Caracal International LLC is a subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates company, Tawazun Holding. They have introduced a new AR-style weapon at DSEi. Overall, the lines of the carbine are a little different than what you would find on a US-issue M4 and more in line with what we are seeing with more modern extrapolations of the design.
Named the CAR 816, this piston gun is available in 10″, 14.5″ and 16″ configurations. The adjustable gas port has four settings, Normal, Silencer Hi, Silencer Lo, and Off. It also incorporates a few nice-to-haves. For instance, as you can see rail incorporates a quick release to facilitate breaking it down. Additionally, you can see the flared magwell on the lower receiver.
The grip is a rubberized variant of the USGI grip. Additionally, the break down pins are dimpled, making it easier to use a cartridge or ink pen to break the weapon down.
The nitride bolt design is slightly different than a non-mil spec design owing to the piston operating system and the magazine catch is available in an ambidextrous configuration.
Finally, the CAR 618 features a 1:7 twist Barrel in Cr-Mo nitrided steel.