- Aug 27, 2020
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Looks like you're right. Some media outlet misreported it and I remember it being discussed on some forumAny 7.62x51 platform will have considerably higher recoil than IA's existing 5.56 INSAS staple. But among 7.62x51/.308 platforms, an AR-10 platform like the SIG 716 will actually have significantly milder recoil impulse compared to types like SLR - thanks to the buffer mechanism.
Obviously, IA will have to adapt their INSAS-tailored training doctrines taking the new weapon platform into account. But this will take time.
Three tranches? Wasn't it just two? And far as I know, while there was talk of approval (some reports may have misinterpreted as ordered) for additional 72k, and of the deal being fast-tracked but did we actually place that order? I don't recall seeing any report that said we put pen to paper.