Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by pavanvenkatesh, Mar 19, 2011.
ITBP Commandos in Chattisgarh
INSAS Rifle with OFB Rifle Scope
Not directly related to military but partially, IOF 30-06 Rifle ..
Is this the one a variation of the above?
Army plans to place order for 3,500 MAG guns with ordnance factory
MAG guns are a type of medium machine guns mounted on armoured vehicles.
Read more at:
That order seems to have been already placed, I remember seeing component tenders for MAG.
Probably not the new one, and no news of the new one passing trails..
CRPF TATA 407 'mobile bunker'.
From CT areas ..
Assam Rifles Jawan
OFB Excalibur Rifle
OFB Excalibur MK-1 Rifle
INSAS 1B with Arsenal M6 UBGL
ITBP in Chattisgarh
JVPC & FN MINIMI in service with the CRPF
where did this new belt fed 5.56 LMG come from? wasn't it supposed to be 7.62?
So, they made a 5.56 version of MAG.
5.56 LMG belt fed INSAS was the logical way forward . This was on card for long bro but rejected few years ago and then 7.62 LMG RFI was issued by army.
That's FN MINIMI, not OFB product.
Don't think so........................................
I am talking of the exhibit picture, not the later one.
judging from shape of the cartridges and links (of belt) i think it's still 7.62 x 51mm not 5.56 x 45mm,seems (a) either they do have a 5.56mm version of this machine gun but they just mistakenly put 5.56mm in pic of 7.62mm one or (b) they don't have any such 5.56mm version they just mistakenly wrote it down there next to actual 7.62mm LMG
and there are enough OFB sponsored journos, who would have informed the public if there was a 5.56 belt fed LMG in the works. i also keep a track of tenders, only tenders available were for belt feed links was for 7.62 not 5.56.
Indian Army issues RFI (instant requirement) for 1800 sniper rifles 1) Calibre : 0.338 inch 2) Effective Range : not less than 1200 mtrs 3) Service Life : 10 years/5000 rounds whichever is earlier 5) Weight (with Bipod, Empty Magazine and Telescopic Sight) not more than 9 kgs
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