Tiruchi ordnance factory develops new assault rifle

April 01-15, 2011

The Ordnance Factory of Tiruchi (OFT) has designed and developed an indigenous assault rifle matching the specifications of the AK-47. The rifle is being named Trichy Assault Rifle.

“When put into use by our armed forces and other security agencies, the rifle will be recognised as pride of India. It has been indigenously developed and has all the features of AK-47,” said A.K. Prabhakar, General Manager, OFT. Field trials have been done for the 7.62mm caliber rifle with a range of 400 metres.