Army going to purchase thousands of new high tech rifles plus ammo?

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  1. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

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    Hi, I hope that this post is important enough to post a new thread :)
    However, I found rumors about this deal and I searched for it in the internet and found this articles:
    India likely to acquire arms, ammunition worth $1 bn - Home - livemint.com

    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/125079/india-seeking-small-arms,-ammunition-worth-$1-billion.html

    http://observatoiredefense.wordpres...eeking-small-arms-ammunition-worth-1-billion/

    Can someone post alist of the potential rifles?
     
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  3. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

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    Has no one an idea which weapons are exactly going to be part of the tender??????
     
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    What are the exact specifications of the wishlist and what does it sign for the home grown product ?

    the IA seems to be a confused lot going by their RFP and the way its handled.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    i will be very happy if IA buy some of these few thousands would do provided SK is willing to sell them to India.





    this is K11 assault rifle.
     
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    K-11 seems too big, ugly and whats the point firing a 20mm shell when almost every rifle can be fitted with a 40mm grenade launcher. I think the likely contenders are

    HK 416/417

    Heckler & Koch - Group Website

    Israel will mostly field the X-95 or ACE family of rifles

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd, Assault Rifles

    FN will bring the SCAR

    Rifles

    Bushmaster will field the ACR

    Bushmaster Presents - ACR

    I think ACR is the best, can change from 5.56mm to 6.8mm, 6.8 spc is nice new round with a whole lot of punch. 6.5mm grendel is even better.
     
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    SCAR or ACR for IA??!! This would be a totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    SCAR is nice but i think ACR takes the prize, i think even the Robinson XCR should be in the competition as well. Apart from just these we should also order Alexander Arms 6.5mm grendel and .50 Beowulf rifles,

    Alexander Arms: 6.5 Grendel® | Rifles

    I think Grendel and Beowulf should be standard for ghatak units.

    Alexander Arms: .50 Beowulf® | Rifles

    Ideally the Infantry should carry the Trichy Rifle (i hope its accepted in a modified form), leaving these imported ones for specialist units.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    shame shame, puppy shame;

    we can't even develop a rifle, $1 billion should be invested in our country.
     

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