Successful Trials of 5.56x30mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC)

Issue 6 - 2020

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) designed 5.56x30mm JVPC has successfully undergone the final phase of User trials on December 7, 2020. This was the last leg of trials in a series of User trials which have been carried out in extreme temperature conditions in summer and high altitudes in winter. JVPC is a Gas Operated Semi Bull-pup automatic weapon having more than 700 rpm rate of fire, effective range of more than 100m and weighs about 3.0 kg. The JVPC has been designed by Armament Research and Development Establishment of DRDO. The Weapon is manufactured at Small Arms Factory, Kanpur while the Ammunition is manufactured at ammunition Factory, Kirkee Pune.