|Vol.7 No.5 October1999 ISSN:0971-4413|
INDIAN SMALL ARMS SYSTEM
The new generation of 5.56 mm family of Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) developed with state-of-the-art technologies is lighter, more compact and impart less recoil load on the soldier while fully meeting operational requirements of range and lethality. The specially designed 5.56 mm cartridge provides a cutting edge over the contemporary 5.56 NATO round. The common ammunition fired from all the three members of the family, viz., rifle, LMG and carbine with adequate lethality at 800 mthe effective range of LMG, is the hall mark of the 5.56 m INSAS.
With the productionisation of INSAS by Ordnance Factories, a major milestone has been achieved and India has joined the select club of a few industrialised nations possessing the capability to design, develop and productionise a complete family of small arms, ab initio.
The 5.56 mm INSAS family consists of the common 5.56 x 45 cartridge and the following weapons :
mAssault rifle in fixed and foldable butt versions
mLMG in fixed and foldable butt version
mCarbine in foldable butt
Besides above, a paraversion Rifle has also been developed exclusively for use by the paratroopers. All weapons of INSAS family are quite soldier friendly.
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