Modified INSAS ???

sandeepdg

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From the looks of it mate, it seems that the Insas rifle has been modified with an Israeli Cornershot system. Check the LCD and the swiveled barrel of the gun.
 

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Is the barrel pivotable though? I frankly can't tell a horizontal hinge from this angle.

What seems to have been done is that a charge-coupled device camera (zeroed) was rigged to the assault rifle and the image piped via flexible borescope or fibrescope to an HuD as a sort of 'alternative' to the cornershot- minus the recoil.

You all may be interested in this. This just came in a few days ago:


Indian Army seeks Corner Shot weapons

Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, December 30, 2009
First Published: 15:22 IST(30/12/2009)
Last Updated: 15:26 IST(30/12/2009)



Seeking to equip itself for close-quarter urban warfare, the Indian Army has sought information about Corner Shot weapons that enable the user to observe and engage a target from around a corner, especially in situations like the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, an official said on Wednesday.

"The Ministry of Defence is desirous of procuring a weapon system for shooting around the corner without exposing the firer or with minimum exposure of the firer. It should engage targets effectively beyond 200 metres," says a request for information (RFI) issued to different companies.

The weapons are likely to be used by the army's Special Forces.

The RFI, however, does not specify the number of units to be purchased. The supplier also needs to specify its willingness to allow manufacturing of the systems in India under licensed production.

Corner Shot Holdings, a US-Israeli company, unveiled the highly technological system in December 2003 and it is already being used by some of the world's elite special forces. It includes a small, high-resolution camera and a monitor that can observe and view a target from various angles.

"The detachable video camera enables the user to scan an area prior to pinpointing a target and broadcast the footage in real time to the operating team behind or to a monitor at the command post in the rear," an Indian Army official said.

"The weapon could be extremely useful in situations like the Mumbai terror attack, when armed terrorists played hide and seek with security forces in posh hotels. The terrorists were in an advantageous position and required the security personnel to expose themselves dangerously to nail them down," the official added.

The army's request for information follows the elite National Security Guard (NSG) purchasing the system at a cost of Rs.758,000 per piece. The weapon allows the shooter to track terrorists around a corner with the help of a video camera mounted on the gun, which can swivel 63 degrees on either side.

The NSG is now planning to purchase more systems so that they can be mounted on standard Swiss SIG 551 or soon-to-be upgraded 553 assault rifles and AK-47 rifles used by NSG commandos. This system is used by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams in the US and other Western countries to counter terror attacks.


Indian Army seeks Corner Shot weapons- Hindustan Times
 

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its not Corner Shot Weapon.
but just looks like he taking a pic with INSAS beside him.
 

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just looks like he taking a pic with INSAS beside him.
it is not the case, even if that is the case neither the insas nor the solider is within the focus of the camera.

now look closely and you will find this is modified version, or some one has played with the image.


 

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This doesn't seems to be an fake image to me at all. Look closely , the butt shown which has the LCD fixed to it is actually the folding butt of an INSAS. My view is that, what they have done is a simple Indian version of the Cornershot system where instead of the barrel of the gun swiveling towards the target, the whole gun can be swiveled and the view can be transferred by the camera to LCD fixed on the butt, again giving a view of what's just round the corner to a army trooper without exposing himself to hostile fire.
 

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This is a same INSAS Rifle with an LCD display and installed front camera and folded body......In my opinion it will not perform as same as cornershot system.
 

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This is a same INSAS Rifle with an LCD display and installed front camera and folded body......In my opinion it will not perform as same as cornershot system.
Obviously, its not exactly the same as the Cornershot systems, but nevertheless it still is a good try....
 

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This is a same INSAS Rifle with an LCD display and installed front camera and folded body......In my opinion it will not perform as same as cornershot system.
'Patent' is one word to describe, why it is not like corner shot................. India respect intellectual property rights, unlike some other countries.

Actually is not that difficult to copy corner shot......we can do that within very short time............
 

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Why do the INSAS rifles use wooden stocks.

Isnt light-weight plastic much stronger and lighter.
It looks like an old fashioned assault rifle.
 

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This could be a simulator INSAS for indoor training
 

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Its not a Corner Shot, as in the case of corner shot the trigger would be in the second half not the first because if you keep the trigger in first half then why have a corner shot rifle at all. The whole purpose is to fire a shot and not exposing ur hands or body, but according to the picture the trigger is in the first half which would make this weapon ridiculous!


A Corner Shot would look something like below:

 

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Of course its not a Cornershot man, there's a thing called 'patent' as Sayareakd put it ! But still at least exposing your hand is still better than exposing your whole body....
 

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Is the new INSAS reliable and is the INDIAN ARMY really happy with the INSAS rifles:emot0:
 

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