The salient features of Rifle are:
Mass : <4 Kg
Firing Mode : Single shot & Automatic
Magazine Capacity : 20 rounds
Range : 450m max.
Butt : Foldable.
Provision to mount international optical sights, Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), Fore Grip etc. Following are the list of trials conducted on 5.56 mm Assault:
• Night firing carried out;
• Reliability Test, Dispersion Test & Accuracy Test have been carried out;
• User Assisted evaluation of 5.56mm Assault rifle 5.56mm Mk 1C for zeroing, accuracy & reliability.
The Rifle 5.56mm Mk 1C is superior to INSAS in terms of weight, reliability, compactness, and aesthetics and has a provision for mounting of accessories like Reflex sights / optical sights, etc. OFB can manufacture such rifles at the rate of 1,00,000 nos. per annum.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rahul Shewale and others in Lok Sabha today.