 (NTK-62)
General Purpose Machine Gun / Medium Machine Gun
26
Picture of the Type 01 LMAT
National Flag Graphic
2001
Type 01 LMAT
Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) System
27
Picture of the Type 06 AT
National Flag Graphic
2006
Type 06 AT
Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade
28
Picture of the Type 79 Jyu-MAT
National Flag Graphic
1984
Type 79 Jyu-MAT
Anti-Tank, Wire-Guided Missile System
29
Picture of the Type 87 Chu-MAT
National Flag Graphic
1989
Type 87 Chu-MAT
Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Missile System
30
Picture of the Type 91 (Hand Arrow)
National Flag Graphic
1994
Type 91 (Hand Arrow)
4th Generation MANPAD System
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