S&T Daewoo K11 DAW or Dual-barrer Air-burst Weapon is an assualt rifle equipped to fire 5.56x45mm NATO rounds and also is capable of firing 20x30mm air-burst smart grenade from a launcher which is topped over the barrel. Grenades which can be used with K11 DAW smart grenade launcher can be set to either detonate immediately on impact with a solid target or have time fuse which is triggered after the impact.
“Smart” capability of this fine weapon is special function integrated into weapon’s electronics that can be used to explode a shell few meters away of the target. Shell will produce air-burst-effect capable of destroying targets within 6m, and incapacitating others at 8m area. Using a smart shells give uncanny advantage on the battlefield as it can destroy targets in buildings, behind walls or in trenches with a press of a button.
But this high-tech weapon comes at a steep pricing tag: first order went to the United Arab Emirates – 40 K11 assault rifles were purchased for evaluation purpose and single unit cost was estimated around 14,000 US dollars.