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In India, they told how they will combine AK-203 and Sig Sauer in the armed forces

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The Indian military command reports how the armed forces are going to combine a new rifle weapon various manufacturers. We are talking about Russian AK-203 assault rifles, which, under the contract, will be produced at an Indian-Russian enterprise in India, as well as American-made Sig Sauer modular assault rifles.




According to recent reports, the installation batch of American assault rifles should arrive in India in December this year. In total, India and the United States have signed a contract to supply thousands of the mentioned assault rifles for the needs of the Indian army 72,4. The total value of this contract is approximately 70 million dollars. Thus, it is possible to calculate the approximate cost of one American Sig Sauer assault rifle, delivered to India - about 970 dollars.

It is noted that this is not about the rifles themselves, but about a set of parts for them. After the arrival of parts, the Sig Sauer rifles will be assembled at Indian facilities, which, accordingly, will increase the final cost of the weapon. Indian experts note that the price increase will be about a third of the amount that is paid to the Americans. In other words, the total cost of Sig Sauer after assembly in India is about 1,3 thousand dollars per unit. This is what is called an "empty" option.

Contact with Russia involves the production of 7,5 thousand Kalashnikov assault rifles (AK-203 caliber 7,62x39 mm). The price has not yet been officially announced.

The Indian command notes that Sig Sauer assault rifles will be supplied primarily to those units that are located in border areas.

The Indian press quotes Lieutenant General Dipendra Singh Hood, who previously commanded the northern Indian forces:
There is an urgent need for long-range rifles for troops deployed at borders or in areas suffering from militants. With INSAS machines there were such problems as misfires, and in general they can hardly be called reliable. And the soldier’s confidence in his weapons is of paramount importance.

It is noted that the AK-203 assault rifles will be armed with military personnel of units located "inside the country" - quite far from the borders.

We add that the INSAS line of small arms in the Indian army has been used since 1998 of the year. Since some time, India has ceased to arrange the caliber of 5,56 mm machines. It was decided to switch to a larger caliber under the loud slogan: "If you shoot at the enemy, he must be killed, and not temporarily disabled."

By the way, American assault rifles, having a modular design, can correspond to the caliber 5,56 × 45mm NATO or 7,62x39 mm. According to some reports, India ordered the second option.
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  1. Basarev
    Basarev 30 October 2019 18: 00
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    As you can see, even Indians identify AK in the rear regions, only to scare the raven. And in combat-ready units sent Sig Sauer. In our country, even the most advanced units are armed with the same AK.
    1. vomag
      vomag 30 October 2019 18: 47
      +2
      Quote: Basarev
      define AK in the rear regions

      And it never occurred to you that it’s simply impossible to rearm all the advanced units with 7,5 thousand Kalashnikov assault rifles!
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 October 2019 18: 57
      +4
      Quote: Basarev
      In our country, even the most advanced units are armed with the same AK.

      Two questions. 1. What parts do you consider "advanced"? 2.What does AK not suit you?
      The main thing for the Indian army is to look beautiful at the parade. There they have the most advanced units. They cover war elephants and camels with carpets.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 30 October 2019 19: 56
        +3
        That would suit them.
    3. 7,62x54
      7,62x54 31 October 2019 19: 25
      +1
      You yourself held that AK in your hands? Or didn’t they trust you in the service except the plunger?
  2. bars1
    bars1 30 October 2019 18: 01
    +2
    7,5 thousand ... This is not a typo, some miserable amount?
    1. lev1759
      lev1759 30 October 2019 23: 04
      0
      This is not a typo, some miserable amount?


      Most likely this is what was delivered from Russia. Everything else will be produced at the factories of India ...
  3. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 30 October 2019 18: 04
    +3
    By the way, American assault rifles, having a modular design, can correspond to the caliber 5,56 × 45mm NATO or 7,62x39 mm. According to some reports, India ordered the second option.

    Somehow not in Indian. Real Indians would order assault rifles for a completely new caliber. smile
    1. parkello
      parkello 30 October 2019 18: 35
      +2
      under 308 they would have taken wine. and then there are cartridges. and the weapon for it sho the cat wept. and the cartridge is good ... but most likely they like the M-43 more, by the way, if you take it as a gross product. 308. for snipers for example, or Marxman. recently (on the 28th) we had a parade here, a military man, saw a Marxman alone with the FN Faloo, and the optics were good ... a good rifle, for this same 308 wines.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 October 2019 19: 48
      +3
      Quote: Alexey RA
      Somehow not in Indian. Real Indians would order assault rifles for a completely new caliber.

      The main thing is that the butt is inlaid with ivory, the trunk with gold carvings, and the store is strewn with diamonds and rubies. laughing
  4. bars1
    bars1 30 October 2019 18: 09
    +4
    Quote: Basarev
    In our country, even the most advanced units are armed with the same AK.

    Write about the AK-47! What a little thing there!
  5. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 30 October 2019 19: 33
    -1
    Rzhu Nimagu - Indians in their repertoire. Interestingly, there at least one person heard the word - logistics? If in - simple - supply.
    1. Izotovp
      Izotovp 30 October 2019 19: 44
      0
      Do we have fewer calibers and weapons than Indians? Another mess.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 30 October 2019 19: 49
        +1
        As far as I know, there are three main ones - 5,45, 7,62 X 39 and 7,62 X 54. There are, of course, others, but quite specific, we are talking about easy shooting. All cartridges are produced by Russia. When will India set up production of sig sauer cartridges and machine guns? And will this technology be sold to her?
        1. Izotovp
          Izotovp 30 October 2019 19: 51
          0
          Actively administer .308win
          1. TermNachTer
            TermNachTer 30 October 2019 19: 53
            +1
            Actively administered - this is good. When will they appear in sufficient numbers in simple troops, and not in special and ceremonial ones? In Banderland, the same thing is introduced, in batches of 500 - 700 pcs.
  6. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 30 October 2019 20: 02
    -1
    An article about how India "decided" that the "small-caliber tale" is not for them. I say that the "iron argument" you carry more cartridges - "rusted". Cartridges are needed to kill the enemy, and not for the "noise" effect. The argument - "you will carry more cartridges" is used by us (Russia), so as not to provide soldiers (ordinary infantry) with timely ammunition delivery. (as an example: Russian artillery is switching to a single 152 mm caliber - a 122 mm caliber is not needed?, and after all, 122 mm shells will "take away more" ...)
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 31 October 2019 13: 05
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      Quote: cat Rusich
      An article about how India "decided" that the "small-caliber tale" is not for them.

      Indians have a very specific theater of operations: they need to work for relatively long distances, and only with a shooter. Due to political restrictions (to prevent the escalation of the border conflict), their army men are forced to solve those tasks that are statistically solved by heavy and group weapons.
      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 31 October 2019 21: 38
        0
        "Specific theater of operations" - everywhere ... I can advise Indians to re-equip on SVD - you can work with optics at 800m, single ones - economy of the BC. A machine gunner in real life takes 1200-1300 rounds of ammunition for the SVD?
  7. missuris
    missuris 31 October 2019 03: 48
    0
    Sig Sauer assembly kit for 970 bucks is very cheap by today's standards, I remember a few years ago someone bought a batch of something modular scar-like at 5000 apiece
  8. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 31 October 2019 08: 01
    0
    Indians of this and that danced. laughing
    I'm shocked at how absurd they are in the army, they cannot even come to a single cartridge))
  9. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 31 October 2019 19: 23
    0
    If AK has been corrupted by its production, then what will happen to the Sig Sauer of local assembly.