Indian Army issues RFI for 93,895 close quarter battle carbines

by Rahul Bedi

The Indian Army (IA) has issued a request for information (RFI) to overseas and domestic vendors for the procurement of 93,895 close quarter battle (CBQ) carbines for an estimated USD110 million.

Issued on 10 February, the document states that the IA seeks to acquire 5.56×45 mm carbines via the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Fast Track Procedure (FTP). The weapons are required to be 650 mm long in foldable and 800 mm long in extended conditions and weigh no more than 3.3 kg.

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