Indian Army procurement of carbines & ammunition

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  1. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    Site March 15, 2012 will be held in June 2012, the comprehensive report, the Indian Army carbines of the four bidding companies to test, and ultimately selected a company to provide 44618 5.56 mm close-combat carbine and 33.6 million rounds of bullets. ultimately replace its active-duty 9 mm carbine. these four companies are: U.S. Colt, Sig Sauer (USA) Inc., the Israeli arms industry and the Italian Beretta company, they provide the carbine will be located in infantry school in India and Central Farm Hao (Mhow), Rajasthan desert environment and the high altitude test.

    Indian Army will be its final selection of company signed a contract worth $ 400,000,000 (200 billion rupees) contract, the company will also transfer of technology to the Indian arsenal Commission. India the arsenal Commission will produce 380 000 400 000 carbine for the Indian Army and Indian paramilitary forces and national police forces in accordance with the provisions of the Indian defense acquisition program >> This contract will also include the terms of the trade remedies, trade and the amount of compensation will be 30% of the entire contract amount

    The requirements include: Indian Army carbine weighs less than 3 kg, rate of fire of 600 rounds / min; the minimum effective range of 200 meters; equipped with Picatinny rail, rail is installed on the reflection and passive night vision sights, visible and invisible laser pointer as well as multi-purpose detachable bayonet.

    (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute, Liu Jing)


    Indian Army tender procurement of more than 40,000 carbines and tens of millions of rounds of ammunition
     
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  3. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    So we are waiting for this..
     
  4. lemontree

    lemontree Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    We cannot even manufacture a 9 mm carbine?

    Seems that the reports of poor Indian educational standards are rather true.
     
  5. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    ^^^

    Seriously!
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Sir,
    Seem 5.56mm carbine meant to replace 9mm..
     
  7. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I assume The Rifles as well as Carbine will share same parts..

    If not then its a Problem..



    There are not many produce 5.56x30mm..
     
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    why couldn't army think of carbines like AK102 which has the power of an assault rifle and flexibllity of a smg?
     
  9. Killswitch

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    ARDE and DRDO are working on a replacement for the INSAS. Its a multi barrrel rifle that looks like the FN 2000.

    If this carbine is inducted, will it kill any chance of the F INSAS rifle being inducted?

    Its a shame India cannot standardize its kit. They will have a salad bowl of small arms soon.
     
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    More than 60 years after independence, India is unable to produce a simple gun to equip its army with. And people dream of being a "superpower". :pound:
     
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    The calibre remains the same:

    • INSAS LMG: 5.56x45mm
    • INSAS AR: 5.56x45mm
    • INSAS SMC: 5.56x30mm


    Also, AFAIK, the tolerance in INSAS AR and LMG is so kept that it can easily be converted to use 5.56x30mm ammo. [correct me if I am wrong]
     
  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    No, For that you have to Modified Insas heavily, Also 5.56 x 30mm is a sub-machine gun cartage not for LMG or AR..

    5.56X30mm is for low recoil, Lower velocity Bullet compare to AR 5.56 x 45mm..
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I see.

    I have seen (also used) a conversion, originally an AR-15 but modified to take shorter bullets (same calibre). Don't know extensive the modification was.
     
  14. Kunal Biswas

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    If you change the Mag and the size of the Ammo, you change the lower receiver and small modification to the upper receiver..

    The gas tubes may remain the same so does trigger assemble and the barrel, But chamber may not remain the same as the bullet dimensions are not the same..

    [​IMG]

    1. Upper Receiver
    2. Lower Receiver
    3. Gas Block
    4. Forearm
    5. Barrel
    6. Muzzle Attachment
    7. Charging Handle
    8. Bolt Carrier Group
    9. Delta Ring Assembly
    10. Ejection Port
    11. Forward Assist
     
  15. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    This is SIG:

    [​IMG]

    It is very Possible The Rifle and Carbine may have same Company..
     
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  17. Kunal Biswas

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    Just changing this, As of now the 5.56 x 30mm has more or less power of 5.56 x 45mm ..

     

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