OFB-DRDO offer Milap carbine to Army

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    OFB-DRDO offer Milap carbine to Army | idrw.org
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    Published May 21, 2011 SOURCE : TNN

    The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is once again set to woo the Indian Army with its new carbine, a weapon that has left a trail of controversy in recent years. The Army is looking for a new version of carbine for a couple of years but things have not really moved.

    After an earlier plan to make a carbine in association with a global firm M/s Singapore Technologies went haywire following an alleged corruption scandal, OFB has now tied up with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to produce the weapon. Named Milap, for the joint venture, the OFB-DRDO carbine is expected to be shortly presented to the Army for trials. The cost of making Milap is estimated to be Rs 50,000, which is half of what it was envisaged with Singapore Technologies. Carbine is an automatic weapon generally used for close quarter battle.

    Around 20 prototypes of Milap would be ready in a month’s time and presented to the Army. The bulk production would depend on approval and indent by the user, said Director General of OFB D M Gupta. He was in the city to attend a high- level meeting to decide on future strategy held at the National Academy of Defence Production (NADP).

    The carbine to be made in association with Singapore Technologies was estimated to have cost Rs 1.10 lakh apiece, said a source. However, an alleged scandal related to the deal led to the arrest of the then DG OFB Sudipto Gosh a couple of years ago and the firm being blacklisted. Earlier, the OFB had developed a 5.56 mm carbine Amogh. However, it did not get the acceptability among forces. The weapon was offered to both Army as well as the central paramilitary forces. However, both did not show much interest in it, said a source.

    Sources said Milap would have a better range and accuracy compared to the existing one used by the forces. The prototypes will be made at the Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. Once the order is received, manufacturing will take place at a new factory coming up at Korba in Chhattisgarh. Even if Milap is does not clear the user trials by the Army, the one approved will be made at Korba. After the Singapore Technologies deal was set aside, the Army once again began scouting for vendors for a carbine and had issued a request for information.

    The process started afresh and OFB-DRDO is one of the contenders. There are chances that the Army may go in for a foreign weapon too.

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    @jaiswal its good you are posting threads but please format them correctly TIA
     
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    sorry couldent find the appropriate thread thus created new thread.
    mode please make this thread sticky where all the new weapons news will be posted
     
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    Sorry but i couldnt understand what do you mean by appropriate formate.
    Please elobrate it.
     
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    is it new carbine or new name for old carbine, discuss earlier ???
     
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    sir its a new carbine which being manufactured by OB-DRDO joint venture.
    This has been stated in the artical.
    After an earlier plan to make a
    carbine in association with a
    global firm M/s Singapore
    Technologies went haywire
    following an alleged corruption
    scandal, OFB has now tied up
    with Defence Research and
    Development Organisation
    (DRDO) to produce the weapon.
    Named Milap, for the joint
    venture, the OFB-DRDO carbine
    is expected to be shortly
    presented to the Army for trials.
    The cost of making Milap is
    estimated to be Rs 50,000, which
    is half of what it was envisaged
    with Singapore Technologies.
     
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    NAGPUR: The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is once again set to woo the Indian Army with its new carbine, a weapon that has left a trail of controversy in recent years. The Army is looking for a new version of carbine for a couple of years but things have not really moved.

    After an earlier plan to make a carbine in association with a global firm M/s Singapore Technologies went haywire following an alleged corruption scandal, OFB has now tied up with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to produce the weapon. Named Milap, for the joint venture, the OFB-DRDO carbine is expected to be shortly presented to the Army for trials.

    The cost of making Milap is estimated to be Rs 50,000, which is half of what it was envisaged with Singapore Technologies. Carbine is an automatic weapon generally used for close quarter battle.

    Around 20 prototypes of Milap would be ready in a month's time and presented to the Army. The bulk production would depend on approval and indent by the user, said Director General of OFB D M Gupta. He was in the city to attend a high-level meeting to decide on future strategy held at the National Academy of Defence Production (NADP).

    The carbine to be made in association with Singapore Technologies was estimated to have cost Rs 1.10 lakh apiece, said a source. However, an alleged scandal related to the deal led to the arrest of the then DG OFB Sudipto Gosh a couple of years ago and the firm being blacklisted.

    Earlier, the OFB had developed a 5.56 mm carbine Amogh. However, it did not get the acceptability among forces. The weapon was offered to both Army as well as the central paramilitary forces. However, both did not show much interest in it, said a source.

    Sources said Milap would have a better range and accuracy compared to the existing one used by the forces. The prototypes will be made at the Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. Once the order is received, manufacturing will take place at a new factory coming up at Korba in Chhattisgarh. Even if Milap is does not clear the user trials by the Army, the one approved will be made at Korba.

    After the Singapore Technologies deal was set aside, the Army once again began scouting for vendors for a carbine and had issued a request for information. The process started afresh and OFB-DRDO is one of the contenders. There are chances that the Army may go in for a foreign weapon too.

    OFB-DRDO offer Milap carbine to Army - Times Of India
     
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    So it seems MSMC is down the drain???
     
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    check threads created by other members and compare with yours and you'll understand
     
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    Your posts appear like this:

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    They shouldn't.
     
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    Is Milap a new development or just the MSMC in a new package ?? I would like some heads-up on this.
     
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    They could have ask for consultancy from a reputed gun maker for eg; British took help from German H&K to correct the defects in the SA-80 rifle wonder why they believe in reinventing the wheel and claiming they can do everything.
     
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    got that sir,
    but when i post from my mobile browse it always distort the posted artical.
     
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    So there's you're problem. You're posting from a mobile. Try to use a PC (desktop or notebook). Avoid posting from a mobile, you can browse through the forums using it.
     
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    sir i dont have access to pc/lap. As i dont have them.
    But i will try to post only when the topic is not been covere.
    Thanks for ur help.
     
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    It's a completely new carbine we haven't seen yet.
     
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    Army to induct new carbine soon

    JAIPUR: Milap, a new indigenous carbine, is likely to be inducted in the Indian Army soon, sources said.

    Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)have developed this modern carbine. They have developed 20 models of the weapon. It is claimed the Army's fire capacity will soar after induction of the new weapon.

    Defence sources said "The board is set to woo the Indian Army with its new carbine. The Army had been looking for a new carbine for a couple of years but things had not really moved."

    After an earlier plan to make a carbine in association with a global firm failed following a corruption scandal, OFB has now tied up with Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to produce it. Named Milap, for the joint venture, the OFB-DRDO carbine is expected to be shortly presented to the Army for trials.

    "The cost of making a Milap is estimated to be Rs 50,000, which is half of what it was envisaged by an earlier firm. Carbine is an automatic weapon generally used for close quarter battle (CQB)," sources said.

    They added "Close quarters combat (CQC) or close quarters battle (CQB) is a type of fighting in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range, potentially to the point of hand-to-hand or fighting with hand-held weapons such as swords, knives or bayonet. In the typical CQC scenario, the attackers try a very fast, violent takeover of a vehicle or structure controlled by the defenders, who usually have no easy way to withdraw. Because enemies, hostages/civilians, and fellow operators can be closely intermingled, CQC demands a rapid assault and a precise application of lethal force. The operators need great proficiency with their weapons, but also the ability to make split-second decisions in order to avoid or limit friendly' casualties. CQC is defined as a short-duration, high-intensity conflict, characterized by sudden violence at close range."

    The defence spokesman Colonel S D Goswami refused to comment on the issue. However, he said that many modernization steps are being taken. "In performing its duty, infantry which constitutes 60% strength of the army, plays the most important role, success of infantry is success of army and man behind the weapon is most important. Infantry is queen of the battle. So we have envisaged modernization plans," he added.

    Army to induct new carbine soon - The Times of India
     
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    I've fixed the opening post.
     
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    Please post more pics of the new design.
     

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