The Sig-716 is, for all practical purposes, going to fulfill the same role as SCAR-17, that is, a patrol rifle for long range engagements. And the SCAR is overpriced and FN is doing the usual euro hooman rights drama, hence the post. The fact that FN does not have anything that can match the Sig in terms of price and modularity also reinforces my point.But was FN ever in contention? What do they have that is in the similar price point ?
That is a reason to be worried actually. I wouldn't want our guys within a mile of that overpriced junk. Plus, SEALs are dropping them and picking up run of the mill M4 SOPMOD Block 2s, as they are proving to jam frequently in high altitude. I really hope good sense prevails with Para SF.Don't worry
India is getting the American variant of scar for para sf
And a few beretts
SCAR apparently also has issues with optics mounting. The picatinny rails on top of the receiver experiences vibrations which damages the optics. Hence not any COTS optics can be mounted on SCAR, it requires special optics.That is a reason to be worried actually. I wouldn't want our guys within a mile of that overpriced junk. Plus, SEALs are dropping them and picking up run of the mill M4 SOPMOD Block 2s, as they are proving to jam frequently in high altitude. I really hope good sense prevails with Para SF.
They've acquired them!!!! Someone needs to grovel at the feet of MHA Babus. Kudos to CRPF and MHA bureaucrats.
I wish Indian manufacturers would work on a SSP based AR-15 system. I dont think they should pursue LSP. Something along the likes of HK-433 (which is not anything to do with an AR-15, but well...). Or even HK-416 for starters.Though I think P-72 SSS Defence, or Sig 550 style ARDE/OFB carbines (which will surely develop into a family of weapons), or Indra series from Astr defence or even some design from Lt. Col Bansod will be for good for the long run.
I guess NSG will be next on the list since it's undergoing a modernization spree and also under the MHA the only thing left then would be good comtacs , does any indian company produce them locally?They've acquired them!!!! Someone needs to grovel at the feet of MHA Babus. Kudos to CRPF and MHA bureaucrats.
Para should look at practical stuff like this rather than problem riddled SCARs. But I guess the binocular version would be more suited to Para SF and AFSOD. However, NSG should acquire these ASAP.
That's why I have said again and again that crpf QRt valley is one of the best teams in Kashmir even if without much fanfare.
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