I know we don't have one right now. If we get Ione in the future. I hope our sniper program focuses on getting more different calibers and tactics..doesn't have a dedicated sniper program or school similar to other major militaries. The best of marksmen are given snipers and trained in basic sniping. That's something we need to look into prior to figuring out the procurement rifles/calibers
Would be interesting if the Russians come with lobaev though I doubt they will field them for the tender. The lobaev sniper rifle might be the best rifle in the market even better than the sako.SSSD's rifles have been designed by LMT's consultants, so I'd expect they'd stand a decent chance in IA's trials. Also, why'd they require large scale production capabilities when IA's requirement is <10k rifles.
For instance, Victrix's rep in the above video says the company only produces 5k rifles per year and anything beyond that compromises quality. This is the same among other major sniper companies