Zittara Multi-Purpose Carbine and Assault Rifle,Ofb,Indian Army
Zittara Multi-Purpose carbine is the modified version of IMI Tavor Tar 21 Israel Military industries Assault Rifle.It is basically a 9mm MTAR-21 version of Tavor.
The Weapon capable of being used in an assault rifle role with capability to fire 5.56X45 mm rounds with an accuracy upto 300 m and it also capable of being used in a carbine role with capability to fire 5.56X30 mm and 9X19 mm rounds with an accuracy upto 200 m.
Induction in Indian Army
In late 2002, India signed an INR 880 million (about USD 17.7 million) deal with Israel Military Industries for 3,070 manufactured Tavor assault rifles to be issued to India’s special forces personnel, where its ergonomics, reliability in heat and sand might give them an edge at close-quarters and employment from inside vehicles.
By 2005, IMI had supplied 350–400 Tavors to India’s northern Special Frontier Force (SFF). These were subsequently declared to be “operationally unsatisfactory”. The required changes have since been made, and tests in Israel during 2006 went well, clearing the contracted consignment for delivery.
The Tavor has now entered operational service – even as India gears up for a larger competition that could feature a 9 mm MTAR-21 version. Known as the Zittara, the rifle is manufactured in India by the Ordnance Factories Board for Indian service.
Orders and deliveries
A consignment of over 500 TAR-21 Tavor assault rifles and another 30 Galil sniper rifles worth over INR 150 million (USD 3.3 million) and INR 20 million respectively was delivered to the MARCOS (Marine Commandos) in December 2010.
India’s paramilitary and counter-insurgency Central Reserve Police Force CRPF ordered 12000 Micro Tavor (X-95) rifles (designation X-95), with the rifles entering service in early 2011. Following the use of the weapon by Indian forces fighting the insurgency in Kashmir, CRPF commanders have stated that the X-95 is a more effective assault rifle than the AKM, due to its small size, power, longer range and lighter weight.
In 2016, IWI announced that it was establishing a 49:51 joint venture with Punj Lloyd in India, in order manufacture rifle components in India.
The Zittara has Bull pup configuration making the weapon only 59 cms long and 3kgs in weight.It is based on Itegrated aimimg system and equipped with Reflex sight + integral laser pointer.
The weapon has the outstanding day and night continuous fighting capability with No Zeroing needed that makes its quite dangerous weapon.It has advanced ergonomic design and ideal for Close quarter battle (CQB) with all calibers.
The weapon has high accuracy and appropriate for right or left-hand shooter.The weapon built in such a way that it can increase the comfort level in shooting and holding.It has improved hit probability than its base version.
There is interchangeability of barrel and magazine for both calibers and there is also a attachment of Advanced sighting system directly to barrel.
|5.56×45 mm INSAS & NATO||5.56×30 mm||9×19 mm|
|3 kg||3 kg||3 kg|
|Method of operation||Closed Bolt Position||Closed Bolt Position||Blow Back|
|Total Length||59 cm||59 cm||59 cm|
|Barrel length||33 cm||33 cm||33 cm|
|Muzzle Velocity||890 m/sec||650 m/sec||410 m/sec|
|Rate of Fire||750 – 950 rds/min||900 rds/min||650 rds/min|
|Magazine||30 rds||30 rds||30 rds|
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