IMI-IWI, meanwhile, has also entered into partnership with India's state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) [b]to locally build under licence the TAR-21's 9 mm version - called ZTAR - for use by India's Special Forces parachute regiments. The OFB-produced ZTAR is undergoing user trials.[/b]
Small mistake in the report.
OFB is advertising the Zittara as an Multi-purpose Carbine
.i.e. it can fire 3 types of ammo.
5.56x45 mm INSAS & NATO
More features of the Zittara.
â€¢ Weapon capable of being used in an assault rifle role with capability to fire 5.56X45 mm rounds
with an accuracy upto 300 m
â€¢ Weapon capable of being used in a carbine role with capability to fire 5.56X30 mm and 9X19 mm rounds
with an accuracy upto 200 m
â€¢ Bull pup configuration making the weapon only 59 cms long and 3 Kgs in weight
â€¢ Integrated aiming system â€“ Reflex sight + integral laser pointer.
â€¢ Day & Night continuous fighting capability â€“ No zeroing needed.
â€¢ Ideal for Close Quarter Battle (CQB) with all calibers owing to all the above features
â€¢ Advanced ergonomic design.
â€¢ Compact rifle with long barrel â€“ High accuracy.
â€¢ Rear center of gravity - Comfort in shooting and holding â€“ Improved hit probability.
â€¢ Appropriate for right or left-hand shooter
â€¢ Interchangeability of barrel and magazine for both calibers
â€¢ Advanced sighting system attached directly to barrel.
â€¢ Adjustment of optical system for continuous day & night fighting.