The Government of India, Ministry of Defense recently awarded a contract to SIG Sauer to deliver 72,400 SIG716 rifles. Moreover, expects the rifles to outfit frontline infantry soldiers. Additionally, more than 1.2 million troops serve in India, making it the second largest standing army in the world, according to SIG.
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“This is the first large firearms procurement of the Indian Government in decades, and the explicit mission for this tender was to modernize the infantry troopers of the Indian Army with the best rifle available,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We competed in an open tender with small arms manufacturers from around the world. The SIG716 rifle underwent a comprehensive and exhaustive testing and evaluation process where it outperformed the competition, and was ultimately chosen, and met all the criteria, as the best rifle to modernize the Indian Army.”
The SIG716 is an enhanced AR platform featuring a 16-inch barrel, M-LOK handguard, and a 6-position telescoping stock.
“The global importance of this contract for SIG SAUER is far reaching based on the size, location, and economic strength of India in the global market. We …Read the Rest
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