ASMI- India’s First Indigenous Machine Pistol

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with the Indian Army has developed India’s first indigenous machine pistol ASMI. The pistol was recently displayed at the Indian Army’s innovation display event.

Key Points

  • The indigenously developed machine pistol will be replacing the 9mm pistols that are being used by the defence forces.
  • The firing range of the machine pistol is 100 m and it is in the class of Israel’s Uzi series guns.
  • The pistol has fired more than 300 rounds in the past 4 months of its development.
  • The pistols will now soon be handed over to the Indian Army.

Retractable Landing Gear Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Indigenously built ‘Retractable landing gear systems for unmanned aerial vehicles” were also handed over to the Indian Navy. This gear system has been built by a DRDO unit, the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment in suburban Avadi.
  • The CVRDE has designed and built a 1-tonne landing gear system for the SWiFT UAV and the 3-tonne Retractable Landing Gear Systems for TAPAS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle under the government’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ programme.


DRDO is the defense and research agency of India. It was established in the year 1958 and is headquartered in New Delhi.

Recently, DRDO has signed an agreement with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation to install DRDO biodigester units in the metro rail facilities.

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