India's new carbine gun is ready for anti-terror ops

First Published Dec 10, 2020, 4:26 PM IST

Defence Research and Development Organisation's 5.56x30 mm protective carbine is now fit to be inducted into services after the weapon successfully completed final user trials.

<p>Sources said that the carbine met all General Staff Qualitative Requirements.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>This was the last leg of trials in a series of user trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions in summer and high altitudes in winter.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had unveiled the 5.56 x 30 mm JVPC during DefExpo-2020 at Lucknow. The weapon has already passed the MHA trials and procurement action is initiated by the CAPFs and various State Police organisations.</p>

Sources said that the carbine met all General Staff Qualitative Requirements. 
 

This was the last leg of trials in a series of user trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions in summer and high altitudes in winter. 
 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had unveiled the 5.56 x 30 mm JVPC during DefExpo-2020 at Lucknow. The weapon has already passed the MHA trials and procurement action is initiated by the CAPFs and various State Police organisations.

<p>The new carbine is a gas-operated semi bull-pup automatic weapon with a rate of fire of over 700 rounds per minute.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>The effective range of the carbine is more than 100 m and weighs about 3.0 kg.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>Amongth the characteristics that make the new carbine very potent weapon for counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations include its low recoil, retractable butt, ergonomic design, single hand firing capability, and multiple picatinny rails.</p>

The new carbine is a gas-operated semi bull-pup automatic weapon with a rate of fire of over 700 rounds per minute. 
 

The effective range of the carbine is more than 100 m and weighs about 3.0 kg. 
 

Amongth the characteristics that make the new carbine very potent weapon for counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations include its low recoil, retractable butt, ergonomic design, single hand firing capability, and multiple picatinny rails.

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