Ugram : Indigenous Assault Rifle
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has launched an indigenous assault rifle named ‘Ugram’, intended to meet the operational requirements of armed forces, paramilitary, and state police entities.
- It has been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a unit of DRDO and Hyderabad-based private firm Dvipa Armour India Private Limited.
- The Ugram is intended to replace the aging INSAS rifle currently used by the Indian Armed Forces.
- It has been developed as per the General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQR) of the army into consideration.
- GQSR is one of the initial processes in capital procurement.
- It outlines why the equipment is required, its physical and operational details, as well as the maintainability and quality requirements.