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F-INSAS : Indias Future Infantry Soldier Project

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Manmohan Yadav, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    F-INSAS has been taken up to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. This program is similar to the future soldier programs of other nations. F-INSAS includes a fully networked all-terrain, all-weather personal-equipment platform, enhanced firepower and mobility for the digitalised battlefield of the future. The weight carried by soldiers will need to be reduced by at least 50%.

    The fully integrated Infantry of tomorrow will be equipped with mission-oriented equipment integrated with his buddy soldier team, the sub-unit, as also the overall C4I2 (Command, Control, Communications Computers, Information and Intelligence) system.

    In the first phase, to be completed by 2012,the infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon systems that will have multi-functions.The Indian Army intends to modernize its entire 465 infantry and paramilitary battalions by 2020 with this program.

    The intention is to equip the soldier to ensure a dramatic increase in their lethality, survivability and mobility while making the soldier "a self-contained fighting machine".

    Helmet and Visor :
    The helmet is an integrated assembly equipped with helmet mounted flash light, thermal sensors & night vision device, video cameras and chemical and biological sensors. The visor is intended to be integrated and to act as a heads-up display monitor equivalent to two 17-inch computer monitors.

    Clothing :
    The personal clothing of this soldier of the future would be lightweight with a bullet-proof jacket. The futuristic jacket would be waterproofed yet breathable. The new attire that will enable the troops carry the extra load and resist impact of chemical warfare.Uniform will also carry solar chargers for charging Palmtop and other electronic equipments attached it also contain external oxygen supply respirator providing protection against CS and CN gas and smoke. Flame retardant carbonized viscose undergarments. Fire proof knee and elbow pads. bullet-proof armoured waistcoat designed to stop a round and also absorb its kinetic energy. ceramic armour plates covering the front, back and groin. Armoured helmet able to stop a 9mm round at close range. The new uniform will have vests with sensors to monitor their health parameters and provide quick medical relief.

    Weapons :
    The weapons sub-system is built around a multi caliber individual weapon system with the fourth caliber attached to a grenade launcher. These include a 5.56 mm, a 7.62 mm and a new 6.8 mm under-development for the first time in India. The UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) will be capable of launching air bursting grenade. The sub-system includes a thermal weapon sight and laser range finder to provide the soldier with range and direction information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) location information, allows the soldier to call for indirect fire accurately. There are two types of next generation infantry rifle under development in cooperation with Israel.

    Accessories :
    The soldier will be equipped with a Palmtop GPS navigation device to be able to communicate with other soldiers and locate or generate Map to find location, and will be aware of the battlefield. The palmtop will inform the soldier where other friendlies are in relation to them. It will also enable them to transfer messages. Also carry all terrain equipment gears for various specific mission.

    Thermal imagers, sensors and night vision equipment, currently deployed in weapon systems such as artillery and main battle tanks, will be customized to make them portable for soldiers to carry in the battle ground Defense Advanced GPS Receiver.

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  2. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    indian soldiers are not so much teach savy or educated to use these gadgets in comparison to usa n allied n other troops .so how indian army able toi use effectively used these technologies effectively 2 a licences version of tavor rifle is being manuftactured by indian ordinance board ...........so that f insas rifle is totaly new rifle or a new version of tavour
     
  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Not really, Soldiers can be trained how to use them effectively
     
  4. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Brilliant effort...:2GUNS:

    Though I must say,that F-INSAS can't be provided to troops on a massive scale.Only elite units.Am I right?Are there plans for equipping the whole Army?
     
  5. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    yes F-INSAS is the project for whole Indian Army.......every soldier will be a part of the F-INSAS system.....1st phase of F-INSAS is to be complete as early as 2012....next phase may take longer and will not be before 2016
     
  6. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    YUP, its for the whole army,
    the project will be completed by 2020.
    and the expected cost is about 2-3 Billion US dollars

    So it isnt much for the army,
    Indian Army can do it on a massive scale and over 3 private sector companies will be involved
    Major Partner Being TATA
     
  7. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    the Israeli tar21 assault rifle will be the weapon of choice for the f-insas program ,
    with the insas Excalibur assault rifle serving the Indian paramilitary forces and being used for export.

    India and Israel have already designed an India specific variant of the tar21 known as
    the zittara and a sub machine carbine known as the smcem.

    the Indian army is also evaluating us ,German ,Russian and Belgian designs.

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  8. illuminati

    illuminati Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Ahh... I've just realised where Singapore stole it's SAR21 designs. It's a known fact that Country X (that's what they call Israel, everyone knows this) helped organize the Singaporean military - but I had no idea that the SAR21 (Singapore's rifle) is a complete rip-off of the TAR21... right down to the bloody name...

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    If you fire it without intermittent pauses, your magazine can melt (yes I have fired this and an M16)... I wonder how much of this is true of other similar models.
     
  9. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I guess it must be true for all models
     
  10. halloweene

    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Isnt SAR 21 derived from Steyr? btw afaik all modern bullpup designs are originated in either Steyr AUG or FAMAS (gas imprigement or lever dlayed blowback, depending). I might be wrong, feel free to comment!
     
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    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Not quiet sure,
    but i pretty much agree
     
  12. Pagan666!

    Pagan666! 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    FAMAS is France's standard assault rifle! Vive Le France!
     
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    Butters 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    FIVE reasons not to miss Soldier Modernisation India 2011:

    1. Get face time with key officials responsible for the FINSAS program in India and get the very latest on their requirements and future soldier projects
    2. Gain insight into the C4I technological requirements of the Indian Army and learn how your products and services can be adapted to fit with FINSAS requirements
    3. Hear more presentations on the Indian military’s Soldier Modernisation program than any other event, providing you with an unequalled opportunity to gauge the market opportunities for your company and learn about future developments in the FINSAS program.
    4. Present your technologies and services to this rapidly growing soldier market, this event has been designed as a two way exchange of information between military and industry
    5. Network with key decision makers in the Indian Army responsible for the procurement and supply of soldier systems for the Indian military

    Key topics will include:

    * C4I Capability Enhancements
    * Integrated Portable Power Solutions
    * Achieving Data Connectivity And Interoperability
    * Increased Soldier Sustainability
    * Improving Soldier Situational Awareness
    * Improving Night Vision And Sensor Capabilities
    * Advancements In Local Defence Industry Capabilities
    * Equipment And Operational Training
    * Lessons Learned From Iraq And Afghanistan

    Source
     
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  15. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Given the challenges faced by India, it is very Important that we modernize
    our forces and FAST.
     

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