The GIAT ADR (Armes de Défense Rapprochée, lit. "close defense weapon") was a prototype French PDW developed by GIAT Industries.


The French Army was looking for a PDW for their use. GIAT designed the ADR for this, in the hopes that it would be fielded. However, the French Army chose the FN P90 instead, and the ADR was left forgotten.

Design DetailsEdit

The ADR is an interesting firearm with two pistol grips. The initial prototypes had two triggers; one trigger for semi-automatic fire and another for fully automatic fire. The later versions had only one trigger. Ammunition was fed from a 20-round detachable box magazine. The ADR could also hold an extra magazine in the pistol grip. It had cyclic rate of 300 to 1000 rounds per minute.


A variety of cartridges were tested for the weapon, with various case lengths. Some casings were based on the 5.56×45mm NATO, others on the 9×19mm Parabellum casing necked down, and others with case lengths of 20, 22, 25, and 30mm.

  • 5.56×19mm
  • 5.56×20mm
  • 5.56×22mm
  • 5.56×25mm
  • 5.56×30mm
  • 5.6×22mm
  • 5.7×22mm
  • 5.7×25mm
  • 5.7mm



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