Infantry Weapons

Indian Army kicks off final carbine trials

19 June 2014

The Indian Army began the final round of confirmatory trials in support of its requirement for 44,618 close quarter battle (CQB) 5.56 mm carbines and 33.6 million rounds of ammunition on 9 June, defence industry officials told IHS Jane's .

The Beretta ARX-160, Colt M4, and Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Galil Ace carbines will undergo a series of tests at army establishments and weapon-testing facilities until the end of July. These include weapon sights, furniture, and ammunition trials.

The competing guns will also undergo a "mud test" to gauge their ability to operate in poor conditions, an evaluation all three failed during trials in 2012 in the Rajasthan desert and high-altitude regions.

(112 of 472 words)
By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and our Terms of Use of this site.


  • FMFLB 9 mm high-power model pistols

    Development The 9 mm 'high-power' self-loading pistol is the standard handgun of the Argentine armed services and is currently produced under licence from FN Herstal of Belgium by Fábrica Militar Luis Beltrán (FMFLB). The pistol is very similar to the original Belgian design, but there

  • FN Herstal Browning High-Power Mk 2 9 mm self-loading pistol

    Development The FN Browning High-Power Mark 2 self-loading pistol is a variant of the standard FN 9 mm Browning High-Power (see separate entry). Description The Mk 2 has the same technical characteristics of the standard gun. Differences from the latter include, anatomical grip plates, an oblong

  • Glock 18 selective-fire automatic pistol

    Development The Glock 18 selective-fire automatic pistol was developed from the Glock 17 self-loading pistol by adding a fire-selector assembly. This mechanism allows single-shot or automatic fire. For use in the automatic pistol role an extended length, large capacity magazine is provided. As far

  • Glock 19 and 19C self-loading pistols

    Development The Glock 19 pistol is a smaller and more compact version of the Glock 17 (see separate entry). Except for different dimensions, it is to the same basic design and most components are interchangeable. Reduced capacity magazines for the Glock 19 may be encountered. These are a legacy

  • IMBEL 9 GC - MD1 9 mm self-loading pistol

    Development The 9 GC - IMBEL MD1 self-loading pistol was designed for armed forces use and also for competition shooting. It was developed from an IMBEL design project dating from 1973 which was then updated through computer design technology. The 9 GC - IMBEL MD1 model in 9 × 19 mm calibre


Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.