Precision Rifles for
Defense, Peacekeeping
and Internal Security

AWS 'Covert'

The Covert system is essentially an AWS with a folding stock. It is supplied in a small suitcase which houses the rifle with the stock folded and the barrel/suppressor combination detached - a package offering the utmost precision for discreet deployment. As with the AWS, the Covert system is designed for use with subsonic ammunition which, depending on the target, yields an effective maximum range of around 300m. To ensure optimum precision, longevity and readiness, the suppressor utilizes a baffle system rather than disposable neophrene wipes. Its noise levels are similar to those that are generated by .22 LR match ammunition. Due to the steep trajactories of subsonic ammunition, some form of accurate ranging is necessary to ensure first-round hits. The new Mk II sight with parallax adjustment helps with this in the absence of a dedicated rangefinder. A fixed power 6x or the 3-12x50 variable are ideal optics for this rifle, as it is intended for the type of close work that often requires optics with a wide field of view and close range focus.

While the Covert system's compacted size is considerably smaller than that of any conventional system, its special barrel and integral suppressor keep the weapon's overall length within normal limits when deployed. The user can remove or install the barrel/suppressor combination in a matter of minutes. As with other integrally-suppressed systems, a slightly higher sight mount may be necessary to ensure that the suppressor does not intefere with the optics' objective lens.

The rifle is normally supplied in a polymer suitcase that is lined with closed-cell foam featuring cutouts for the stock/action/optics/bipod combination, the bolt, the suppressor, a magazine and a box of ammunition.

AWS Covert Technical Specifications

Caliber .308 Win
Barrel length N/A
Barrel twist N/A
Barrel steel Stainless
Muzzle brake N/A
Bolt locking 3 lugs, 60° turn
Receiver Integral sight rail, maximum barrel support, wrought steel
Stock Alloy chassis system with reinforced nylon stock support in black and green
Striker fall .26" (6.5mm)
Trigger Multi-adjustable two stage; weight: 3.3 lb (1.5kg) - 4 lb (1.8kg)
Saftey Mechanisms 3-way safety catch locks firing pin and bolt, gas shroud and vents, tight-fitting enclosed bolt
Magazine Detachable box type
Magazine capacity 10
Stock adjustment Length (optional cheek piece)
Bipod type and weight Quick-detachable, mulit-adjustable foldable, 1.1 lb (0.5kg)
Sight mounting AI rail, low profile, one-piece mount
Optical sights Mil spec Mk II in 6x, 10x, 3-12V and 4-16V
Iron sights N/A
Sling connection points 4 + 1
Overall weight 13.2 lb (6.kg)
Overall length 47" (1,200mm)
Quality ISO 9001
Interchangeability Full
Expected MRBF (excluding barrel) › 20,000
Role Black
Normal maximum range 300m
Muzzle suppression N/A
Folding stock
length reduction / weight addition
Standard
8" (200mm) / .44 lb (0.2kg)

information courtesy of Accuracy International Ltd.

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