Karachi—Prime Minister 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 Center Karachi. Khawaja Asif Federal Minister for Defense & Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defense Production were also accompanying with the Prime Minister during the visit of POF Stall.
The main features of HMG PK-16 Gun is the considerable reduction in its weight and mount combined which is 31kg as compared to 92kg 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 armored 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.