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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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    Arjun has no future.
     
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  2. Zer0reZ

    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Atleast not after 2025 or so but DRDO should push more mk2 to the army to call it successful.
     
  3. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    No chance of that happening. IA will order 114 Mk2s, but it's dead.

    Arjun is dead and so is FMBT. DRDO has been reduced to a Technology Partner for tank programs, both FICV and FRCV.
     
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    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Arjun mk3 FMBT is dead but not GNMBT if you read my earlier posts you will see that. FRCV RFI mentioned it will form base platform for main battle tank second DRDO initiated GNMBT after getting impressed by T-14 thats why we're ditching arjun as its better to work on new design.
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Yep. The program has transitioned to the universal platform concept.
     
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    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Nah in my opinion FRCV & GNMBT bit different, like its timeframe FRCV 2025/27 while we won't see GNMBT before 2030. Also we can't develop this alone thats why we're buying Russian help with FRCV. We already have project for 1800 hp engine while earlier CVRDE proposed to build active suspension by 2030 or so, timeline fits well for GNMBT.
     
  7. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    There's no chance for two development programs.

    FRCV is your GNMBT.
     
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    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I don't see RFI stating FRCV as MBT, what it states: The Future Ready Combat Vehicle will be a tracked fighting vehicle of Medium Weight Class, will form the base platform for the Main Battle Tank. It should lend themselves to evolution of following vehicles: - (i) Light Tank – Obstacle Ridden Terrain. (ii) Bridge Layer Tank. (iii) Trawl Tank and Full Width Engineer Mine Ploughs. (iv) Armoured Recovery Vehicle. (v) Self Propelled Base Platform for other Arms / Combat Support Arms.
     
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    The failure of Arjun project reflects the weakness of Indian mechanical industry and electronic industry.

    Without the strong civil industrial base, it is very difficult to produce advanced military weapons.
     
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    _Anonymous_ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Thank you for the invalidation .We shall forward your views to the Indian Armed Forces DPSU's and obviously the GoI.We shall also ask them to prepare a blueprint on how to copy advanced weaponry with consultation provided by the Chinese .I'm sure you'd take up the latter with your own governmental agencies to do the needful .
    Thanks in advance .
     
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    However, the Indian government and military can not realize such points, therefore, the Indians keep making the same mistakes all the time.
     
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    _Anonymous_ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    In other words , we can't copy well too .That's an art over which you hold undisputed rights as well as expertise .We, the Indian members of IDN , herewith ,solemnly resolve , in view of your sombre conclusion that since we lack the skills your nation possesses , we do not make any such attempt to copy but source such requirements from you .We shall convey your valuable advice post haste to the authorities in charge of the defence of our nation .

    Btw - how's the development for the engine to power your stealth FA J- 20 coming along ? Out there on PDF , I've read it's already achieved Supercruise . Or are your efforts hampered given that the powerplant of the SU 35 lacks super cruise abilities ? Must be tough designing something original , isn't it ?
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    If FRCV will form the basis for a MBT, then what is GNMBT. There can be only 1 MBT.
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Nope. But the Russians are free to present the same design to us.

    They are the only country today with the design we want, so advantage Russia.
     
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