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India Likely To Sue Polish Firm For Not Honoring Armored Recovery Vehicle Contract

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Anish, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    India is likely to sue Poland’s Polski Holding Obronny, formerly known as Bumar, for allegedly not honoring a deal to supply full technology transfer contact for key systems of armored recovery vehicles ( ARV) to be produced by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) in India.

    Despite a contract for $275 million signed in January 2012 for supply of 204 ARVs for the Indian Army, “the Polish company has ... not given critical technology transfer for ARVs to be manufactured by BEML in India." Indian Ministry of Defence official was quoted as saying to Defense News Friday.

    The Polish company also refused to open performance bank guarantee of $100 million for technology transfer of critical systems for ARVs, and despite several reminders.

    “India is now actively pursuing to file a lawsuit again PHO for not honoring [its] commitment, and [the Indian] government will now recover liquidity damages,” the MoD source added.

    BEML bagged an order from the MoD in November 2011 to produce 204 ARVs with full technology transfer from PHO for the Indian Army’s Russian-made T-72 main battle tanks.

    Under the contract, 50 percent of the ARV was to be homemade by BEML, and PHO was to provide full critical technology transfer to crucial subsystems, according to a BEML executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We are now actively seeking other alternatives to complete this program”.

    Under the contract, each ARV would cost $1.4 million and be supplied within three years. The currently Army faces an acute shortages of ARVs, an Army official said.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19...rmored_Recovery_Vehicle_Contract#.WUUpH1KB3BJ
     
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  2. Zen0

    Zen0 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    As far as our market's in Europe have proven, Never trust arms deals with Poland & ukraine . Either its manufactured is crap quality or they backstab you .
     
  3. Fox

    Fox Supreme Overlord FULL MEMBER

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    Does India still need new ARVs? Try approaching Germany, they make a good model based on the Leopard 1 chassis. Around here we call them NM 217 bergepanser.

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    Snow up to your knee? Just another day in Norway.
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    It's a versatile chassis with engineering and bridge layer models too.

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  4. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

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    I think IA would want an ARV design based around the hull/chassis of a tank we already operate. The German Leos won't fit that picture.

    Only those designs based off T-series MBT hulls (and locally-made Arjun hulls) would be used.
     
  5. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Future ARV/MPV/APC contracts etc. will go to Indian companies like Tata and L&T.
     

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