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  • The two companies will jointly produce high-tech products and systems used by Qatari government forces
  • The agreements provide for a new production facility to be built in Doha
  • This is a further step in the Group's internationalization process; 94% of the group turnover is already realized outside of Italy

March 12, 2018
Beretta Holding signed an agreement with Barzan Holdings for the launch of a joint industrial project in Qatar aimed at satisfying the need of Qatar government forces to equip itself with light defense weapons characterized by cutting-edge technologies.

The project envisages that Beretta Holding hold a minority stake in a joint venture (named BINDIG) which will benefit from a technology transfer from the Beretta Holding group. The project involves the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Doha to produce light portable weapons (pistols and rifles) and where, in the future, it will be possible to develop new weapon systems.

The initiative confirms once again the international aptitude of Beretta Holding.

Barzan Holdings is a company specifically set up and controlled by the Ministry of Defense of Qatar to increase manufacturing and technological capacity of the Country in this sector, through investments and joint ventures with major international players.


Beretta Unveils the Victrix Armaments "Corvus" Heavy Sniper Rifle at the 2017 DSEi Show

London, September 12th, 2017, Beretta unveiled at the 2017 DSEi Show the new Victrix Armaments "Corvus" heavy sniper .50 caliber rifle. 

Beretta is proud to announce Victrix Armaments' latest development in long range bolt action rifles: the .50 BMG caliber CORVUS. The recently acquired Italian bran Victrix expands the already broad range of precision rifles marketed by Beretta with a true "hard hitting" sniper and anti-material rifle for extreme long range engagements. The heavy caliber CORVUS rifle is manufactured with the same cutting edge technology, high end materials and unparalleled precision that defines the Company production but in a highly effective and widely adopted caliber. Despite the technical challenges imposed by the powerful .50 BMG, the CORVUS is one of the most accurate, light and compact rifle in its category. 

With a smooth and at the same time rock-solid AISI 630 stainless steel action with 3-lug bolt, together with a 27" barrel with a 4 chamber recoil dampening muzzle brake, the CORVUS provides an astonishing 0.5 MOA accuracy at 1,094 yards in a 33.11 pounds, 45.5 inch (folded stock) package. Complemented by several ergonomics and new safety features, the CORVUS is ready for any challenging combat environment. 

Victrix Armaments is an Italian company based in Cazzano Sant'Andrea (Bergamo) based within Officina Meccanica Rottigni, which offers leading edge solutions in the field of precision bolt action rifles and related technologies. With Victrix, Beretta broadens its strong position in the rifle segment and further expands its already wide range of products and customer base. Beretta will market the Victrix product lines - Victoria (Competition), and Minerva (Defense & Law Enforcement) -- and will develop new solutions starting from a line of extreme long range rifles in .408/.375 CheyTac, as well as .50 BMG calibers. These products will complement and expand the fine line of Sako and Tikka rifles already marketed by Beretta. 


Technical Specifications

Series: Minerva (Military & Law Enforcement)
Model: Corvus
Caliber: .50 BMG
Accuracy: 0.5 MOA at 1.000 meters (1,094 yds.) with Sniper Elite 709 grs. match ammunition
Barrel length: 27 inch (685.8 mm)
Action: AISI 630 stainless steel Corvus action with 3 lugs bolt, PVD surface finishing
Magazine: 5 rounds, polymer
Trigger: selectable dual or single stage; adjustable trigger - travel, weight and position
Safety: 2 position lever
Muzzle brake: 4 chamber, detachable
Optics rail: 45 MOA action and hand guard matched rails
Frame: light alloy chassis with hard anodizing, scratch resistant, anti-glare finish
Rails: 2 side and 2 lower hand guard mounted rail sections
Stock: fully adjustable, light alloy, right side folding "Evo" model with bolt handle locking system; integral monopod; multi QD cups points; locking system in both open/closed position
Carry Handle: detachable, with multi mission QD cups point, tripod threads, integral Heli-sniping hook
Bipod: light alloy, Pictatinny amounted "Omero force" bipod (selectable, front or rear mount position), quick release extendable legs, quick adjustable cant
Accessories: hard Tactical rifle case with custom cut interior; cleaning and tool kit
Magazine: 1 + 2, 5 rounds polymer magazines
Weight: 33.11 lbs (15.300 g)rfile only 38.9 lbs (17.500 g) - rifle with "Omero force" bipod, Steiner Military 5025x56 optic, Sphur 4006 optic mount
Dimensions: 57 inches (1.450 mm) with stock open and 45.4 inches (1.180 mm) with stock folded

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Beretta Defense Technologies is an alliance of four market leading companies: Beretta, Benelli, Sako and Steiner. These founding companies of Beretta Defense Technologies have been globally well known through decades of leadership, innovation and investment and now form a single source contact for the high tech military & law enforcement hardware they are renowned for.

Beretta Defense Technologies is a concept that has grown from the needs of governement and agencies to cover a wider range of complicated scenarios, by providing with the unique combination services, weaponry and equipment - from firearms, ammunition, optronics to tactial clothin - inorder to match every operational needs.