The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on Wednesday, displayed India’s first indigenous machine pistol ASMI at the Indian Army's innovation display event.
The ‘Make in India’ gun, developed by DRDO along with the help of Indian Army is set to replace the 9mm pistols in the defence forces.
“The machine pistol can fire at a range of 100 metres and is in the class of the Uzi series guns of Israel. The prototype has fired over 300 rounds in the last four months of its development,” DRDO was quoted as saying by ANI.
Speaking on the occasion, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy said it was an important achievement and extended his congratulations to the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE).
Later, Reddy reviewed the various projects of CVRDE and appreciated the efforts the establishment for the progress achieved.
Earlier in December, the DRDO-designed sub-machine gun had successfully undergone defence ministry's user trails. The 5.56x30 mm sub-machinegun designed by the DRDO has already successfully undergone the defence ministry's user trials and is all set to be inducted into the services. DGQA Directorate General of Quality Assurance.