DRDO conducts successful user trials of modern sub machine guns
This was the last leg of trials in a series of user trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions in summer and high altitudes in winter
In a move that could further strengthen Indian armed forces’ fighting capability, DRDO designed designed 5.56x30 mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC), also known as Modern Sub Machine Carbine has successfully undergone the final phase of user trials a few days ago and met all requisite parameters.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Defence on Thursday, successful user trials have paved the way for induction of 5.56x30 mm Protective Carbine into the services.
This was the last leg of trials in a series of user trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions in summer and high altitudes in winter.
JVPC has successfully met the stringent performance criteria of reliability and accuracy in addition to quality trials conducted by DGQA.
JVPC is a Gas Operated Semi Bull-pup automatic weapon having more than 700 rpm rate of fire.
The effective range of the carbine is more than 100 m and weighs about 3.0 kg with key features like high reliability, low recoil, retractable butt, ergonomic design, single hand firing capability, and multiple Pica tinny rails.
These features make it a very potent weapon for Counter Insurgency /Counter Terrorism operations by security agencies.
The carbine has been designed as per Indian Army’s GSQR, by Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a Pune based laboratory of DRDO.
The weapon is manufactured at Small Arms Factory, Kanpur while the ammunition is manufactured at ammunition factory, Kirkee Pune.
The weapon has already passed the MHA trials and procurement action is initiated by the CAPFs and various State Police organisations.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had unveiled the 5.56 x 30 mm JVPC during DefExpo- 2020 at Lucknow.
Secretary DD R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Satheesh Reddy has congratulated DRDO team, user team and all public and private agencies involved in manufacturing for successfully reaching this milestone.