The Indian government has accorded a proposal to manufacture 7.47 lakh units of Kalashnikov rifles with Russia. India's Ordnance factory board will manufacture the rifles in a partnership with a Russian joint venture firm.
The deal is likely to be inked this week. A new plant will be set up in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for the same, ANI reported Wednesday.
The government also recently signed a deal for procuring 72,400 assault rifles for the Indian Army’s infantry from the US-based Sig Sauer.
The joint venture is in response to Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s Request for Information (RFI) for procurement of 6,50,000 assault rifles of 7.62×39 mm calibre under ‘Make in India’ program.
To ensure penetration against modern body armor the Russian Army has decided to stop using 5.56mm round for the AK-74, AK-12 assault rifles Instead, an enhanced 7
Indo-Russian JV to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles is likely to begin production in India in 2019, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Alexander Fomin said, after the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission meeting on military technical cooperation on Thursday. The Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu co-chaired the meeting
Zala Aero, a Kalashnikov Group subsidiary, has demonstrated a satellite navigation signal suppression for for drones at the Interpolytex-2018 security exhibition in Moscow. "The compact module is placed under an unmanned aerial vehicles wing and suppresses signals of satellite navigation systems within a radius of up to 5km, and also blocks the operation of all devices that use satellite navigational systems for navigation," a Kalashnikov statement said
An inter-governmental agreement (IGA) to explore the possibility of setting up a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing the latest Russian Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles in India could be a part of the slew of agreement expected to be signed during President Putins visit to India today. The AK103 is the third generation of the Kalashnikov assault rifles, an upgrade of the popular AK47 and AKM rifles of Russian origin
The United States has expressed interest in buying defense equipment from Indias Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during a press briefing on the eve of Aero India 2019 Airshow. Details of the list of items considered by the US are being discussed, Sitharaman added
Russian State Corporation Rostec will present the latest models of Pantsir-ME, a shipborne air-defense missile and artillery system, as well as the 200 series of Kalashnikov assault rifles for the first time at the IDEX 2019 exhibition starting Sunday. In addition to military products, IDEX will see Russia exhibit Aurus, the armored limousine being a part of the Cortege project, which Rostec holdings contributed to, the company said in a statement Thursday
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fleet consisting of 11 aircraft conducted a surprise mock attack on Norwegian targets The aircraft on a routine training exercise took off from Kola Peninsula located in the northwestern part of Russia, flew over the Arctic Barents Sea and formed into an attack profile aiming directly at Vardo, Norways northernmost town. The ‘Fencer strike aircraft suddenly swung about, sped up and formed into the attack profile aiming at the Norwegian outpost, veering away just in time, news
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