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Indian Army's New Weapon : Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Manmohan Yadav, Aug 11, 2014.

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System (MCIWS) is the new assault rifle developed by ARDE Pune of DRDO and likely to be manufactured by OFT Trichy of OFB.

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    The Indian Army requires a single assault rifle that can engage targets at various distances. Rather than using different weapons for different distances, the Armament Research and Development Establishment laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation decided to design a single multi-caliber individual weapon system for a variety of situations. The MCIWS is designed to change between 5.56 mm for targets at 400 meters, 7.62 mm for targets out to 300 meters, and 6.8 mm influenced by 6.8 mm Remington SPC designed to address the deficiencies of the terminal performance of the 5.56x45mm. Caliber conversion is achieved by changing the barrel group, breech block, and magazine. Different barrel lengths will also be available for each caliber. The rifle is machined with aluminum alloy, is feed from 30-round plastic magazines, and features an adjustable stock and ambidextrous controls. A picatinny rail system allows accessories to be mounted including a CCD camera day sight and thermal imaging night sight to engage targets in day/night conditions. An indigenously-designed under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) capable of firing airbursting 40mm grenade rounds is also being developed. Development of the MCIWS began in late 2012. The prototyping of the rifle began in 2013 and is to be handed over to the Army for trials after demonstrations.

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  2. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    will these be selected or ignored in IA modernisation drive ?
     
  3. booo

    booo Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I would've loved a bullpup design
     
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    This is good weapon for Army to replace its INSAS, but hope this is capable. Further as a member said that we need to also experiment with Bullpup design as that would be shorter and much more easy to carry and even though the size of bull pup rifle is small it still retains the same veolcity due to same size of barrel length,
     
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