5.56×30mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine

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The Joint Protective Protective Carbine (JVPC) earlier know as Morder Sub Machine Carbine (MSMC) is a carbine designed and developed by Armament Research And Development Establishment and Ordanance Factory Board (OFB). This carbine was developed in a bid to replace the ageing 9mm Sterling Carbine but the situation seems uncertain as the JVPC is still stuck in the usual long trials of the army and the bureaucratic hurdles of the Ministry Of Defence

 

 The carbine is ideal for Close Quarter Combat due to its size and specifications which are mentioned below

  • TECHNICAL DATA (WEAPON) 
  1. CALIBER – 5.56×30 mm
  2. WEAPON MASS – 2.95 kg
  3. OVERALL LENGTH – Butt extended- 700mm , Butt Retracted- 500mm
  4. BARREL LENGHT – 300mm
  5. RIFLING – Six Grooves, 1 Turn in 250mm
  6. RATE OF FIRE – 850-900 rpm
  7. MODE OF FIRE – Single Shot and Automatic
  8. SIGHTS – Iron , Reflex , PNS & BLS
  9. EFFECTIVE RANGE – 200 m
  10. FREE RECOIL ENERGY – 1.8 J

  • TECHNICAL DATA (AMMUNITION)
  1. CALIBER – 5.56×30 mm 
  2. CARTRIDGE LENGHT – 42mm 
  3. CATRIDGE WEIGHT – 9.0 g
  4. BULLET WEIGHT – 2.6 g
  5. BULLET LENGHT – 17 mm 
  6. MUZZLE VELOCITY – 650 m/s

  • TECHNICAL DATA (SILENCER)
  1. NUMBER OF BAFFLES – 16
  2. SOUNDE REDUCTION – 143 dB to 118 dB
  3. MASS – 700g 
  4. LENGHT – 275 mm
  5. OUTER DIAMETER – 30mm 
  • SALIENT FEATURES
  1. Unique caliber weapon system for COB operations
  2. Compat and light weight
  3. Highly accurate in single shot & burst mode
  4. Semi bull-pup configuration that facilitates single hand firing capabilitiy
  5. Low weapon recoil ensures stabilized weapon during rapid firing
  6. Retractable butt for compactness
  7. Three point sling enables quick weapons positioning in different firing postures
  8. Ambidextrous features like butt locking lever and fire selector enables left hand firing
  9. Reflex and Passive night sights mounted on picatiny rails

CURRENT STATUS

Reports suggest that the carbine is still in final trials and will soon get the final green signal from the Ministry Of Defence. Different reports suggest that the army is satisfied with the carbine and the carbine is expect to participate in the global tender to replace the Sterling Carbine

By – Kushal Sinha

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