Army begins scouting for light machine guns

An RFI for 30,000 guns has been issued
The Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of 30,000 light machine guns (LMG) to equip the infantry.The RFI, which was issued on Monday, set a four-week timeframe for interested vendors to submit bids. “Tentative date of issue of Request For Proposal (RFP) is October 2018,” it said. The 7.62mm x 51mm LMG should have an effective range of not less than 800 metres and be lethal up to that range in wound profile, energy transferred and penetration. The gun should be compatible with modern sights and accessories with provision for mounting the same.
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