×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System)


Military Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


Iran | 2013



"The Siyavash SWS is said to be an Iranian Army clone of the classic American Remington M40 Sniper Rifle."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
3,280 ft
999.7 m | 1,093.3 yds
Max.Eff.Range
2,550 ft/sec
777 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Physical
The physical qualities of the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,117 mm
43.98 in
O/A Length
610 mm
24.02 in
Barrel Length
14.33 lb
6.50 kg
Weight
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action System
Action
7.62x51mm NATO (assumed)
Caliber(s)
5-round magazine
Feed
Optics Only
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System) Military Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle family line.
Siyavash - Base Series Name
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/24/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Siyavash (or "Siavash") Sniper Weapon System (SWS) is a relatively new Iranian-made sniper rifle debuted in 2013. It appears as a wholly conventional sniper rifle complete with full-length stock incorporating the forend, pistol grip and shoulder support. The shoulder is padded and the trigger underslung. The barrel is seated in the stock and exposed for most of its length. A bipod arrangement is typically affixed to the extreme end of the forend to provide for the needed forward support when firing the weapon. Optics are seated over the receiver in the usual way and provide precision fire at range.

Reports say that the Siyavash is an Iranian interpretation / clone of the classic American Remington M40 (detailed elsewhere on this site) which makes its action a traditional manually-operated bolt-lever handle. This would also provide for some performance assumptions including an effective firing range out to 800 meters. Its carry weight is reported to be about 14lb. Chambering would therefore be the NATO 7.62x51mm rifle cartridge fed by way of a five-round magazine (most likely detachable).

While the Siyavash doesn't break any new ground as sniper rifles go, it provides the Iranian Army with a viable, home-grown sniper weapon solution based upon a proven, established system. The American M40 has been in circulation since the mid-1960s and has seen considerable combat service ranging from the Vietnam War (1955-1975) into the current unrest in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Siyavash SWS is seeing limited series production as of this writing (2015).

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): State Factories - Iran
National flag of Iran

[ Iran ]
Going Further...
The Siyavash SWS (Sniper Weapon System) Military Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle appears in the following collections:
HOME
SMALL ARMS INDEX
SPECIAL FORCES
ARMS BY COUNTRY
ARMS MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE ARMS
ARMS BY CONFLICT
ARMS BY TYPE
ARMS BY DECADE
MODERN SMALL ARMS
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country World War Next

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.


©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)