Kickbacks galore! For good sake buying even Browning HMGs. Don’t they make a decent HMG like the DhsK. They should consider buying the PK16 a light weight version of the DhsK produced by POF.More firepower for Indian Army! To buy small arms for Special Forces from US-based company
“The 7.62 x 51 mm FN Scar, made by a US unit of Belgium’s FN Herstal, is being purchased by the Army under its own financial powers and is roughly around Rs 200-300 crore,” confirmed a source.
- By: Huma Siddiqui
- June 29, 2020 2:41:11 PM
More firepower for Indian Army! To buy small arms for Special Forces from US-based company
The Indian Army is all set to purchase small arms through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route from a US-based firm FN Herstal for the Special Forces (SF). “The 7.62 x 51 mm FN Scar, made by a US unit of Belgium’s FN Herstal, is being purchased by the Army under its own financial powers and is roughly around Rs 200-300 crore,” confirmed a source.
The 7.62 x 51 mm FN Scar, is going to help in the upgrading of the firepower of SF in the dense jungles of the Northeast and Myanmar and will be replacing the ‘1B’ LMGs which were manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) almost a few decades ago. These small weapons are considered to be of critical value for the Special Forces as support weapons enabling them with heavy firepower.
The modernization of the Special Forces has been pending since 2005 and last year a decision was taken to start the process gradually of the Special Forces and a decision to procure from the US through the FMS route was taken.
More about FN MAG
This 7.62 mm a general-purpose machine gun was designed in the 1950s at the Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Belgium by a man named Ernest Vervier. In India, this has been licensed produced by OFB.
The wish list of Special Forces includes
715 Mk 48 Light Machine Guns (LMGs),
1,050 FN Scar (H) 7.62×51 assault rifles,
1,400 FN Scar (L) or HK-416 assault rifles,
110 .50 Cal Browning heavy machine guns (HMG),
400 helmet-mounted night vision systems
600 combat free fall parachutes
100 Barret M107 A1 heavy sniping rifles
There is an urgent requirement of 20 million rounds of ammunition. These will be used in the small arms.
Yaar, by this logic why are you buying AK-103 as infantry rifle? Has Type-56 failed? No, they just got old. Similarly TAR-21 Tavors have got old and were procured some 20 years ago and now new technologies have arrived.Nothing special , just some special forces equipment, this should be the requirement rather than wish list.
And why FN scar or HK-416 has IWI Tavor failed to satisfy ?
You may want to use a translator to help translate the word "firepower" into mandarin_ to then understand the definition of 'firepower.'Small arms are not firepower lol
People in glass houses heh. you claim a floating casino as an aircraft carrier, the failed J15 as an AC fighter, the most noisest submarines as next-gen.They don't make those? Yet they claim Arjunk and LCA is the bestest thing since kebabs.
I feel we should buy it domestically from our private sector like PLR Systems making IWI Guns out here. It would be nice to have SiG MCX in our SF as we already use SiG MPX in the NSG.Yaar, by this logic why are you buying AK-103 as infantry rifle? Has Type-56 failed? No, they just got old. Similarly TAR-21 Tavors have got old and were procured some 20 years ago and now new technologies have arrived.