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DRDO launches indigenous assault rifle ‘Ugram’ for armed forces

Ugram rifle by DRDO. (Picture/ANI)

The Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) has launched an indigenous assault rifle named ‘Ugram’, supposed to fulfill the operational necessities of armed forces, paramilitary, and state police entities.

The rifle, with a calibre of seven.62 x 51 mm, has been designed, developed, and manufactured in collaboration with a personal business companion.

The primary operational prototype of the rifle was unveiled on the DRDO’s Armament and Fight Engineering Programs in Pune. It has an efficient vary of 500 metres and weighs lower than 4 kilograms.

In a press assertion from the Armament Analysis and Improvement Institution (ARDE), it was mentioned: “The Aarmament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed 7.62x51mm Assault rifle UGRAM through private industry was launched by Dr S V Gade, Director General (Armament & Combat Engineering Cluster) in the presence of A Raju, Director (ARDE), other senior scientists of the lab and industrial representatives.”

“This weapon is designed to meet the Army GSQR requirements of weight less than 4kg criteria. Special care is taken to ensure reliable functioning with the in-service ammunition. Steel construction of all critical components also ensures ruggedness and intuitive operations. Prototypes were demonstrated to various senior officers from the Army and MHA. The weapons received from the firm will be subjected to stringent trials by an independent expert committee before fielding to user trials,” it added.

The assertion additional said that Barrel Manufacturing Services for Small Arms is established at Armament Analysis & Improvement Institution (ARDE), a premier laboratory of DRDO, was inaugurated and devoted to the nation by

Dr. S V Gade, Director Basic (Armament & Fight Engineering Cluster) within the presence of A Raju, Director (ARDE) and different senior scientists of the lab.

The ability is a state-of-the-art setup for manufacturing small arms barrels that are aligned with the challenge goal to grow to be a nodal centre for barrel manufacturing within the nation and to increase the services to the non-public corporations.

The Director Basic said that the ability can be a expertise hub for the design, improvement and manufacturing of futuristic infantry weapon programs by DRDO.

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