Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by sayareakd, Oct 13, 2015.
Its not fashion parade, its matter of life and death.
OFB OFFERING ARMY NEW ASSAULT RIFLES
Link :- http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/02/ofb-offering-army-new-assault-rifles.html
Nagpur: After tests carried out on the indigenously developed 5.56mm assault rifle at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, over a month ago proved to be successful, the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) hopes that it may be soon accepted by the Army. At the same time, the first batch of indigenously developed Bofors type guns may be dispatched to the Army in March, said OFB director general AK Prabhakar.
He was in the city to attend the valedictory function at National Academy of Defence Production, which trains officers joining the Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS) cadre.
The assault rifle is expected to replace the current 5.56 Insas rifle, which is the standard issue weapon for the Army since the mid-1990s. The Insas, which is also an ordnance factory product, was often reported to be inferior to the AK-47s used by militants.
Over a couple of years ago, the Army had invited offers for rifles with interchangeable barrels but did not get any response from global players. In the meantime, since the Army is looking for single barrel rifles now, OFB is also pushing this gun developed jointly with DRDO.
OFB "Trichy Assault Rifle" is a Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System (MCIWS) which incidentally looks like a Hybrid version of the AR-15 & M4 Rifles
"The assault rifle is going to be the owner's pride and neighbour's envy," said Prabhakar while addressing the NADP function. Later, speaking to newspersons, he said that the process is at an advanced stage. "The tests were successful and it is hoped that the Army will accept it," he said.
A source in the OFB added the current Insas available with the Army is technically not an assault rifle. The new weapon being developed by OFB has rapid fire feature, matching it with the AK-47. The ordnance factory has also developed an assault rifle of 7.62mm calibre, which is being offered to the para military forces.
Prabhakar said that apart from the 155x45 mm calibre howitzers based on the Bofors guns, which will reach the Army in March, the OFB has also developed a 155x52 mm gun, which is a higher version. It was test fired recently at Pokhran. This gun has a higher range than the 155x45mm calibre and was made by improvising the existing 130mm guns available with the Army.
The ordnance factories are carrying out production orders worth Rs13,000 core, which the OFB plans to take to Rs15,000 crore the next year and Rs. 20,000 core the year after, said the OFB Chief.
In this article the TRICHY rifle is given with a caption that it is an MCIWS . Is it a typo of OFB has seriously turned it into an MC Rifle ??
Is that^ the real thing, or is it shopped ?
Checked the link.
The article is taken from the TOI. But whoever posted it at "indiadefencenews.in" just added the pics for extra masala, I guess. The original article can be seen by clicking "source>>" given at the bottom of the page.
The first picture is actually a photoshopped version of INSAS + AR15 furniture. The second is an FN FAL Paratrooper version (non commonwealth as seen from the muzzle break) that has been modded.
Yep got it. Para FAL with Vltor CASV-FL:
I just saw this post on FB of a pic of an IWI Negev with the title that India had developed an indigenous MMG and named it after Guru Gobind Singh - the GGS 98.. The pic obviously is a fake, but is the news true ?
@Kunal Biswas - Do you know if there is any such development of a new MMG?
Yes, there is a new LMG in the works. As well as an MMG.
The picture is an belt fed LMG.
Details above, ignore the placeholder image. We have yet to see the design, it's in advanced stages. It was mentioned that we were going to see it soon.
Looks like we are good at developing wepons , we are moving very fast , developing new guns and systems as required by our forces .
INSAS , Ex caliber , MCIWS , MSMC , AR2 etc are good examples and are world class products .
I think we should trust our home made wepone systems boost our capabilities and one day we will compete america and russia .
What do you say ?
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Mr. Sayare, did you mean to start a new thread? We already have another thread with the exact same title.
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