Small arms and Light Weapons

When picking a gun, what would your primary consideration be?


  • Total voters
    85
  • Poll closed .

Hariharan_kalarikkal

π•±π–”π–”π–‘π–˜ π–—π–šπ–˜π– 𝖆𝖓𝖉 π–†π–“π–Œπ–Šπ–‘π–˜ π–‹π–Šπ–†π–—
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2019
Messages
3,854
Likes
15,196
Country flag
N cross night vision equipment What it could be?
N/CROS
Hand held magnifyable Night vision devices
Binoculars that can see at night basically
 

MisraZ

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2020
Messages
223
Likes
886
Country flag
My biggest fear came true, The Indian Army wants that the carbines are required to be 650 mm long in foldable and 800 mm long in extended conditions and weigh no more than 3.3 kg. No AR-15 type rifle offers foldable stock or 650mm length in collapsed condition due to use of buffer tube. Only FN SCAR and SiG MCX remain qualified but SiG MCX is 3.4kg heavy so only FN SCAR Remains which is too too too much expenive to even dream of buying let alone reality, guess what... the specs were made specifically for OFB Carbine as Phashist Narinder Mudi once said Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Indian Army went too seriouslyπŸ˜“.

View attachment 93691
I think this carbine RFI is tailor made for Sig sg553. It matches all criterion mentioned in rfi.

Screenshot_20210612-105729_Chrome.jpg
 

MisraZ

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2020
Messages
223
Likes
886
Country flag
Lol, even I thought that, but not possible, barrel length too short. SiG 556 would be a good choice but MCX is what I want.
There is a long barrel version of the same rifle. That's the reason I singled it out. It is already in service with NSG and isn't a bad weapon too. I also wish it is mcx but I am skeptical looking at rfi.

Screenshot_20210612-110055_Chrome.jpg
 

[email protected]

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Messages
2,394
Likes
5,259
Country flag
OFB carbine (Sig 550 style) will most likely get seected.

Either it is made exactly as per the RFI, or the RFI is made exactly to suit the OFB carbine. THe carbine surfaced earlier (Defence exo 2020) and the RFI was released in (Feb 2021). So the latter is the most likely case.

OFB lobbying is also one of most likely reason the earlier RFI was cancelled and the Caracal bid was rejected.

Some sources have said that OFB has also proposed to the army a 7.62*51 mm rifle which is based on this carbine. But the army has rejected this proposal till now. However, if this carbine is selected, then it will also become the front runner to the the rest 3.6L carbine (5.56*45 mm) and another 2.2L rifle (7.62*51 mm to complement the Sig-716s).
 

FalconSlayers

Based Kashmiri
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2020
Messages
10,296
Likes
41,246
Country flag
OFB carbine (Sig 550 style) will most likely get seected.

Either it is made exactly as per the RFI, or the RFI is made exactly to suit the OFB carbine. THe carbine surfaced earlier (Defence exo 2020) and the RFI was released in (Feb 2021). So the latter is the most likely case.

OFB lobbying is also one of most likely reason the earlier RFI was cancelled and the Caracal bid was rejected.

Some sources have said that OFB has also proposed to the army a 7.62*51 mm rifle which is based on this carbine. But the army has rejected this proposal till now. However, if this carbine is selected, then it will also become the front runner to the the rest 3.6L carbine (5.56*45 mm) and another 2.2L rifle (7.62*51 mm to complement the Sig-716s).
What is the small arms requirments of IA?
 

ketaki

Regular Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2021
Messages
424
Likes
1,893
Country flag
stupid Q

why army is reluctant to replace INSAS with TAR (Trichy Assault Rifle) ?
 

Latest Replies

Global Defence

New threads

Articles

Top