Lusa USA – Lusa 94 SA
Named from the Roman Lusitania, the name for modern day Portugal, Lusa is a submachine gun originally manufactured by INDEP of Portugal. The 9x19mm Parabellum SMG combined the barrel assembly of an Israeli Uzi and the trigger assembly of a West German MP5. INDEP had originally been a licensed manufacturer of the H&K G3, and during that time used the modern tooling and techniques to design the new sub-gun. Sales began in 1983, the firearm was overall a commercial failure and the MP5 was later awarded most of the coveted LE contracts.