DAC Issues AoN to Acquire 5000 9x19mm Machine Pistols

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for the procurement of 5,000 nos. of 9x19mm Machine Pistol under ‘Buy (Indian)’ category through Fast Track Procurement route. The broad specifications for the procurement include of:

•            Calibre: 9 x 19mm.

•            Ammunition: In Service 9 x 19mm ammunition to be used. Compatibility to be established by DGQA.

•            Effective Range: Not less than 100 metres.

•            Mechanism / Mode of Firing: Single shot and automatic.

•            Accuracy:

a)           Single Shot Mode: When the weapon is fired from a fixed mount at 50m range, eight hits out of 10 rounds fired should be in a group size of 15 cm x 15 cm.

b)           Automatic Mode: When a full magazine is fired in short bursts of two to three rounds from the weapon fitted on fixed mount at range of 50m, not less than 18 hits out of 30 rounds fired should be within a group size of 30cm x 30cm.