|Katiba 6.5 mm|
|Type||Bullpup Assault Rifle|
|Variants||Katiba GL, Katiba Carbine|
The Katiba is the baseline variant of the Katiba series. Along with its sub-variants, it is chambered to fire the caseless 6.5×39mm round.
It loads from 30 round box magazines and can attain a rate of fire of up to 800 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The Katiba accepts accessories on its top and side rails, and can be fitted with muzzle attachments.
Compared to its NATO counterpart, it has less recoil and a greater fire rate (800 rounds per minute versus the MX's 625). It also has a slightly shorter barrel length, which makes it more compact to carry. Overall, these advantages make the baseline Katiba easier to handle than the MX.
However, it should be noted that like its Pacific CSAT counterpart, the Katiba has rather poor accuracy and subsequently has trouble hitting targets with any degree of precision beyond 400-500 metres. Because of its bullpup layout, it also requires 1 whole second to rearm compared to the MX.