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Indian Navy For New Heavy Machine Guns

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by ShUeY, Mar 22, 2011.

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  1. ShUeY

    ShUeY FULL MEMBER

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    The Indian Navy is looking to acquire new 12.7mm heavy machine guns for the ships/RHIBs it deploys for anti-piracy action. The RFI specifies that the weapon should have an effective range of about 1,800-meters, a cyclic rate of fire of 450 rounds per minute and a barrel life of 10,000 rounds. Both the Indian Army and Indian Coast Guard have active efforts on to acquire similar weapons.[​IMG]

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  2. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Wait a minute... isn't this a little too less? I mean these machine guns rely on spraying bullets and considering that fact that it is likely to be used a lot especially these days with rising piracy, I am sure that this specification is a little too low. What do you think?
     
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    Coltsfan <b>SENIOR MEMBER</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    For air cooled barrels, that is a pretty good expected life.
     
  4. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod MODERATOR

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    two words "MA Deuce"
     
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