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UAE Company to Meet Indian Requirements and Launch CAR 816 Rifles in India

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Small arms production company weapons Caracal, headquartered in the UAE, said Monday that it is committed to the Make in India initiative to accelerate the delivery of nearly one hundred thousand CAR 816 assault rifles. Sites, facilities and local partners have already been selected to begin immediately to the release of weapons.


The Indian Army assault rifle manufacturer was selected by the country's Ministry of Defense in 2018.

More than 20 percent of the CAR 816 components are already produced in India, and now Caracal is committed to making all rifles in the country in accordance with the Make in India principle. As part of this initiative, the company will also provide technology transfer.

Caracal said it has already surpassed the competition in performance and performance by winning a tender two years ago, and is now reaffirming its commitment to a fast track order for India within 12 months.

In 2018, Caracal was awarded a contract to supply the Indian Army with the CAR 816 after going through a rigorous selection process.

- said the chief executive officer of Caracal Hamad Al Ameri.

At the same time, the main Indian requirement was the production of rifles in Indian territory. A company from the UAE decided to fulfill this requirement.

CAR 816 is an assault rifle chambered for NATO 5,56x19 mm. The Indian army plans to replace the 9mm Sterling submachine guns with these weapons. CAR 816 boasts higher bullet velocity and reduced weight.
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  1. Operator
    Operator 22 September 2020 10: 16
    +4
    The Emirati company "Karakal" won the Bundeswehr competition to replace assault rifles produced by "Heckler und Koch" and now the subsidiary of the Arab holding will rearm the harsh Teutons from head to toe (Hugo Schmeiser shot himself in hell) laughing
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 22 September 2020 11: 14
      0
      I am more interested in Indus ... with such a fan of riflemen - how will they master the logistics of ammunition? Well, exactly - tsigane!
  2. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 22 September 2020 10: 20
    +1
    Well done Arabs.
    They know how to sell their goods.
    Both the Germans and the Indians were spilled.
    1. bang
      bang 22 September 2020 19: 12
      0
      The Germans have not yet surrendered. Heckler & Koch is going to appeal the choice)
  3. Alex 2020
    Alex 2020 22 September 2020 10: 24
    +7
    chambered for NATO 5,56x19 mm
    And which cartridge is this? What series? I looked through all the weapon sites, the tables of cartridges and did not find this ... request Maybe 5,56x45? It is somehow more suitable for this type of weapon.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 22 September 2020 10: 26
      +5
      trial in the store it's 45, ochipyatka
  4. Nikolay Dyaglev
    Nikolay Dyaglev 22 September 2020 10: 25
    +3
    Maybe 5.56 × 45?
  5. Nikolay Dyaglev
    Nikolay Dyaglev 22 September 2020 10: 27
    +4
    Why does India need so many weapons of different calibers? What nonsense
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 22 September 2020 10: 31
      +1
      So that the gypsy with the exit turned out more natural. They are Indians. They did not itch until the roasted cock pecked in both buttocks - from Pakistan and China at the same time, all the clever tenders, the 150-series were muddied. Now the war is on the doorstep, in the army, the vintari only fit the toilet door from the inside, they again do everything through the one they peck at, do
    2. novel66
      novel66 22 September 2020 10: 48
      +1
      it's in their trend
  6. newcomer
    newcomer 22 September 2020 10: 32
    -1
    One question: the PP is changed to a machine? And our AK200 families? And the caliber of the "Sultan" 5.56 × 45.
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 13: 12
      0
      And no one has canceled the production of 700 thousand AK-203 for the army at the built plant, this is a purchase for special forces. It was just that SIG716 was purchased according to a simplified scheme (ready-made weapons from abroad), and AK-203 and CAR 816, according to the standard, with production in India. And the calibers 7,62x51, 7,62x39 and 5,56x45 were standard in India before. You are not surprised that our army uses 7,62x54R, 7,62x39 and 5,45x39 at the same time?
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 22 September 2020 14: 27
        -1
        The caliber does not surprise me. It amazes me: a_ replacing the PP with the machine; b_ what they were not inspired by the AK203, especially since it is also produced under the NATO caliber.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 21: 22
          +1
          I hope you will not argue that the CAR 816 CQB (they buy / produce it) with a 267 mm barrel is more compact than the AK-203 (and they produce it) with a 415 mm barrel. I also hope that you will not argue that the recoil of the 5,56x45 mm cartridge is weaker than that of the 7,62x39 mm cartridge. Therefore, it is logical to replace the outdated SAF Carbine 1A1 (Sterling L2A1) submachine gun chambered for 9x19 mm with a compact carbine chambered for a low-impulse cartridge. In the line of Russian AKs there is no such compact model, with the exception of the AKS-74U, and it has not been produced for a long time. And the SIG716 G2 and CAR 816 CQB rifles are purchased for the special forces, and the AK-203 will go to the army.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 23 September 2020 07: 56
            0
            Why argue. AK202: barrel length 314mi, caliber 5,56x45mm. Do you want to say that he is inferior to KAR?
            1. Alexander Drobyshev
              Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 09: 46
              +2
              Good afternoon. AK202: barrel length 314 mm, total length 775-835 mm, 590 mm with a folded stock, weight with an empty magazine 3,8 kg. CAR 816 CQB: barrel length 267 mm, total length 627-709 mm, non-folding stock, weight without magazine 2,9 kg. Even a folding stock does not give the AK-202 a big gain in length, while increasing the transverse dimension of the machine by 2 times. One could talk for a long time about ergonomics, about the fact that the "Black Cats" (special forces of the National Guard of India) are more familiar with Western weapons
              , and the army commandos - AK assault rifles. But I will tell you perhaps the most important reason for adopting the CAR 816 CQB into service - these are kickbacks laughing With the purchase price of the first batch of AK-203 at $ 1100, and the SIG716 G2 Patrol at $ 990, CAR 816 CQB costs $ 5600.
              1. newcomer
                newcomer 23 September 2020 10: 52
                0
                Good day. This is the main reason_ agree, kickbacks, plus the desire to diversify. Disagreement is everywhere and everywhere. Moreover, if the inconsistency were produced by themselves, so in fact buy. And to their specialists, I would advise a shortened AK of the 200x family with a caliber of 5.45 × 39.
                1. Alexander Drobyshev
                  Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 13: 51
                  0
                  And why do they need one more caliber, 5,45x39 mm, to the three already in service? Why is it better than 5,56x45 mm, which they have in bulk in their warehouses? And why don't you advise our specialists to adopt the AK-12K and AK-15K? That's why they, sinners, look at AM-17 ...
                  1. newcomer
                    newcomer 23 September 2020 14: 36
                    0
                    Do you see which one, our specialists,? laughing .Each special service, or special unit, or spetsotryad_ has its own equipment, its own garage (cars, armored vehicles, airplanes, helicopters, ships and underwater vehicles. So this is what I mean: everyone, I emphasize, all specialists have all types of small arms, from which exactly that type of weapon is selected, which is needed for a specific purpose. And all types of shooters, first of all, go for trial operation to specialists. The AK12 / 15 family, or AM17 with AMB17 is no exception. And I offer them 5.45, so I think that the recoil is less; and at small and medium distances of the battle_ up to 200m. at which the specialists work_ 5.45 is much higher than the 5.56 cartridge in stopping action and hitting the target.Yes, and AM17 or AMB17 I would advise the army, only who are they will give that? smile ... Although for the crews of armored vehicles, airplanes, artillerymen, a rocketman, I would advise. AM / AMB may appear with an elongated barrel, or in the army.
                    1. Alexander Drobyshev
                      Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 15: 38
                      +2
                      You contradict yourself, so our specialists can choose exactly the type of weapon that is necessary for a specific purpose, and for Indian only AK-205 chambered for 5,45x39 mm? The Indians also chose what suits them in this situation, the "long" rifle SIG716 G2 Patrol (which, by the way, has the same barrel with the "Marksman" version of the SIG716 G2 DMR) chambered for 7,62x51 mm for shooting in the mountains and a "subcompact" PDW CAR 816 class CQB chambered for 5.56x45 mm to replace the outdated SAF Carbine 1A1 (Sterling L2A1) submachine gun chambered for 9x19 mm. Wouldn't have chosen CAR 816, then there would have been Galil ACE N 21, HK416 D10RS, SIG MCX SBR, etc. (who will roll back more), except for the outdated and discontinued AKS-74U and the experienced AM-17 (which is not a "Kalash ") there is nothing to offer, no need to try to pull the AK-202/205 like an owl on a globe. Ours in the army also did not accept the AK-105 first, and then the AK-12K and continue to use the AKS-74U mainly also because of the length, for example, they do not fit into the standard NAZ packing in the K-36 ejection seats.
                      1. newcomer
                        newcomer 23 September 2020 15: 53
                        0
                        Flyers will soon receive PP2000. Well, the rest of our discussion is a matter of taste.
                      2. Alexander Drobyshev
                        Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 16: 02
                        +2
                        Let our RosOboronExport offer PP-2000 instead of CAR 816 CQB, let Indian special forces finally grow to the level of our PPP nicknames lol
                      3. newcomer
                        newcomer 23 September 2020 16: 05
                        0
                        Come on, the fir trees are burning. Well this is NAZ. Already in NAZ there is definitely no need for similarities of Rafls.
                      4. Alexander Drobyshev
                        Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 16: 29
                        +1
                        In general, I have nothing against the PP-2000 in the NAZ packing, you just need to change the PM / APS to PL-15K, to unify the ammunition. The point of the joke was about replacement DEPRECATED submachine gun SAF Carbine 1A1 (Sterling L2A1) chambered for 9x19 mm on OLD submachine gun PP-2000 under the same cartridge.
              2. Alexander Drobyshev
                Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 15: 53
                +1
                And the cartridge 5,45x39 mm is not so much superior to 5.56x45 mm, as it seems to you, there the difference is in percentage, and not "times", you would also say "an order of magnitude" laughing
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 23 September 2020 15: 57
                  0
                  laughing ... "Much", colleague, this is the word I used, and not "times", be careful. And this is not me saying, experts say.
                2. Alexander Drobyshev
                  Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 15: 59
                  +2
                  I admit, my jamb, something stupid recourse
                3. newcomer
                  newcomer 23 September 2020 16: 03
                  0
                  We already know the opinions of each other, I propose to end our discussion, for further continuation will have the form of bad taste. It was nice to talk to, I hope there will still be common topics for discussion. hi
                4. Alexander Drobyshev
                  Alexander Drobyshev 23 September 2020 16: 04
                  +1
                  Mutually and all the best! hi
  • Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 22 September 2020 10: 40
    0
    CAR 816 is an assault rifle chambered for NATO 5,56x19 mm. The Indian army plans to replace the 9mm Sterling submachine guns with these weapons. CAR 816 boasts higher bullet velocity and reduced weight.

    It looks like a toy for children with washed convolutions. I wonder how this "rifle" will behave in negative conditions. Sand, water, sub-zero temperatures will cool the ardor quickly.
    1. Passing
      Passing 22 September 2020 11: 00
      -4
      Only in today's Russia (a legacy from the post-war USSR) has reliability been elevated to a cult beyond reason, in the rest of the world, reliability is only one, not the most important, of the parameters of weapons. Moreover, all over the world it is believed that not very reliable, but accurate weapons are better in combat terms than reliable, but less accurate ones. And only in Russia they think exactly the opposite, which, as it were, evokes various bad thoughts.
      1. Alexfly
        Alexfly 22 September 2020 11: 27
        +2
        You, tovarisch, what shooting gallery will you be from? It is very unpleasant when, when you need something, it is not distracted by pulling the trigger ..... reliability is one of the most important criteria, but nothing more.
        1. Passing
          Passing 22 September 2020 12: 03
          -4
          There was an American video from Afghanistan where the M249 had constant delays. It’s unpleasant, but it didn’t stop a good dancer from dancing, only he did it slower than he could.
          This I mean that no one from the normal military is shocked by the need to spend time reloading weapons. This is a technical feature of the weapon. Professionals do not get depressed and shout that everything is gone when the weapon stops firing when the magazine is used up. So it is with delays. Just a technical point. Fighting does not interfere, well, maybe just a little, in the rarest moments, which are statistically insignificant. The main thing in a weapon is to hit. Now, if it doesn't hit, that's really a problem.
        2. Catfish
          Catfish 22 September 2020 13: 19
          +3
          not distracted by pulling the trigger ...


          Excuse me, but why do you need to "be distracted by pulling the trigger", especially considering that it is hidden inside the receiver? In addition, this "pressing" will absolutely not lead to anything, only you will stain your finger in grease.
    2. Catfish
      Catfish 22 September 2020 13: 25
      +2
      ... subzero temperature...

      Where there are subzero temperatures in the Indies and Pakistan, I'm not sure that even in the mountains the thermometer drops to the "critical mark". In general, a gas-powered vintar should digest the sand, the only question is the quality of manufacture at Indian factories.
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 22 September 2020 13: 49
        +1
        - On the border of India and Pakistan, they are fighting at altitudes of up to 6000 meters ... Slaughter for the Siachen glacier.
        - From the side of the Chinese border, the conditions are no better - altitude, cold ...
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 22 September 2020 13: 51
          +1
          Kostya, hi I meant that the temperature there too is far from critical, not Yakutia after all.
          1. saygon66
            saygon66 22 September 2020 13: 57
            +2
            - No, of course ... But the greatest losses of the Pakistanis were precisely because of the unbearable climatic conditions ... On the glacier itself, the temperature can reach - 60 C, the thickness of the snow cover is up to 10 meters ... smile I did not have to go above 3000, but even there, even in the spring, you can easily die ...
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 22 September 2020 14: 25
              +1
              Well, you know it better, I never went higher than the tavern on Akhun-Gora. smile drinks
              1. saygon66
                saygon66 22 September 2020 14: 27
                +1
                - laughing AK203s will fight ... They bought something like ...
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 22 September 2020 15: 23
                  +1
                  I thought about that too.
                  1. Alexander Drobyshev
                    Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 22: 31
                    +3
                    Good day. They still have more fun there, the Indians fool according to their new doctrine "Make in India" they purchased: AK-203 assault rifles, a license for them and a plant for their manufacture;
                    SIG716 G2 Patrol assault rifles, licensed and factory for their manufacture;
                    carbine CAR 816 CQB (with a barrel 267 mm), license for them and the plant for their manufacture;
                    Negev NG7 machine gun (and at the same time the Tavor TAR-21 rifle for export), licenses for them and a plant for their manufacture
                    ... AK-203 goes to the army, the rest to the special forces stationed on the border with China and "participating in anti-terrorist operations."
                    1. Catfish
                      Catfish 22 September 2020 22: 45
                      +1
                      Yes, everything is "Made in India", but nothing of its own, with the world on a string.
                      1. Alexander Drobyshev
                        Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 22: 57
                        +1
                        Not "Made in India" (Made in India), namely "Make in India", The whole point is not in the development, the sad experience with the INSAS family of weapons taught them this, but in high-quality copying in YOUR COUNTRYThey are essentially returning to what they had before, when they were making copies of British weapons under British control.
                      2. Catfish
                        Catfish 22 September 2020 23: 02
                        +1
                        This is what I had in mind, because products intended for export are probably stamped "Made in India".
                      3. Alexander Drobyshev
                        Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 23: 04
                        +1
                        Here I agree, they will definitely not be able to resist laughing
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 22 September 2020 10: 50
    0
    The Emirates company "Karakal" probably has a staff of Germans.
  • Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 22 September 2020 10: 58
    0
    The Indians would have bought a stake in Kalashnikov OJSC long ago and would have duplicated their production.
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 13: 17
      +1
      They built a plant for the production of 700 thousand AK-203s for rearming the army last year, SIG-716 and CAR-816 are purchased for special forces.
      1. Har yasta
        Har yasta 22 September 2020 16: 32
        0
        Well, a sensible comment) People here are worried about the Indians, why do they buy CAR-816 and what about the "ammunition logistics"
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 22 September 2020 19: 43
    0
    Correct the typo! 5,56x45, not 5,56x19, it seems to me!))) Although with the talents of the dancers, I won't be surprised if they start churning out these rifles under 5,56x19, which they will immediately draw on the blanket of an elephant laughing
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 20: 10
      +1
      Good day. The Indians actually produced a smaller version of the 5,56x45 mm cartridge, it was the 5,56x30 mm MINSAS cartridge for their PDW MSMC
      But the article is just a typo, since there is a mention in the text
      replace 9mm Sterling submachine guns
      and they are chambered for 9x19 mm, so he scored on the "machine" - "5,56x19 mm", perhaps they themselves never made mistakes?
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 22 September 2020 20: 24
        0
        Wrong) And more than once. But I think that mistakes need to be corrected. And in general, you have to somehow responsibly treat your life, work, words and the consequences of all this.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 22 September 2020 21: 39
          +1
          You are right about responsible attitude. hi