DRDO Multical Rifle Unveiled

Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by Kunal Biswas, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Vorschlaghammer

    Vorschlaghammer Regular Member

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    @Kunal Biswas if you had a rifle which had the feature of changing out the barrel to switch between 5.56 and 7.62x39, and you were trained with the maintenance of this specific rifle, how much of a problem it would be to change the sight zero and managing different recoils ? I'm trying to know what is more important to the soldier, familiarity with the rifle mechanics or different caliber ammunition. Is it too much of a hassle to train for shooting two different calibers when the rifle is same ?
     
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    ezsasa Senior Member Veteran Member Senior Member

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    OFB may have many negative connotations associated with it, it is also true that all the guns, rifles ammo and mortars being used against tangos and pakis are manufactured by OFB.

    Yes there is a shortfall in meeting expectations, but not dire circumstances.

    There are efforts underway to upgrade and expand some OFB, and also return to their core business on armament manufacturing and not stitching clothes.

    I guess 2020 is the right year to take stock of changes on OFB.
     
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  3. Kchontha

    Kchontha Regular Member

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    Arde shouldn't stop development of mciw/AAR. Arde people should developed it with different berrel lengths such as 22 inch (DMR/sniper verson), 18 inch (DMR/AR) and less than 16 inch (M4 has 14.5 inch while smg version of X95 has 11inch) etc. The empty weight of the gun (3.4kg) should be shedded to 2.4kg (M4 empty weight). The rifle should also be able to fire all the rounds between 5.56 to 7.62mm. This will make the rifle true moduler and able to take the role of carbine, assault rifle and dmr/sniper. Besides a bullpub verson of the rifle also be developed and arde/drdo/ofb should also look at the other customers beyond India.
     
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  4. sreenevasachha

    sreenevasachha Regular Member

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    Can anybody update present status of MCIWS.

    Like UAE did (caracal development) why don't we hire a consultant to overcome shortfalls in the project like metallurgy,designs refinement etc..
     
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    Everything is well on track and if all goes as per plan then we will see the gun in 10-15 years
     
  6. sreenevasachha

    sreenevasachha Regular Member

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    10-15 years?
    Is this normal time for gun developing ?
     
  7. Kchontha

    Kchontha Regular Member

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    Is ak 205 technology and metallurgy coming on ofb battle rifle? Anybody please illuminate.

    Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
     
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    Slevin New Member

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    Please see the video on ASAT test -
     
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    Anirbann Datta Eternal Flame

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    it does not look like that of 'the' multi-cal rifle!!!!! please post topic related informations.
     

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