|«|| The Katiba is a 6.5mm assault rifle of an Eastern origin. Developed in cooperation with China, it features a (lightweight) bullpup design, reliability and low recoil. The Katiba is a standard issue weapon for OPFOR armies. Three version of the Katiba exist: standard, a shorter carbine and a GL version equipped with an under-slung grenade launcher.|
- The Katiba series are based on the real-world "KH-2002 Khaybar" bullpup assault rifle designed by the Iran-based Defense Industries Organization that has seen limited use with the Iranian Armed Forces.
- On the other hand, the Katiba GL variant's underbarrel launcher appears to be based on the "ML40 mk2" grenade launcher designed by Madritsch Weapon Technology, an arms company based in Austria.
- Despite clearly being modelled with non-double stacked STANAG magazines that would only be able to fit 20 rounds, the Katiba series are strangely capable of firing up to 30 rounds per magazine.
- In addition, although they are stated to be chambered to fire caseless 6.5 mm ammunition, all variants have an ejection port.
- During ArmA 3's pre-Alpha development phase, early media releases did not show either the Katiba or its sub-variants as the service weapon of Mediterranean CSAT forces. Instead, the TRG-21 assault rifle was (presumably) used as a temporary placeholder until the Katiba was added to the game.
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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit
- MX (NATO counterpart)
- SPAR-16 (CTRG counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)
- CAR-95 (Pacific CSAT counterpart, ArmA 3: Apex only)