India to procure over 29,000 ‘night sights’ for army

New Delhi, July 06 (KMS): The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a tender to procure 29,762 ‘night sights’ for the Indian Army’s 7.62×51 mm assault rifles.

The Indian Army has ordered the ‘Night sight’ an optical instrument that glows in low light so that the soldiers using the rifles can aim better.

The tender said: “The MoD intends to procure quantity 29,762 Night Sight for 7.62 x 51 mm assault rifles along with accessories for each assault rifle [lens cover, eye guard, cleaning kit, battery pack charger and quantity three sets of batteries (each set of batteries corresponds to number of batteries required to operate the night sight)].”

As per the tender, 50 per cent of the content in the night sight will have to be Indian.

The last date to submit the bid for this tender is September 27.

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