What happened to this Weapon?

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  1. SATISH

    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/25.htm



    Zittara Multi-purpose Carbine




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    • Weapon capable of being used in an assault rifle role with capability to fire 5.56X45 mm rounds with an accuracy upto 300 m
    • Weapon capable of being used in a carbine role with capability to fire 5.56X30 mm and 9X19 mm rounds with an accuracy upto 200 m
    • Bull pup configuration making the weapon only 59 cms long and 3 Kgs in weight
    • Integrated aiming system – Reflex sight + integral laser pointer.
    • Day & Night continuous fighting capability – No zeroing needed.
    • Ideal for Close Quarter Battle (CQB) with all calibers owing to all the above features
    • Advanced ergonomic design.
    • Compact rifle with long barrel – High accuracy.
    • Rear center of gravity - Comfort in shooting and holding – Improved hit probability.
    • Appropriate for right or left-hand shooter
    • Interchangeability of barrel and magazine for both calibers
    • Advanced sighting system attached directly to barrel.
    • Adjustment of optical system for continuous day & night fighting.


    CHARACTERISTICS

    5.56x45 mm INSAS & NATO 5.56x30 mm 9x19 mm
    Weight
    (Weapon only) 3 kg 3 kg 3 kg
    Method of operation Closed Bolt Position Closed Bolt Position Blow Back
    Total Length 59 cm 59 cm 59 cm
    Barrel length 33 cm 33 cm 33 cm
    Muzzle Velocity 890 m/sec 650 m/sec 410 m/sec
    Rate of Fire 750 – 950 rds/min 900 rds/min 650 rds/min
    Magazine 30 rds 30 rds 30 rds


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  3. EnlightenedMonk

    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    Wiki says this -

     
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    This looks like copy of Tavor!?
     
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    Oh!!!! It actually is Tavor. According to Wikipedia Tavor in Indian service is named Zittara.

    It is primarily in service with special Forces - like MARCOS.


    P.S.
    Monk the link you have given says :
    Where could possibly they have been captured??!!!
     
  7. Rage

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    That is correct. The Tavor is also part of the modernization program for other counter-insurgency forces because of its credibility in heat and sand, ergonomic design and fast-point/ fast-shoot ability providing a distinct advantage to troops in close-combat firing, corner shots and firing from within vehicles. We signed a deal worth $20 million with TAAS (then Israeli military industries) for the purchase of 3070 Tavor assault rifles in 2002. However, the deal hit a snag when the IMI initially supplied between 350 and 400 TAR-21s without grenade launchers to the northern Special Frontier Force (SFF). We then declared them 'operationally unsatisfactory' and claimed damages. And contrary to reports by Janes Defence Weekly, the Tavors were subsequently delivered to India as per the revised scheduled, and a report by Israeli Weapons Industries claimed that the entire delivery of 3070 rifles was nearing completion in 2007.

    The Tavor will replace the outdated stenguns being used in the Army, the paramilitary forces and in time even state police forces, beginning with counter-insurgency troops. As a matter of priority, it will be equipped first to the seven Special Forces battalions, which are designated with conducting specialised tasks behind enemy lines in insurgency-hit states like Assam and Kashmir in keeping with the Army's new operational doctrine. The rifle first appeared in the valley in late 2007/ early 08 and has been operational with regular troops there and several other SFF battalions since then. The following attached images of the Tavor with troopers in Kashmir and with a marching Army Parachute Regiment contingent at a parade in New Delhi confirm that fact. Various sources also say that the Ministry of Defence has expressed interest in acquiring the newer version of the Tavor Micro/ MTAR (9mm) for our parachute regiments.
     

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