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XM8 Automatic Rifle in ArmA 2: PMC, a 5.56 mm-chambered light support weapon.

Squad automatic weapons are firearms that provide a squad with a portable source of fully automatic firepower.

This usually includes but is not exclusive to, modified variants of assault rifles fitted with longer barrels and/or integrated bipods. They can be either belt- or magazine-fed depending on their configuration.

Abbreviated to:
SAW

Alternately referred to as:
Light support weapon (LSW), Squad support weapon

Sub-classifications:
Light machine gun (LMG)

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