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13 Comments on "Indian Navy For New Heavy Machine Guns"

Reuben
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Reuben
5 years 2 months ago

Where's the photo of the dual M2s from Shiv? Were you on one of the Yank ships for a Malabar Ex?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago

This is great, just as long as there are vendors out there that have weapons that satisfy these criteria. I hope these criteria are based on what is available and not on somone's wet dream.

Gagan
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Gagan
5 years 2 months ago
Hopefully rather than importing them wholesale the Navy will ask for the foreign manufacturers to use their JVs in India to build them here. For instance that factory Kalashnikov was going to set up to build their newer AKs. BTW how do the great DRDO/Ordiance Factory Rakshaks feel about the fact that they can't even develop satisfactory fixed, unguided heavy machine guns for the Navy after decades of licence-building and repairing them? Meanwhile a zero-experience private engineering firm like L & T successfully reverse-engineered the Russian 533mm ASW torpedo tube system and RBU-6000 rocket launchers and is now manufacturing them… Read more »
Gautam
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5 years 2 months ago

Hopefully this RFP won't end up taking 6 years to resolve, given the AK Antony ministry's track record.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago

@ Gagan
and i suppose manufacturing the said systems is same as developing as opposed to licensed manufacturing

the terminator
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the terminator
5 years 2 months ago
RFPs and the whole procurement system together with the price negotiation process of the MOD has become a circus. It takes years (ages) for them to go through the rigmarole that they have devised so much so none is available to the end users on time. Antony's obsession to keep his clean image is not doing anything positive to the procurement policies if he cannot weed out the corrupted babooos in his ministry. On the whole he turns out to be another MMS who is wishy-washy and indecisive. Where DRDO and its affiliates are concerned they do not have the… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago

OFB is making heavy machine guns for T-72/90 tanks for umpteen years. I hope they are good enough for our import loving services

Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago
The OFB(on the face of it) seems to make little effort to upgrade or modernize its products.Like the Ambassador Car,whose only evolution was a change in the model number, a monopoly position or bureaucratic hurdles prevents the OFB from catering to new demands of the forces.The OFB must be made to realize,that if it has to have a future,it has to bring itself upto the times and be a fast mover.Recently,the BSF ordered MX-4 Berretta 9mm carbines rather than any of OFB weapons. All the OFB has is old sterlings in 9mm calibre.Why did OFB never take steps to build… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago

can we use MK 15 Phalanx instead the 12.7 mm? as it will make Uncle Sam happy

sanu
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5 years 2 months ago

what happened to the vidhwansak gun?

babai
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babai
5 years 2 months ago

vidhwansak gun is an anti material rifle. this is a tender for a heavy machine gun.

Ashish Kenkare
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5 years 2 months ago

Put an Army Man at the helm of MoD for one lifetime in the Govt, he'll get things in order. Anthony is too slow, uninformed and an impediment.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
5 years 2 months ago

Is India manufacturing them? or buying from foreign shelves?

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