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Dont know about the reliability of these firearms, but considering these are designed by uneducated folks is a surprise.Those in OFB and Drdo should be ashamed of making substandard designs despute getting huge funds.
 

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Dont know about the reliability of these firearms, but considering these are designed by uneducated folks is a surprise.Those in OFB and Drdo should be ashamed of making substandard designs despute getting huge funds.
Unions plan indefinite strike against move to corporatise Ordnance Factories


People don't give their best until their ass is on the line.

Small arms are no rocket science but Unions, bureaucracy, Corruption, foreign rigging and Laziness has doomed Indian defense. Indian Companies are more than capable of developing our own platform.

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kids in college can make better Guns than these OFB chors.
 

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Amethi AK-203 factory unlikely to start operations in 2020. Assault Rifle project misses key milestones over disagreement on pricing OFB/Kalashnikov unable to sort out issues Indo-Russian examples (of frustration) in past include FGFA and Ka 226 T.
Excellent! I hope the deal is scrapped and MCIWS or SSS rifles are awarded the contract
 

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Amethi AK-203 factory unlikely to start operations in 2020
The Indo-Russian plan to make assault rifles in Amethi has missed another key milestone over differences in pricing and the travel ban imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, making it highly unlikely for the factory to start operations this year.

As per the plan, the OFB-Kalashnikov joint venture (JV) was to arrive at a fair price for setting up and producing almost seven lakh rifles by May-end. This decision was crucial as official plans were in place to commence work at the factory by this year-end.

However, sources said that the project has hit a roadblock now and with a resolution unlikely soon, the factory is not expected to start operations this year. A fresh price bid was to be submitted but commercial terms could not be agreed upon, given the complex nature of the project that involves complete transfer of technology and building the rifles completely in India for the armed forces as well as possible exports in the future.


Besides its political significance, the factory is expected to generate at least 200 new jobs, including those of specialists and would be geared to produce over 70,000 AK 203 rifles annually. It is also expected to foster a larger ecosystem of suppliers as several components are to be outsourced to MSMEs in Uttar Pradesh as part of the Defence corridor plan.

While negotiations are to continue, there are examples of Indo-Russian collaborative projects that have failed to take off even after agreements were signed at the highest levels. The plan to jointly develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft, for example, was shelved after years of work after the Air Force did not give a go ahead. Similarly, discussions have been on for five years to set up a factory to produce Kamov KA 226T light utility helicopters in India but the project has not moved to the contract signing stage.

The OFB is itself going through a churn after the government announced that it would be restructured and corporatised in the coming months, as part of a larger set of reforms for the defence manufacturing sector.

The stalemate is symptomatic of the larger issue that plagues Make in India –– the setting up of new weapons facilities is cost intensive, pushing up the cost of domestically manufactured arms and making them more expensive than direct imports. However, these costs can be brought down in the long run by mass production and pursuing export opportunities.

The order to manufacture a record 670,00 Kalashnikov AK 203 rifles for the Indian Army has been under discussions for over a year now. The joint project is a high priority for both nations, with Prime Minister Modi and President Vladimir Putin known to have taken a personal initiative to take it ahead at the earliest.

The number is likely to increase to at least 750,000 later as requirements of other forces are added to the order. According to the plan, complete transfer of technology of all components will be achieved during the early stage of production. These rifles will replace the INSAS assault rifles currently in service.
 

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Unions plan indefinite strike against move to corporatise Ordnance Factories

kids in college can make better Guns than these OFB chors.
Cancel all OFB small arms order & "loan" the Ishapore, Kanpur & Trichy small arms factories to 3 new private MSMEs SSS Defence, Astr Defence, Armasen Tactical to run with their own manpower.
 
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How good are them? How is it comparable to PKM in terms of weight? If it was good, we could have selected it instead of Negev to boost domestic industry
They are good. I have heard soldiers saying 'Ye Kabhi Dhoka Nahi Deti' & 'Iski goli khane wala kabhi uthta nahi' about MMG ( Also about BREN ). PARA SF, Assam Rifles & Chattisgarh Police STF are using them with bipod and stock like M240 Bravo. It's a reliable weapon but heavy and doesn't fall in the same class as NEGEV & PKM. Over heard that Assam Rifles is now using polymer stocks to make it lighter.
Now as we have our OFB LMG ready which is based on same. it's still heavier than NEGEV NG7 but can be used as GPMG by Army.
 

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They are good. I have heard soldiers saying 'Ye Kabhi Dhoka Nahi Deti' & 'Iski goli khane wala kabhi uthta nahi' about MMG ( Also about BREN ). PARA SF, Assam Rifles & Chattisgarh Police STF are using them with bipod and stock like M240 Bravo. It's a reliable weapon but heavy and doesn't fall in the same class as NEGEV & PKM. Over heard that Assam Rifles is now using polymer stocks to make it lighter.
Now as we have our OFB LMG ready which is based on same. it's still heavier than NEGEV NG7 but can be used as GPMG by Army.
Seen this with wooden stock. But yet to see one with polymer thou.
 

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DRDO OFB has already developed a lighter bipod version of FN GMAG but it has not been adopted & is undergoing endless trials

OFB has reverse engineered PKM, But no orders and no interest.

Only Imports. Israeli N7.
 

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DRDO OFB has already developed a lighter bipod version of FN GMAG but it has not been adopted & is undergoing endless trials

OFB has reverse engineered PKM, But no orders and no interest.

Only Imports. Israeli N7.
Compare Israeli N7 with OFB GPMG. Then talk.

OFB can't even turn into a normal PSU without throwing a tantrum.
 

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