Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated “Heavy Machine Gun PK-16″while Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif NI(M) launched newly developed “The Light Sniper Rifle” produced by POF Wah at POF Stall on 1st day of IDEAS-2016 at Expo Centre Karachi. Mr. Khawaja Asif Federal Minister for Defence & Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defence Production were also accompanying with the Prime Minister during the visit of POF Stall.
The main features of HMG PK-16 Gun are the considerable reduction in its weight and mount combined which is 31 Kg as compared to 92 Kg of the existing weapon of the same category. The compact structure will now allow just two infantry soldiers to carry the weapon thus providing maximum flexibility and agility in deployment. It can also be installed on any armoured vehicle with an effective range of 1500-1600 meter. Armed forces felt the need for a much lighter, more compact and reliable HMG rifle to support its operations. POF R&D accepted the challenge and meticulous efforts have resulted indigenously crafted HMG PK-16 a gas operated, air cooled and belt fed automatic weapon for infantry.
The Light Sniper Rifle 7.62 x 51 mm caliber rifle, weighing 5.68kg has been developed by POF on the world’s best known, accurate and reliable surgeon scalpel actions. POF deployed its resources to produce the light sniper rifle in order to meet the growing demand for precision sniper rifle. POF made barrel of Moly Chrome Vanadium Steel has been used with side folding stocks which are adjustable for comb height and length of pull. A Quad rail with key holes has also been incorporated in this rifle. It has a twist rate of 1:12 and the trigger pull has also been made adjustable from 0.5-2.5 Kg, operating with bolt action two forward locking lugs, magazine capacity of 5-10 rounds and a muzzle velocity of 800-820 meters/second. Army Chief was told that POF Light Sniper Rifle’s effectiveness has been rigorously tested, and it showed positive results.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif & Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif expressed their satisfaction over the quality standard of POF products and lauded the achievements of POF R&D department by producing a light weight gun HMG PK-16 & Sniper Rifle for infantry indigenously.
Earlier Prime Minister & Chief of Army Staff were warmly received by Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M) Chairman POF Board at POF stall and briefed them about the capabilities and new developments of POF.
POF is showcasing its full range of products alongwith three new products in IDEAS-2016. POF stall attracted a large number of foreign delegates throughout the day on the first day of exhibition. A large number of Foreign delegates visited POF stall including Defence Minister of Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates & other friendly countries.