Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Indian Army Wants Cornershot Weapon

The Indian Army is looking to procure an undisclosed number of "weapon systems for shooting around the corner without exposing the firer or with minimum exposure to the firer" according to a recent Request for Information (RFI). These are presumably for the Special Forces and some infantry units. The request calls for information on weapons that can engage targets effectively beyond 200-metres. The US-Israeli firm Cornershot LLC is currently the only firm with such weapons in its catalogue that would be open to doing such business with the Indian military (the other is an untested specimen from the Pakistan Ordnance Factory, and a third from Iran). The need for engagement beyond 200-metres means the Army will be looking for a cornershot weapon based at least on a 5.7-mm pistol-based, but this isn't specified in the RFI. The National Security Guard (NSG) recently tested a Cornershot pistol weapon and has ordered an undisclosed number for its anti-terror force.

18 comments :

Mayuresh Gaikwad said...

Our own OFB can manufacture this in a very short time. I do not think it should be very difficult, once we know the basic concept. If Pakistan can develop it, surely our OFBs can! Anyways, we can try and manufacture it for our other requirements, if any

BR lurker said...

The US-Israeli firm Cornershot LLC is currently the only firm with such weapons in its catalogue that would be open to doing such business with the Indian military (the other is an untested specimen from the Pakistan Ordnance Factory, and a third from Iran).

Why can't India buy from Iran?

Anonymous said...

If Pakistanis can produce it then y cant we produce it ourselves???

Jimmy said...

Yep buy from Iran and then how do you expect Israel to respond. Military parnership with your friends enemy is way different from having Economic partnership with both.

Anonymous said...

If we could make it ourselves, our ingenious designers at OFB would have had a prototype ready by now. They just sit on their rears and wait for the Army to issue an RFI which rouses them from their slumber and they send their hordes of Babu's screeching - "We'll make it .. We'll make it" thereby scuttling all hopes of our armed forces acquiring any decent equipment. The end result is for all to see. Failure->RFP's->TOT->Direct Purchases->Another scam. Lets give them credit when its due. OFB needs to innovate. All those design engineers sitting on mountains of brochures and blueprints need to move their ASS. About time..look at their Moghul era handgun designs. They would make Akbar smile...
I only hope the MSMC isn't killed by the Babu's and vested interests.
INSAS seems to be the only decent rifle ever designed by OFB. Lets face it, small arms deals in India doesn't involve kickbacks of the same scale as big ticket purchases, hence the complete lack of interest.

Anonymous said...

It is a handheld weapon for godsake, seems like someone wants to waste money on foreign imports. Basic weapons like handguns, assault rifles and other small arms are relatively easy to make because they are classed as low tech.

Anonymous said...

i saw one of those in "Future weapons" on discovery channel

Jigish Parikh said...

Surprised to learn that Porkis are able to so quickly imitate ahead of their master and imitation king China.

Vijay said...

Cornershot weapons, have a very small life. They last only for a couple of hundred rounds. I hope that the army keeps that in mind while making the order.

As, so many people have pointed out getting OFB on board with this could be another way to go. We could license produce these weapons in India and try to produce our own cornershot indigenously. In which case, the army should have complete control of the development timeline of the product and should be allowed to pull the plug on the whole thing if DRDO/OFB messes around without getting anywhere.

Kannan said...

In Future Weapons, I also saw another terrific electronic gadget. It just consist of a pinhole camera at edge of an M4 carbine and with digitally stabilized video screen overlay in one eye..like an AH-64 Apache's pilot's thingy. So
I think in an encounter it would be terrific force multiplier. Corner shot is more of a room cleaner..I guess. Cornershot also needs a bit of adjustment in each direction and a high caliber weapon attachment would be like carrying a monkey on your shoulder..and damn heavy

zuhayer said...

why doesn't india try to make this weapon like Pakistan has? ..

does india have the mental/technical capability to make this or not?

after the failures of lca, arjun, atv, brahmos(previously), night agni (recently), tishul, nag, akash, i have serious doubts...

Jigish Parikh said...

@zuhayer

Being a brain-full porki that you are, you rather should wonder, why, despite having all the badass brains to copy other's tech, you lost 4 wars in 60 years. Based on that math in next 15 years you are due to loose another one. We can't WAIT. Can you ?

Anonymous said...

zuhayar, the PAF corner shot is an exact replica of the Chinese version.
As for the rest of your post, you are best left to wallow in your own pool of ignorance. Ja be

Anonymous said...

Why do we always brag that we are the 3rd nation or the 2nd nation to have this technology. Moreover even Iran has this type of gun. I have seen it in their video somewhere randomly on the net.

Joy said...

Chinese make cheaper copies of foreign crap and Porkis make copies of Chinese copies. I am sure Porky weapons suffer from Xerox fade effect.

Anonymous said...

The reason Indians can;t produce their own weapon before the enemy first produces it is because Indians suck. They simply and truly just suck. They are always behind. They are always followers of they rest of the world. The whole of India has a servant class, follower mentality. Indians make the best household servants everywhere in the middle-east and everywhere else they can sell themselves. That's the only thing India is really good at, to be candid about it all. India can never be creative and original; they cannot even copy from crap what other countries have done. Unless some babu tells them to move off their arse, they keep sitting and smoking their fricking hookah! Indians are the most lazy collective group of the whole world. For a country their size, they should be light years ahead, but they are simply light years behind. Poor India!

Rathore said...

@Anon 3:16: very strange for you to vent ur jealousy of india on an indian blog,if u think so lowly of india, then why visit an Indian blog... can't ur country- whatever its name is build its own websites that u have to vent ur venom on an indian site..? and if u have the courage dont hide behind "anonymous" tag, name urself and name ur country while commenting on india and its achievements or lack of achievements. Then we can compare how good or bad ur country is.. or is it that like ur name, u are also ashamed of naming ur country.. pls sit in ur cave of medieval thoughts and escape from here, before you get flogged for visiting indian sites..

Jai Hind..

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