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    Ministry of Defence
    28-May, 2018 17:44 IST
    DAC approves procurement of equipment for Defence Forces

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.

    In a major boost to indigenisation and in realisation of India’s growing technological prowess, the DAC approved procurement of Thermal Imaging (TI) Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher (RL) used by the Army In a major boost to indigenisation and in realisation of India’s growing technological prowess, the DAC approved procurement of Thermal Imaging (TI) Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher (RL) used by the Army under IDDM’ category through established Indian Vendors. The TI sight for 84mm RL will be used by troops in operations to facilitate accurate and continuous engagement of moving and static enemy targets and destruction of field fortifications (bunkers) during hours of complete darkness. The sight will enable own troops to detect and recognize enemy tanks and soldiers’ movement during night and engage them with greater efficiency. Furthermore, the effect of camouflage and concealment will be drastically reduced as RL detachments will be able to ascertain location of enemy taking cover behind foliage and thin walled constructions with greater ease. IDDM’ category through established Indian Vendors. The TI sight for 84mm RL will be used by troops in operations to facilitate accurate and continuous engagement of moving and static enemy targets and destruction of field fortifications (bunkers) during hours of complete darkness. The sight will enable own troops to detect and recognize enemy tanks and soldiers’ movement during night and engage them with greater efficiency. Furthermore, the effect of camouflage and concealment will be drastically reduced as RL detachments will be able to ascertain location of enemy taking cover behind foliage and thin walled constructions with greater ease.

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    DRDO has developed a light-weight weapon (84 mm Mk III) weighing only 10.5 kg and thereby achieving a weight reduction of six kg using state-of-the- art composite technology and light weight engineering material

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    Ordnance Factory Board
    84mm RCL MK-III
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    Technical Datas:
    Weight of transport package packed with weapon and accessories - 29 Kg

    Dimension of transport package - 1173x453x268 mm
    Weight of weapon complete with telescopic sight and bipod - 10 Kg Approx
    Weight of telescopic sight - 0.75 Kg. (1.7 lb)
    Weight of bipod 0.25 Kg. - (0.6 lb)
    Length of gun 1065 mm - (41.9 in)
    Practical rate of fire about - 6 RPM
     

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