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India Army orders 72,400 SIG716 assault rifles

India Army orders 72,400 SIG716 assault rifles

The Indian Army will finally start receiving new small arms after a contract was signed with the small arms manufacturer SIG Sauer in the US for 72,400 rifles of 7.62mm calibre assault rifles. According to a statement, The Indian Ministry of Defence has officially contracted with SIG SAUER to build and deliver 72,400 SIG716 rifles for its frontline infantry soldiers. The deal, valued at some 7 billion Rupees, or about $100 million U.S, which are being acquired under the MoD’s Fast Track Procedure, is expected be completed within 12 months.

The new rifles will replace the locally made Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56 mm assault rifles that entered IA service in the mid-1990s, but were declared “operationally inadequate” by the army in early 2010. While India fields a 1.2 million-strong Army, the country has a hodgepodge of small arms acquired over the past half-century, and the new guns will go to equip units deployed along the subcontinent’s borders with Pakistan and China while the service looks for domestically-available solutions to reequip the whole force.

India Army orders 72,400 SIG716 assault rifles

India Army orders 72,400 SIG716 assault rifles


The SIG716 is an enhanced AR platform featuring a 16-inch barrel, M-LOM handguard, and a 6-position telescoping stock. Sig Sauer currently makes the rifle in a number of Patrol and DMR variants using a free-floating aluminum handguard with Key-Mod or M-LOK attachments and a top-mounted M1913 Mil-Std rail. The SIG716 is a short-stroke pushrod gas action 7.62mm autoloader that accepts SR25 pattern magazines. SIG Sauer will build the SIG716 rifles for the Indian Army in New Hampshire.

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UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun

UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun


It is brand new UTAS UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun with 14+1 rounds capacity. The UTS-15 has a 28.3” overall length with an 18.5” barrel, chambered for 2½”, 2¾”, and 3” magnum ammunition. Constructed primarily of fiber reinforced injection molded polymer, the UTS-15 weighs 6.9 lbs. Additionally, there is a top mounted picatinny rail for the mounting of a wide variety of both iron and optical sights, coupled with Beretta style barrel threading for choke tubes.

UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun

UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun


The UTS-15 was developed as a result of a request to UTAS made by Smith & Wesson in 2006 to develop “the ultimate police shotgun”. Smith & Wesson’s criteria for the shotgun were: 12 Gauge, pump-action, less than 30″ overall length, and 13-round minimum capacity. UTAS is a Turkish company specializing in firearms design, engineering and OEM manufacturing. Arguably, UTAS is one of the top sporting firearms design companies with their designs being voted “Gun of the Year” by the NRA’s American Rifleman Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007. Although UTAS continues to win awards for beautiful designs, the heart of the company is innovation.

UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun

UTS-15A Semi Auto Shotgun

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL


The XRGL40 is specifically designed as a lightweight, individually operated, shoulder fired, extended range grenade launcher system. The various ammunition options allow the operational commander extreme flexibility in tactical offensive and defensive application in all theatres of operation. Can fire all listed ammunition types without any mechanical changes to the launcher. Rippel Effect’s range of reflex sighting system, specifically designed for 40mm grenade launchers (40mm MGL) enhances increased first hit probability and accuracy.

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL


The XRGL40 Extended Range Grenade Launcher is certified to fire both Low- and Medium Velocity 40mm grenades, as well as less-lethal riot /crowd control ammunition from the same launcher with no configuration changes. The weapon offers pinpoint accuracy at 250 meters and has an extended range capability of up to 800 meters. A range of lethal- and non-lethal ammunition can be loaded and offers elite-, infantry- and law enforcement units a combat proven weapon to gain tactical superiority.
XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL


It was reported last year that Energetics Technologies (ETL) of the UK had become the latest ammunition manufacturer to use Rippel Effect’s XRGL40 launcher to develop a 40mm medium velocity (MV) grenade. Other ammunition developers that used the XRGL40 were Diehl BGT Defence, Rheinmetall-Denel Munition and Indumil of Colombia, while STK of Singapore and Atlantis Corporation of South Africa both now certify their extended range low velocity grenades with the XRGL40.
XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL


Rippel Effect is a South African privately owned military equipment and systems manufacturer. The company has been supplying a range of own designed grenade launchers, sighting and observation systems, and accessories to defense and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Since 1995 Rippel Effect have built a solid reputation for the supply and long-term support of products to the world market, along with training in our respective client countries. All the Rippel Effect products are manufactured to comply with the latest stringent military (NATO) standards.
XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL

XRGL40 Extended Range 40mm MGL

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack


The 6110-MP forms an integral part of the Sentry-H product family that meets the demands of the modern battlefield whilst offering full backwards compatibility with legacy products. The 6110-MP is one of the smallest, lightest form factor manpack HF radios available, without compromise on capabilities. It delivers a rugged Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution for military organisations that demand uncompromised, secure voice and data communications, while on the move. The 6110-MP Software Defined Radio platform is built the on latest-generation high-performance Digital Signal Processor (DSP), Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and system on chip (SoC) technology, ensures that you can get tomorrows capabilities today. The platform is fully software upgradable and is continuously supported by Codan via regular software releases. The releases add new features and system capabilities meaning that the radio product will be able to adapt to evolving user needs at minimum cost.

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack


With a range of voice and data encryption options, the security of your information on air can be guaranteed. The 6110-MP’s second generation Digital Voice, including latest addition of 300 bit/s and 480 bit/s vocoder rates, coupled with AES-256 encryption provide superior and secure voice quality and data, even in the most challenging channel conditions. Codan new digital voice message capability allows you to send high quality recordings of your voice over a channel, when no other voice communication is available. The voice message is sent using 3G ALE robust data waveform and can be encrypted with AES-256. The innovative secure interoperability capability ensures that 6110-MP systems can be configured to operate seamlessly across HF networks using disparate encryption methods, a crucial capability in complex missions. Data application suites such as Codan SprintChat and SprintNet provide peer to peer text chat, email, and file transfer as well as email and phone SMS gateways, ensuring your mission data requirements can be fully met.
Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack


The 6110-MP front panel and optional 2320 Handset user interfaces have been designed with ruggedness, and ease of configuration and operation as primary objectives. The intuitive icon-based menu system and easy to read colour screen layout, coupled with an ability to switch between multiple native languages (including data entry modes) ensures that you can focus more on your mission and less on complex radio operations and training.The 6110-MP Software Defined Architecture provides a highly flexible and configurable platform enabling system administrators to tailor radio profiles to specific mission requirements. Operator access to radio configuration parameters can be easily locked down or made available, depending on your unique circumstances. It is designed for tactical operations, providing the operator with dedicated control of radio sound and light emission via the discreet mode switch. It also provides dual handset control through the full support for H-250 audio accessories along with being fully compatible with the 2320 Smart Handset. With a built in speaker and GPS, the 2320 handset provides direct access to core operations remote from the radio, highly suited to on the move communications.
Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack


With Codan’s highly trained, globally available service and support network you always have access to prompt and accurate assistance wherever you are located. Codan products have some of the best MTBF metrics in the industry, resulting from almost 60 years of HF design experience with the Codan 6110-MP Manpack built for maximum reliability in all conditions. Codan was founded in 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia. Codan integrated communications solutions draw on our unmatched abilities over professional grade LMR infrastructure and HF radio. This enables Codan to provide flexible and easy configurations that solve problems others can’t. Codan’s HF radios were first used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, followed by rapid growth that has resulted in Codan Radio today exporting to more than 150 countries, supporting military forces, border security, terrorism response, civilian protection, disaster recovery, emergency services, peacekeeping and national security operations.
Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Codan Communications Sentry-H 6110 Manpack

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System is a fully-integrated, full-coverage ballistic goggle system, with leading anti-fog performance and breathability, for operations in the most unforgiving, extreme cold environments on the planet. Kit Includes: Goggle Frame, Clear Thermal Lens, Solar Thermal Lens, Anti-Reflective Sleeve, Microfiber Lens Pocket, Storage Case and Reusable Anti-Fog Cloth.

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Anon’s MFI Technology – Anon’s Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI) technology integrates the goggle and balaclava, forming a full-seal with no exposure to the elements
Breathable Balaclava – The magnetically integrated balaclava has mesh over the mouth and nose to direct breath away, and is made from moisture-wicking material, pulling perspiration to the exterior
Dual Pane Lens System – The thermal gasket lens has an insulated barrier between panes to keep the cold exterior from infiltrating
Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Ocumax Anti-Fog Coating – Tested under EN 166 standards, Revision’s OcuMax Plus is proven to last longer than competing anti-fog solutions by a factor of 10-20 times, is chemical-resistant and prevents scratches, streaks and smears
High-Impact Protection – Built to exceed stringent U.S. and international ballistic impact requirements for use in military and tactical operations
Flawless Optics – Precision manufactured lenses for distortion-free vision

SIG Sauer SIGM400 TREAD

SIG SAUER, Inc


SIG Sauer world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. SIG Sauer is the brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms. The original company, SIG Sauer GmbH, is a German company, formed in 1976 as a partnership between Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany. SIG (now known as SIG Holding, AG) no longer has any firearms business. Their firearms subsidiary, SIG Arms AG, was sold to L&O Holding of Emsdetten, Germany and was renamed Swiss Arms. L&O Holding is currently the parent company of SIG Sauer GmbH. A separate company was founded in the US in 1985 with the name SIGARMS to import and distribute SIG Sauer firearms into the United States. This company was renamed SIG Sauer Inc. in 2007 and since 2000 has been organizationally separate from SIG Sauer GmbH.

SIG Sauer SIG MPX

SIG Sauer SIG MPX


In January 1985, SIG Sauer established a subsidiary, SIGARMS, in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, to import the P220 and P230 models into the US. Two years later the firm moved to a larger facility in Herndon, Virginia and introduced models P225, P226, and P228.SIGARMS moved to Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1990 where production facilities had been established and production began on the P229 in 1992. SIGARMS and its European sister companies were bought by Michael Lüke and Thomas Ortmeier in October 2000.[17] In 2007 SIGARMS changed its name to SIG Sauer Inc. According to SIG Sauer, one-third of US police use SIG firearms. SIG Sauer operates a firearms training school in the US with courses taught by experienced instructors many of whom have military and/or police backgrounds. SIG Sauer Academy, in Epping, New Hampshire. Sig Sauer produces a wide range of accessories for the firearms and sporting goods industry. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001 certified company with over 1,200 employees. We are the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany.
SIG Sauer SIG MCX VIRTUS PATROL

SIG Sauer SIG MCX VIRTUS PATROL


The US military has produced a requirement for a new handgun to replace the current M9 model (Beretta 92FS). In February 2016, bids were submitted by 12 companies to compete for this contract which was expected to result in purchases of more than 500,000 pieces. On 1 July 2016, SIG Sauer was reported to be one of three remaining competitors who were in consideration for this contract.[21] On 19 January 2017, SIG Sauer was awarded the contract for the P320. On July 12, 2018 SIG SAUER announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) has integrated the SIG SAUER P320 as its official service firearm throughout its divisions.
SIG Sauer SIG MPX COPPERHEAD

SIG Sauer SIG MPX COPPERHEAD

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?


Anyone who read about the history of an AK, heard the theory of german involvement. Allegedly, german engineer Hugo Schmeiser, who worked in Izhevsk after WW2 really developed an AK and Kalashnikov had nothing to do with it. In this video, we are comparing the designs of AK and #STG 44 a trying to find some actual “relatives” of both weapons.
source https://en.kalashnikov.media

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?