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India Army to Buy Additional Gun Missile Systems

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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The Indian Army has decided to invite overseas majors for the procurement of Medium Range Loitering Missiles (MRLM) as well as Self Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile Systems (SP-ADGM). The current plans of acquisition from the Indian Army are due to the lack of indigenous development in this region. The SP-ADGM will replace the Russian-made Tunguska Air Defence missile systems. India will procure the guns on a Technology Transfer basis to the nominated agency in India.

    The Indian Defence Ministry has sent a Request for Information (RFI) to Israeli Aircraft Industries, MBDA of France, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon of United States. After the entries, the Indian Army will then decide the Qualitative requirements and then float Request for Proposal (RFP).

    According to sources, India need 104 systems of new gun missiles AD systems formed in five regiments along with 4928 missiles and 172,260 of ammunition on a Transfer of Technology basis. The Indian Army is initially procuring five regiments of the self propelled air defence missile systems from the overseas market and the order may later be increased.

    As for the MRLMs, the RFI has requested details of the product’s cruising speed, maximum range at which it can engage a target, its loitering time, data link’s range, capabilities to hit and accuracy, attack from the top, abort an attack after locking on to target and re-designating a target during a mission.

    The Indian Army wants to arm its infantry soldiers with the loitering missiles which can strike the target after hovering for 35 to 45 minutes over the target like an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).The loitering missile will also be mounted with anti tank warheads.

    As for the self-propelled ADGM, the Indian Army has stated requirements of day and night camera payload, launcher, ground control station, data link system and an in-built simulator as requirements for the missile system. The self-propelled ADGM has sought information on the radar cross section as well. The other capabilities must include the gun’s ability, in terms of its calibre, to engage aerial targets flying at speeds up to 350 miles per second, with an effective range of 2500 or greater than 2500 meters. The gun must have an effective altitude of no less than 1500 meters. The range of the missile should not be less than 5 kilometres with a target speed of 500 metres per second.

    The guns should also have Night Vision Devices for crew commander and driver and controlled temperature environment in the crew compartment and the driver’s cabin. The Indian Army wants the guns to have the ability to move at a distance of 50 kilometres cross country in a day with on board fuel tank and in addition be able to operate for eight hours in a day without refuelling..
     
  2. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    We need speed up our own defence products . Billions of dollars wasting.
     
  3. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    its pity to say that a nation which is trying to develop an electron beam weapon lacks the capacity to produce air defense guns itself
     
  4. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    i dont think they lack the capacity, but if the task is given to them..it will just be added to the list of delayed weapons. But again these are some basic weapons which should be made in india itself instead of wasting such huge amounts in imports.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    look at the chinese they r almost producing everything by them now,even though they r no match for the western one,whatever we call them reverse eng,copy paste but they r doing it by themselves,in china also the govt companies r engaged in defense production but without delays
     
  6. Devianz

    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Maybe we should let the private sector make small arms. How many projects can DRDO take on...
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    the problem is that govt is even not keen on that
     
  8. Justin Joseph

    Justin Joseph 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Govt. don't allow private companies to mane automatic guns. But thinks are changing. Home minister p chidambaram has given green signal to the private firms to manufacture state of the art and automatic arms at the condition that they will sell it to the army/para military/police in India or export outside India.
     
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