FAMAE (Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército, "Factories and Workshops of the Army") is a Chilean state-owned firearms manufacturer. Its products are used by the Chilean armed forces and the Carabineros police force. The company produces among others the FAMAE CT-30 carbine, FAMAE SAF submachine gun, FAMAE FD-200 sniper rifle, Rayo rocket launcher and FAMAE revolver.

Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército de Chile
Native name
Spanish: Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército de Chile
TypeState-owned company
Founded1811; 210 years ago (1811)
Area served
Key people
Rony Jara Lecanda (President)[1][2]
Combat vehicle


FAMAE traces it roots to October 8, 1811 when Francisco Ramon Vicuña was mandated to commission an arms factory.[3]

Among its projects are the SIG SG 510-4 rifle, SIG SG 542 rifle, FAMAE SAF submachine gun, Rayo MLRS, among others. Responsible for modifying and maintaining the tanks, aircraft and other military devices that reach the Chilean Army.

FAMAE specializes in research projects and Weapon System Modernization.

FAMAE projectsEdit

The 1975 FAMAE Corvo light 4x4 never went beyond the prototype stage
  • Projects to supply weapons for tanks and armored units.
  • Draft carts and arms supplies for Mechanized Infantry battalions.
  • Projects for modernization of shells Light Artillery units.
  • Projects provision of integration and modernization of weapons systems, tanks, weaponry and auxiliary trolleys larger units that make up the infantry, armor, artillery and engineering.

Within the development of defense engineering projects, highlights the SETAC Simulation System "Training System for Tactical Commanders, which consists of a computerized war game double action that is in use in major Latin American armies.


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