Weapons are a soldier's tool of his trade with each weapon used for specific tasks.
Being an Armed Force in charge of National Security and Border Control, the Armed Forces of Malta have a number of tools at their disposal ranging from the small calibre standard issue pistol the Beretta 92 FS to the OtoMelara KBA 25 mm gunship cannon. Soldiers are regularly trained in the use and maintenance of such weapons.
Support Weapons are sometimes a determining factor on the battlefield. They not only deliver bigger caliber munition to the enemy but suppressive fire can also give troops just enough time to move for cover or towards the enemy. Support Weapons are usually carried by one or more soldiers and can also be mounted on land and seaborne assets with appropriate mounts and sights.