Carbine designed by DRDO’s Pune facility completes user trials, ready for induction into armed services

By: Express News Service | Pune |

December 11, 2020 11:18:37 am





User trial of the Joint Venture Protective Carbine.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said on Monday that a Carbine — 5.56×30 mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC) — designed by its Pune-based facility has undergone its final phase of user trials, paving the way for its induction into services. During its extensive trials, the weapon has proved its efficacy in both extreme summer temperatures and winter conditions in high altitudes, said the DRDO.

The JVPC is a gas-operated semi bullpup-type automatic weapon, which has more than 700 rounds per minute rate of fire. The carbine has been designed as per the Indian Army’s General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQRs), by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a Pune-based facility of the DRDO. The weapon is manufactured at the Small Arms Factory, Kanpur, while the ammunition is manufactured at the Ammunition Factory, Khadki (AFK) in Pune.

A press statement from the DRDO read, “The DRDO-designed 5.56×30 mm Protective Carbine has successfully undergone the final phase of user trials on December 7, meeting all the GSQR parameters. This has paved the way for induction into the services. This was the last leg of trials in a series of user…

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