Indian company Stumpp Schuele & Somappa (SSS) Defence displayed two new sniper rifles during the 5-9 February Defexpo 2020 exhibition in Lucknow, northern India.
Managing Director Satish R Machani told Jane's that the company holds the proprietary rights for the locally developed sniper rifles - called Viper and Sabre - and added that the weapons will be fully manufactured in India.
"The bolt-action Sabre and Viper rifles are chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum and the 7.62 × 51 NATO calibres, respectively," added Dinesh Shivanna, the company's chief technology officer.
The Sabre is fitted with an aluminium alloy receiver coated with black oxide and cerakote, and features a MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail system at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock positions. The weapon, which is available in three barrel lengths of 24, 26, and 27 inches with a 1:11.25" RH Twist, is designed with ergonomic features such as an adjustable butt-stock for length and height, and an ambidextrous magazine release.
The weapon weighs 7 kg, while the all-up weight - including the in-house designed day-night weapon sights, suppressor, and tripod - amounts to 9 kg.
The company also displayed a range of small arms including a designated marksman rifle and a carbine.
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