The m27 infantry automatic rifle iar is a lightweight magazine fed 556mm select fire weapon based on the heckler koch hk416 it is used by the united states marine corps and is intended to enhance an automatic riflemans maneuverability. Adopted by the us army and used by many other ground warfare forces of the world the ar 15 based hk416 model automatic rifle from heckler koch of germany also forms the basis of the new united states marine corps usmc m27 infantry automatic rifle iar the product was adopted in 2011 and . The heckler koch hk416 is a rifle designed and manufactured by heckler kochalthough its design is based on the ar 15 class of weapons specifically the colt m4 carbine family issued to the us military it uses a proprietary short stroke gas piston system derived from the armalite ar 18 the same system was also used in heckler kochs earlier g36 family of rifles. The us marine corps has picked the heckler koch m27 as its new infantry rifle commandant of the marine corps gen robert neller confirmed the selection in an interview with militarycom the . Heckler koch is pleased to announce that the company has finalized a deal with the us marine corps for more m27 infantry automatic rifles the contract worth over 29 million is for up to 15000 more iars and spare parts
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