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Indian army to purchase thousands of American Sig 716 assault rifles

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The Armed Forces of India are going to buy in the United States 72 thousand assault rifles Sig 716. This will be the second batch of such weaponsordered by New Delhi.


This was reported by the Indian news agency ANI.

The order will be placed after the first batch of rifles, delivered in the same quantity, arrives at the troops for use by units of the Northern Command and other operational areas. The agency learned this information from its source in the Indian army, reporting the following:

We are going to place an order for 72 thousand more of these rifles as part of the financial powers granted to the armed forces.

The increase in New Delhi's arms purchases comes amid an ongoing dispute over the borders between India and China.

The manufacturer of the Sig 716 assault rifles is the American division of the Swiss holding Lüke & Ortmeier Gruppe. They have a caliber of 7,62x51 NATO. There are two modifications to this weapon: the base Sig 716 Patrol and the sniper Sig 716 G2 DMR.

In the basic version, the rifle has a barrel length of 40,6 cm. The magazine's capacity is 20 rounds. There is a single mode of firing. Without ammunition, the weapon weighs 4,3 kg.

Recall that earlier India signed a contract for the acquisition and assembly of Russian AK-203 assault rifles.
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  1. Pereira
    Pereira 13 July 2020 13: 31 New
    +6
    The more systems, the more interesting it is to fight. In 4 Fallout, they generally carry a dozen trunks and nothing.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 13 July 2020 13: 40 New
      14
      Yeah ... it will be especially interesting to the services of the Logistics ... Logistics straight - get hurt!
      This is in games. Everything is cool, in fact - the trouble wink
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 13 July 2020 19: 17 New
        +3
        Quote: Hunter 2
        it will be especially interesting to the services of the Logistics ... Logistics direct - get hurt!

        The Indians completely lack such a thing as the unification of weapons. With what I congratulate them. Dances with a tambourine continue.
        1. SARANCHA1976
          SARANCHA1976 13 July 2020 22: 18 New
          -5
          Everyone has their own dances .. someone shooter someone 3-4 types of main tanks
    2. Civil
      Civil 13 July 2020 13: 46 New
      +6
      Do the elephants really not understand the whole defectiveness of the disagreement in armament ?!
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 13 July 2020 14: 03 New
        -3
        Quote: Civil
        Do the elephants really not understand the whole defectiveness of the disagreement in armament ?!

        They - They definitely don’t understand ... to buy a rather "flawed" rifle in such quantity request I - shot it, a very mediocre device, difficult to clean and ... well, I understand taking rifles from German and Swiss manufacturers, but this is a Miracle - Surely for elephant drivers.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 13 July 2020 14: 37 New
          +1
          It seems that those who buy weapons and those who use it serve in different armies.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 13 July 2020 14: 37 New
        -3
        Quote: Civil
        Do the elephants really not understand the whole defectiveness of the disagreement in armament ?!

        Honestly, in our Russian army, too, in this sense, confusion and vacillation. And guns and machine guns sorted out a bunch. Fortunately, at least they didn’t reach foreign designs.
        1. carstorm 11
          carstorm 11 13 July 2020 14: 48 New
          +2
          why didn’t you get it? Glitches at the Feps are quite common. I saw this many times. But the MO does not buy the main weapon under the patrons of NATO standards and ours at the same time)
          1. PSih2097
            PSih2097 13 July 2020 20: 52 New
            +1
            Quote: carstorm 11
            but the MoD does not purchase the main weapons for NATO standard cartridges

            But the cartridge of .338 caliber is not a NATO cartridge? A .308? And the same Luger / Parabellum?
            PY 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
            GS 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
            PL-15 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
            Swift 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
            Austrian NE (previously purchased) .308 for Amean intelligence and Airborne Forces. Or the main one is the cartridge under AK / AEK / SVD, VSS / AS / SR-3 / SR3M:
            1. carstorm 11
              carstorm 11 13 July 2020 21: 53 New
              0
              the main there is the main word)
            2. Alexander Drobyshev
              Alexander Drobyshev 15 July 2020 12: 31 New
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              Excuse me, since when did the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge become a NATO cartridge? They have at least 2 more similar in turn- .338 Winchester Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum. And in our country it is completely mass-produced, and with an armor-piercing bullet as well - cartridges of 8,6x69 mm "8,6 PFD PS" and "8,6 PFD BS". And to compare our army 9x19 mm with 9x19 mm NATO (and not 9x19 mm Luger, which is weaker) is even stupid, if even cartridge 7H21 NATO army pistols are hard to digest, then cartridge 7H31 is guaranteed to choke, and our army pistols, as it were they didn’t blame, they will calmly shoot any cartridge of this caliber.

    3. loki565
      loki565 13 July 2020 15: 31 New
      +1
      In 4 Fallout, they generally carry a dozen trunks and nothing.

      Yeah, armed and very dangerous)))

      It’s just not clear why, during conflicts, they fly and run with old Kalash type oars on old MiG21s, where they hide modern weapons ???)))
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 13 July 2020 13: 38 New
    +1
    Armed forces of India are going to buy 72 thousand Sig 716 assault rifles in the USA

    With so many rifles being purchased, it was really cheaper to buy a production license. Again, the Indians outplayed themselves?
    1. iConst
      iConst 13 July 2020 13: 46 New
      +1
      hi
      Most likely this is a one-time purchase in special forces. .30 still a powerful cartridge.
      1. vitinka
        vitinka 13 July 2020 14: 32 New
        +3
        .30 - Eto 7.62. The usual cartridge.
        1. Zeev
          Zeev zeev 13 July 2020 16: 07 New
          0
          7.62x51, aka .308. The cartridge is powerful and sharpened for long distances, much more powerful than 7.62x39 AK.
          1. Alexander Drobyshev
            Alexander Drobyshev 15 July 2020 11: 47 New
            0
            The most interesting thing is that they do not even need to buy cartridges for them, their warehouses are still clogged with their cartridges 7,62x51 mm L2A1
  3. Nikolai Petrov
    Nikolai Petrov 13 July 2020 13: 55 New
    -2
    Ah yes brahmanas, ah yes cunning! It is unclear with whom to "fight" gathered, but they want all the best and cheaper. And this does not happen. Now they whine with us, then they creep under Europe, now they flirt with amers. The “brave Guardians” during the 1st World War bought grenades from Germany, which exploded in the hands of soldiers. But about the Indians, because they don’t have oil, they will buy all the NATO trash and will live in peace. Well, like the elusive Joe.
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 15 July 2020 11: 42 New
      0
      Good day. I apologize for the question, but for the purposes of personal enlightenment, I would like to know which particular Brave Storage Guardians grenade models I bought from Germany during the 1st World War? Do not find it difficult to tell the ignoramus ...
  4. KSVK
    KSVK 13 July 2020 13: 58 New
    +1
    Hindus and M-16 and even under 7,62 NATO. IMHO nonsense. Yes, even with a barrel of 16 inches is generally nonsense. I would understand if for what specialists. Or Marxman. But 16 "and Marxman's concepts are incompatible. And what for them the 203rd for the seven? The author, would reveal the reason for something.
  5. Magic archer
    Magic archer 13 July 2020 14: 05 New
    -2
    Hmm ... Hindus like magpies, grab that shines better! In all the troops the equipment is motley. There were few problems in the WCEEC, so they still decided to throw them on land fool
  6. kind
    kind 13 July 2020 14: 08 New
    0
    The increase in New Delhi's arms purchases comes amid an ongoing dispute over the borders between India and China.

    Yes, they recently fought with rakes and sticks on the border with China! Why do they need rifles ???
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 July 2020 14: 17 New
    +9
    This is for the mountains. There, melee is hardly possible. All showdowns - shootings from decent distances.
    1. ssergey1978
      ssergey1978 13 July 2020 15: 11 New
      0
      With this barrel length, the bullet speed will be measured 750-770 m.s. that is, the trajectory will be steep for the long-range.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 13 July 2020 15: 13 New
        +1
        But 500-600 meters can be reached through optics.
        1. ssergey1978
          ssergey1978 13 July 2020 15: 17 New
          -1
          It seems the Indians wanted AK under 7.62 NATO. Weapons have the same parameters.
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 July 2020 14: 24 New
    +7
    Here it is with all the kit in the sniper (marksman) version.
  9. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 July 2020 14: 34 New
    -1
    An excellent weapon, for remote combat just right, especially in the mountains, there will be a lot of Chinese people lying down, their machine guns simply will not reach
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 13 July 2020 14: 44 New
      +1
      An excellent weapon for remote combat just right, especially in the mountains,

      Yah? When did you try?
      By the way, the Chinese also have sniper rifles and more than one thing. And something else besides them. Did not hear?
      1. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
        Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 July 2020 15: 00 New
        -1
        It's not a sniper rifle at all.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 13 July 2020 22: 58 New
          +2
          So I did not only mean this.
      2. Alexander Drobyshev
        Alexander Drobyshev 13 July 2020 16: 28 New
        0
        Chinese snipers? Is it these or something (pictured)? QВU-88 chambered for 5,8 × 42 mm DBP88 with 5 gram bullet? Or did you mean large-caliber? So the Indians also have them
      3. Alexander Drobyshev
        Alexander Drobyshev 13 July 2020 16: 57 New
        +2
        And as for testing, the Indians are well acquainted with the ballistics of the 7,62x51 mm L2A1 cartridge, after all, the Ishapore 1A1 rifle (English L1A1 SLR, nee FN FAL) has been in service since 1960
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 13 July 2020 23: 09 New
          +2
          Sasha, I will not get into disputes with you about systems and calibers. The whole history of all wars only says that the point is not the superiority of weapons, but the motivation and stamina of the troops (1941-45).
          I believe that the dispute between the Indian and Chinese armies will in any case be settled in favor of the Chinese. Although I personally don’t give a damn about all this, I look at this circus not from a technocratic point of view, if I may say so, but purely from a national and practical point of view, and caliber and automation have nothing to do with it. Therefore, he wrote that the Chinese also have "snipers."
          You rest only on weapons, and I mean also people, and mostly just them. I myself have served and I know what this weapon is worth without maintenance personnel.
          You technocrats have one problem, you forget about people and their motivations. I can’t say anything bad about the Indians, but the Chinese, because of their mentality, will always have stronger motivation.
          1. Alexander Drobyshev
            Alexander Drobyshev 13 July 2020 23: 21 New
            +1
            I regret that after meeting you, for some reason we find ourselves on different sides of the dispute, but, being, as you say, a technocrat (uhhh, and before I was called a perfectionist ...), I prefer to talk about " iron, "leaving the lot of psychology to specialists and I look at this circus from a technical point of view
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 14 July 2020 02: 40 New
              +1
              Sash, I do not regret meeting you, but we are all different people and, excuse me for asking, does your wife love you?
              1. Alexander Drobyshev
                Alexander Drobyshev 14 July 2020 12: 20 New
                0
                Good day. Actually, this is personal, but I will answer you, despite the fact that she is a complete fool, we still remained friends, and if she loved me, I did not recognize this for 10 years of marriage ...
  10. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 13 July 2020 14: 51 New
    -2
    Quote: Good
    Yes, they recently fought with rakes and sticks on the border with China! Why do they need rifles ???

    What do you mean why? The rake is dull, and the sticks break, but according to rumors roaming the planet, this antediluvian vintar is stronger than not only sticks and rakes, but even shovels!
  11. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 13 July 2020 14: 56 New
    -1
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Yeah ... it will be especially interesting to the services of the Logistics ... Logistics straight - get hurt!

    It very much resembles the Ottoman Empire before the First World War. There, too, the Turks rowed for cheap EVERYTHING and for ALL and in small batches. And when it came to the battle, then, accordingly, the confusion with the cartridges showed itself in full glory and pride! Naturally, the parts were often given cartridges of the wrong sizes of calibers that would fit their rugbikes.
  12. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 July 2020 14: 57 New
    -3
    Bought because of the appearance - on it you can hang a lot of all kinds of shiny things! lol Like there beads, pendants, bells. .. lol and, of course, ribbons are multi-colored wassat
  13. KSVK
    KSVK 13 July 2020 16: 45 New
    +1
    Quote: Gloomy Skeptic
    this antediluvian vintar stronger than not only sticks and rakes, but even shovels!


    Excuse me, but did you hold anything in your hands at least once?
    Judging by your comment, no. Because if they had, they would not have written it.
    Arches can fight. No problem. Only in conditions when they can be QUALITY serviced. And no other way.
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 13 July 2020 18: 40 New
      -2
      they just need to get Ishapore 1A1 back, though they will have to come to an agreement with the Belgians again
  14. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 13 July 2020 17: 14 New
    -2
    Hindus rushing around. And chasing two hares ...