|Katiba Carbine 6.5 mm|
|Variants||Katiba, Katiba GL|
The Katiba Carbine is a compact variant of the baseline Katiba. Just like its parent model, it is chambered to fire the same caseless 6.5×39 mm round.
It loads from 30 round box magazines and has the same rate of fire (800 rounds per minute). The Katiba Carbine accepts being mounted with accessories on its top and side rails, and can be fitted with muzzle attachments.
Performance-wise, the sole difference with the Katiba Carbine is that it uses a shorter barrel which reduces its muzzle velocity to only 820 m/s. While this also decreases its total weight and makes it even more compact to carry (ideal for vehicle crews), this comes at the cost of some accuracy and range; with the latter restricting the Katiba Carbine's effective range to just 350 metres and less.