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Army’s VSHORAD re-confirmatory trials this month in Pokran

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by layman, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Officials from SAAB, MBDA and Rosoboronexport will all be back in India later this month with their Mistral, RBS 70NG and Igla-S to conduct confirmatory trials in Pokhran for the Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) tender to replace legacy Russian air defence systems in service.

    Under VSHORAD tender, Indian Army and Indian Navy plans to procure 5,175 missiles and 1,276 single and multi-launchers worth over $5.2-billion with the transfer of technology to Indian Defence sector partner for local manufacturing in India.

    Previous VSHORAD trials In India has seen performance issues with all three contenders, with Russian Igla-S scoring poorly in all previous trial around, among contenders. RBS 70NG required redesigned stand to meet Indian Army requirements and Mistral has other non-compliance issues.

    In short VSHORAD tender under trials for last 5 years is still not able to meet all the requirements requested by Indian Army and chances of Cancellation of VSHORAD and then re-tendering is only fear which is keeping Indian Army going on for further trials.

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  2. Immanuel

    Immanuel 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Actually Mistral and RBS-70 are heavy and can't be used effectively by stealthy AA troopers who need to shoot and scoot. Ideally we should work with US to develop a new version of Stinger. Such systems need to be man portable.
     
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    The Lockean 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    One phase of testing has already been completed last month. I am not sure what is this about.
     
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    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Russians refused to participate. Last chance for them.
     
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  5. The Lockean

    The Lockean 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Been conducted by a Light Ad regiment of Southern Command.
     

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