Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

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Postby alejandro_ » 07 Aug 2009 12:09

yet another deficiency.... Army wants new thermal imager based panoramic commander's night vision sight for T-90 tanks


This intepretation is completely wrong. Commander cannot complain about his thermal sight simply because T-90 nor Arjun has one available for him, as he will look through the gunner sight.

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Postby Philip » 07 Aug 2009 14:01

Israel's new "Trophy" anti-missile tank defense system successfully .

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- ... 838811.htm
Israeli army says Trophy tank defense system operational

JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli army has declared that following a series of successful tests, its Trophy tank defense system is now operational, local daily The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.

The system, developed by Rafael, a government firm specializing in weaponry and military technology development, can create a hemispherical protected zone around the armored vehicle, detecting and tracking a hostile missile and then launching a projectile to intercept the threat, according to the report.

A series of tests were carried out last week in an army base in southern Israel, and the results surpassed expectations regarding the system's capability, said the report. Defense officials said it succeeded in intercepting all of the coming anti-tank missiles.

Following the Second Lebanon War in 2006, during which Israeli tanks came under heavy anti-tank missile fire from Hezbollah militants, the Israeli army sped up development of the Trophy tank defense system.

According to the newspaper, the protector has already been installed on a number of tanks, and by the end of the year will be automatically pre-installed on new tanks coming off the production lines.


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Postby Omar » 09 Aug 2009 06:17

Hyundai K2 Black Panther

Seems like capabilities of Korean chaebols as defense contractors are really coming of age first with naval ships and now with armored vehicles.

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Postby pankajs » 14 Aug 2009 08:07

India Gets 1st Indigenous Unmanned Ground Vehicle
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4233492

The vehicle would be a precursor to the development of a future unmanned battle tank.

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Postby ramana » 21 Aug 2009 01:55

I was watching Tank Overhaul series on HD TV and found that the Centurion Tank weighed in at 52 tonnes. The Arjun weighs in at 58.5 tonnes which is in same class as the older tank. So did IA get rid of their heavy lorries/trucks that they complain about its weight? Or they got used to light weight tin cans from Russia?

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Postby nikhil_p » 21 Aug 2009 23:53

ramana wrote:I was watching Tank Overhaul series on HD TV and found that the Centurion Tank weighed in at 52 tonnes. The Arjun weighs in at 58.5 tonnes which is in same class as the older tank. So did IA get rid of their heavy lorries/trucks that they complain about its weight? Or they got used to light weight tin cans from Russia?


Babu's more interested in canned Natashas :wink:

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Postby rkhanna » 23 Aug 2009 00:19

The US is shipping 17 Strykers, its most modern fighting vehicles which lead many ground operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to India for the largest joint army exercise between the two countries. This will be the largest deployment of Strykers by the US outside Iraq and Afghanistan.


The Strykers will be shipped from Hawaii, the headquarters of the US Pacific Command, to Mumbai and then taken either by air or road to Babina near Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Babina is the headquarters of the Indian Armys 31 armoured division. The division is an element of the 21 Strike Corps and trained to lead ground operations in desert and semi-desert terrain on the India-Pakistan border. The 31 division has T-72 Russian-origin tanks and is currently being re-equipped with the later-generation T-90 tanks.


http://theasiandefence.blogspot.com/2009/08/coming-us-heavy-metal-iraq-warhorse-to.html

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Postby sanjaychoudhry » 23 Aug 2009 02:02

First batch of armoured ambulances rolled out
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article7118.ece

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Postby shanksinha » 23 Aug 2009 02:07

I was watching Tank Overhaul series on HD TV and found that the Centurion Tank weighed in at 52 tonnes. The Arjun weighs in at 58.5 tonnes which is in same class as the older tank. So did IA get rid of their heavy lorries/trucks that they complain about its weight? Or they got used to light weight tin cans from Russia?[


Centurion etc=British/Western=Proper Tank :D
T Series=Soviet/Russian=Tin Can Junk :(

Way to go.

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Sanjay M » 23 Aug 2009 19:54

Lockheed armored vehicle demonstration ends in crash:

http://news10now.com/content/all_news/s ... ookie=1013

Oh, sell it to India - I'm sure they'd buy it

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Postby Drevin » 24 Aug 2009 21:04

Looks like all the bhishma's in pic are meant for thar desert/rajasthan. desert camouflage. that pic is nice. so neatly arranged.

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby AmitR » 24 Aug 2009 21:11

Drevin wrote:Looks like all the bhishma's in pic are meant for thar desert/rajasthan. desert camouflage. that pic is nice. so neatly arranged.


Behold the Indigenous T-90 err Bhishma tanks.

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Drevin » 24 Aug 2009 21:15

Relax. chill madi. we all know injustice bein done to arjun mbt. All because the t90 can fire a anti-tank mijjile.

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Postby pralay » 24 Aug 2009 22:35



Please don't raise such questions!
This is VERY VERY MINOR THING, due harsh heat conditions in Rajasthan, HIGH-LEVEL ARMY persons may have tested the t-90 tanks in Air-conditioned Hangers. Please don't question t-90 capability. The HIGH-LEVEL will get the thar-desert air-conditioned if the new t-90 thermal imager won't work.

It's really stupid to raise questions about performance of imported equipment!

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Postby Nihat » 24 Aug 2009 22:37

phoren maal is not god sent , it can very well have defects.

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Postby Surya » 24 Aug 2009 22:38

sameer was being sarcastic

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Postby Vivek K » 24 Aug 2009 22:40

I agree with Sameer! Please stop criticising the tin can! Ooops I meant T-90!

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Postby tejas » 25 Aug 2009 08:31

I wonder how many screwdrivers gave up their lives in assembling these indigenous tanks.

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Postby tsarkar » 25 Aug 2009 13:53

No, these were indeed indigenously built. 310 CKD/SKD was the first lot ordered 2001 followed by 347 CKD/SKD ordered 2008.

A local manufacture agreement for 1000 additional tanks was also signed. IA ordered 330 tanks as a part of local manufacture. These 10 tanks are a part of the 330 order.

So total # of tanks = 310+347+1000=1657. Assuming they manufacture 100 pa, this force will be realized by 2019/2020.
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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Drevin » 25 Aug 2009 14:20

wat a contrast 1657 t90's and only 124 arjuns :eek:
sumthin not right folks.

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby krishnan » 25 Aug 2009 14:21

Drevin wrote:wat a contrast 1657 t90's and only 124 arjuns :eek:
sumthin not right folks.



Now dont even get that started. :P

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Drevin » 25 Aug 2009 14:30

Actually was just reaction ....
i am all 4 the bhishma and its complete local production .... esp if it comes with mijjile and the new active protection suite.

how many numbers are slated for north east sector ??

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby neeraj » 25 Aug 2009 15:35

The numbers should be 1657 + 400 = 2057

Additional 400 are ordered off the shelf

http://www.ptinews.com/news/245503_Firs ... er-to-Army

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Postby tsarkar » 25 Aug 2009 16:38

The 310+347+(330/1000) numbers were cross-checked at four levels at four different times -

1. When Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Defence Minister cleared it.
2. When Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by Prime Minister cleared it.
3. When actual orders were placed.
4. When the tanks were inducted.

This is the first reference i see to the 400 figure, and i didnt find any DAC or CCS clearance for its purchase.

Feb 2001 - 310 order signing between ministers reported http://www.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/2 ... 16053.html
Sep 2008 - 347 order signing between ministers reported http://indianembassy.ru/indiachronicle/sep08/

It was during the September 2008 meeting that russian non compliance in not transferring technology was resolved and the 1000 manufacture started. The 330 was ordered 2006-7 but manufacture could start only post September 2008

I believe the 400 number is a mis-representation of the 347 order 11 months ago.

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby pralay » 25 Aug 2009 16:55

Will the inducted Arjun tanks participate in Indo-US war exercise ?

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Postby nikhil_p » 25 Aug 2009 21:28

sameer_shelavale wrote:Will the inducted Arjun tanks participate in Indo-US war exercise ?


Most probably not...in case the Arjun kicks the US armours ass then the IA will have to go for more tanks.. :rotfl:

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Raj Malhotra » 25 Aug 2009 21:49

Any info on what is "indigenous" in these "indigenous" tanks???

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Postby nikhil_p » 25 Aug 2009 21:57

Raj Malhotra wrote:Any info on what is "indigenous" in these "indigenous" tanks???


The bits from the screwdriver saar...

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby krishnan » 26 Aug 2009 11:24

Raj Malhotra wrote:Any info on what is "indigenous" in these "indigenous" tanks???


The people :)

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby A Sharma » 27 Aug 2009 06:01

Raj Malhotra wrote:Any info on what is "indigenous" in these "indigenous" tanks???


Midhani News from 2005
gun barrels for T-90 Tanks

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby putnanja » 01 Sep 2009 14:38

Army tanks battle night-blindness

A majority of Army tanks continue to grope in the dark, stricken as they are with an acute case of night blindness, in yet another
example of the Indian defence establishment’s sheer inability to take timely decisions in tune with strategic concerns.

...
Army’s long-standing objective to equip its mechanized forces, including the over 1,600 T-72 tanks which form the backbone of the country’s armoured might, with advanced night-fighting capabilities is still a long distance away from fruition, say sources. For instance, Army’s case for acquiring 700 TISAS (thermal imaging stand alone systems) and 418 TIFACS (thermal fire control systems) for its T-72 fleet at a cost of around Rs 1,150 crore is still hanging fire at the commercial negotiations stage.

...
The defence ministry, on its part, says the contracts for TISAS and TIFCS for the T-72 fleet are ‘‘likely to concluded’’ within the 2009-2010 fiscal. One of the main reasons for the long delay has been the failure of defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd to resolve technology transfer issues with the foreign supplier.

The Army did get 300 Israeli TISAS for its T-72 tanks in 2001, which were followed by 3,860 image intensifier-based night-vision devices. But the experience with them has been uneven, with even the integration of some of these thermal equipment with fire control systems running into problems.
...

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Even the 310 T-90S main-battle tanks (MBTs) imported from Russia, for over Rs 3,625 crore under a February 2001 contract, have faced problems with their French Catherine TI cameras.

Not being ‘‘adequately tropicalised’’, the Catherine TI cameras have often malfunctioned in the extreme heat of the Rajasthan deserts at temperatures of 55-60 degree Celsius. Incidentally, Army’s requirement for 1,781 MBTs to replace the older T-55 and T-72 tanks is going to be met through the progressive induction of 1,657 T-90S tanks and 124 of the indigenous Arjuns.
...

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Singha » 01 Sep 2009 14:51

my prediction: we are preparing to fight wars in the desert always testing upto 55C.

the chinese will sneak around and knife us @ 2C.

:((

armour brigades need to be pulled from their burrows in the desert
and carried up lock stock and barrel to ladakh, sikkim and even
arunachal if feasible.

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Postby pralay » 01 Sep 2009 15:26


Don't worry the "high level" has already thought about this. They are going to ask pakis n chinese to fight only during daylights like in Mahabharat. So clam down, situation is under control. :rotfl:

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby Vivek K » 01 Sep 2009 21:26

Singha wrote:my prediction: we are preparing to fight wars in the desert always testing upto 55C.

the chinese will sneak around and knife us @ 2C.


:rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby aditp » 01 Sep 2009 22:44

Come October, Mahabharat starts.

Arjun goes for Bhishma.

Wonder who will be Shikhandi this time around?

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby nikhil_p » 01 Sep 2009 23:44

Do we have plans for any wheeled APC class of vehicles ala the BRDM series...
I think they do make a lot of sense esp in Urban combat compared to tracked vehicles...
Isnt it time that a GQSR was made for a Tracked/Wheeled APC and Arjun Mk2...

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Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Postby BijuShet » 01 Sep 2009 23:48

aditp wrote:Come October, Mahabharat starts.

Arjun goes for Bhishma.

Wonder who will be Shikhandi this time around?

That would have to be Def. Min A. K. Anthony. Only he can make sure that this Arjun too prevails over Bhishma.


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