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Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) - News and Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Agent_47, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. kakathiya

    kakathiya FULL MEMBER

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    This FICV is going no where, its ridiculous that such a large mechanised army dosent have armoured personnel carriers, still using vintage BMP2 , there r all symptoms no Indian made FICV will be inducted be it TATA or Mahindra, they will buy phoren maal, lol
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    What are you talking about? FICV's rules are that ONLY Indian designed and made vehicles will be allowed to take part, no foreign OEM can offer a their product.
     
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  3. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    a lot of newbies coming up with this kind of stuff.. be on the lookout.
     
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  4. kakathiya

    kakathiya FULL MEMBER

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    Hope what u say fructifies, our army is such that it keeps on changing specifications everyday & wants phorin maal to get commission, even if its a bit inferior to German tech I would prefer indian as its easy to get it repaired.
     
  5. kakathiya

    kakathiya FULL MEMBER

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    Our army says it dosent like our Arjun MBT as its been forced on the army to accept it, they give stupid reasons that the tank is heavy, they prefer monkey quality stripped down Russian tanks, whose engines fail & r low powered, they don't have night vision, bad suspension, but our army never misses an opportunity to criticize Arjun MBT, funny is that those generals who saw Arjun MBT want all the qualities of Arjun in T90, what does this show?, hope they don't do this with FICV & say in the last moment that they prefer foreign maal .
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Thats what I had stated on MBT Arjun Thread. T-90M was upgraded to T-90MS based on Arjun's performance. You very rightly pointed out about the mind set of our Generals.
     
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  7. kakathiya

    kakathiya FULL MEMBER

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    absolutely, T90 which we have is not the same T90 Russia has, its a watered down model, like Chinese made electronics, our generals like it because they have contacts in Russia, they argue that Arjun is heavy & can't be deployed, so funny, is india a city state like singapore where there is no place for these tanks, I hope our army generals learn from our Navy, isn't it funny sending the engines of T90 all the way to Russia to get them overhauled, arjuns r better than any tank v have, v need them in numbers.
     
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  8. NKVD

    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Do you guys have Any status On Combat Improved Ajeya

    After seeing T-72 BM3 performance I hoping T-72 can operate another 15-20 years
     
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  9. snehil aditya

    snehil aditya IDF NewBie

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    I have a question,is the quoted number of 2500+ apc's enough for our 1.2 million strong army???

    I feel this number should be higher.
     
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  10. kakathiya

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    Maybe Rest will be transported by open trucks, only the main striking corps will be using these APC's, I wish I will stop seeing indian infantrymen walking alongside tanks like cannon fodder, no men should be left open for gunfire, only then its truly modern mechanised army, maybe IA wants to save more diesel than men.
     
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    ashkum2278 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Indian Army - Iron Beasts - Armored Battalion

    NICE Promo- Must watch

     
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    Ashok Leyland’s deal with Rosoboronexport strengthens bid for Rs 60K cr army project

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with Russia’s Rosoboronexport last week has opened the door wider for commercial vehicle specialist Ashok Leyland to make an aggressive bid for the Army’s Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project.

    The Rs 60,000-crore project, which has been stuck since the past several years, is one of the first mega defence projects where private parties were invited to make a bid. A total of 2,600 of such combat vehicles are to be supplied to the Indian army over a period of a several years.

    Speaking to Moneycontrol, Vinod Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said, “We are quiet but we are there. We are doing the mobility part of it because that’s what we specialise in while our partner from Rosoboronexport will handle the combat vehicle platform part of it”.

    Results of the bid were expected to be out by December last year which subsequently got pushed to March end. With three changes in the Defence Ministry in the span of five months (in less than half a year, India has had three Defence Ministers – Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley and Nirmala Sitaraman) the project was put on the back burner.

    The list of private companies who have thrown their hat in the ring include Larsen & Toubro, Tata Motors-Bharat Forge, Tata Power, Mahindra & Mahindra, Pipavav Defence and Punj Llyod. State-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) could likely be automatically selected.

    Top two companies are to be shortlisted to build one prototype of the FICV each. About 80 percent of the manufacturing cost of these prototypes are to be funded by the government. Subsequently, these prototypes which will be built at a cost of Rs 3,000-4,000 crore are to be tested and evaluated by the Army in different conditions.

    However, the contract is to be split, with the winner getting a majority 60 percent of the supply contract while the runner-up takes the rest. The FICV will replace the existing BMP-2 Sarath, which was built by OFB under licence from Russia. There are approximately 900 BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles in operation with the Army.

    Recent media reports stated that there has not been much of a headway in the FICV project as some of the contenders are non-compliant on commercial and technical capability.

    Though there has been a substantial delay in finalising the top two bidders for the project manufacturers are optimistic about the appointment of Nirmala Sitaraman as the new Defence Minister.

    “She has done a fantastic job as the Commerce Minister. She is very approachable. We went to her with a specific problem with regards to exports and she resolved it very quickly. I hope the defence procurement goes up substantially considering the pace at which she works. She is very sharp and she will pick up very fast. Our experience with her was very positive,” added Dasari.

    http://www.defencenews.in/article/A...ngthens-bid-for-Rs-60K-cr-army-project-313745
     
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