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Future Main Battle Tank Of Indian Army - News & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by BlueOval, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not bad. The FRCV is basically the new name for FICV. And this will give birth to a new MBT on the same chassis.
     
  2. Zer0reZ

    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    FICV is light weight while FRCV is medium weight so i think they are different. Also RFI highlighted later evolution to family of vehicles including Light tank. FMBT will also be based on FRCV.
     
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    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    by Rahul Bedi


    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 20 December to its global request for information (RFI) to develop and build 1,770 multipurpose Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs) for the Indian Army (IA) to replace the service’s ageing fleet of T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs).

    Issued on 8 November the RFI invites original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to provide details of the proposed 50-tonne tracked FRCV, which will not only be the base platform for the IA’s MBT, but also for a number of other armoured vehicles.

    The latter are expected to include self-propelled howitzers, bridge laying tanks, mine trawl (Roller) tanks, self-propelled air defence guns, mobile artillery observation posts, engineering reconnaissance vehicles, armoured ambulances, and armoured recovery vehicles.

    http://www.janes.com/article/75533/indian-army-issues-fresh-rfi-for-future-ready-combat-vehicle
     
  5. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    I am assuming FRCV is basically FICV and FMBT combined. But I think you're right.

    So two independent programs.
     
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  6. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Something like this seems to be our future as well. Would love to see what TATA comes up with.

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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/11/frcv-indias-mega-future-battle-tank-contest-opens.html
     
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  8. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The three-stage process is unprecedented in Indian Army contracting history.

    That's an understatement. It is unprecedented in any country's history. One company will design, one company will prototype, one company will produce.

    They forget that the company that prototypes can extend the R&D work indefinitely for the sake of money, a la F-35 style.
    @Hellfire
     
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  9. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    @SHIV AROOR Correction in your write up as posted


    "With the FRCV in the mix, the Army’s new armoured orbat settles as follows: the T-90/T-90S tanks remain the overwhelming mainstay followed by a much smaller fleet of modernised/modified T-72s. A handful of Arjun Mk.1/Mk.2 regiments — more more than four — will form the tail end. The FRCV’s ambitious expanse means the Arjun just got squeezed a whole lot more."

    The bulk is formed by the T-90s along with T-72s (upgraded) and Arjuns. T-72s are also equipping the integral Armoured Regiment of Infantry Divisions. The so called tail is made up of the T-55s and Vijayants still kept in mothballed/reserve category.
     
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    Welcome to IA. However, we will likely see more indigenous firms in this segment this time around.
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Then that would mean the company that prototypes will not deliberately take forever, LCA style. :lol:
     
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    No one else think it's weird that after kicking off the FICV that stipulated Indian led consortiums had to bid only, now a RFI is given for FRCV that is effectively just an off the shelf purchase?

    Talk about a step backwards.

    This is beyond demoralising, not only is IA sabotaging Arjun/DRDO, they are also trying to ensure there is no Indian designed product from the private sector allowed to take part. 100% they have tailored their requirements to an off the shelf import.

    So much for "Make in India" or this "super duper" Strategic partnership model and DPP-2016 that favoured "IDDM" (Indian designed and made).

    What a JOKE this all is but the media is rubbing their hands in glee, not asking obvious questions. For how long will this $hit be tolerated? From small arms to tanks these clowns want billions to flow into the hands of the foreign OEMs, anytime a Indian solution is created they move the goalposts.
     
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    Angel Eyes 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Don't underestimate the import lobby....They will resist made in india with tooth and nail...
     
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    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    FRCV will form base platform for GNMBT, no hope for Arjun mk3 FMBT now better buy mk2 in good numbers. If we're taking longer and better approach then thats good in my opinion, our defence industry is not fully matured yet it will take time.
     

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