The Howa Machinery Type 89 Assault Rifle, developed by HOWA Machinery Co., is a Japanese assault rifle used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. An assault rifle is a rifle designed for combat, with selective fire and gas-operated. The Type 89 rifle may fire rifle grenades. It is used by the Japan Coast Guard's Special Security Team units and the Special Assault Team too.
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt Overall length: 864 mm Barrel length: 420 mm Weigth: 3.5 kg unloaded Magazine capacity: 30 rds