RFI/RFP - Indian Army

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RFI/RFP - Indian Army

Postby rohitvats » 24 Nov 2013 00:38

The Indian Army is undergoing massive changes. There are equipment being phased out and inducted across the spectrum. And while the more glamorous ones like ATGM or Tanks or Guns have higher visibility, lot of stuff passes under the radar.

The purpose of this thread to CAPTURE THE RFI/RFP issued by Indian Army and ASSOCIATED NEWS ITEMS AND DEVELOPMENT.

THE THREAD IS NOT FOR DISCUSSION - The same can be done in appropriate threads in the forum.

Members are requested to kindly paste links and content as and when a development happens with respect to the RFI/RFP released by the Army.

This will help us to keep track of developments and see where they go.

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Re: RFI/RFP - Indian Army

Postby rohitvats » 24 Nov 2013 01:12

So, I spent some part of my Saturday trolling the Indian Army official website and here is a list of interesting RFI I came across.

Link to IA Official website Tender page:


1. RFI For Thermal Imaging Sights for Air Defense Self Propelled Systems


Capable of integrating with existing day sights of self propelled air defence equipment as under:-

(a) OSA-AK Weapon system.
(b) Strela 10 M weapon system.

2. Simfire for Tanks and ICVs


There is a proposal to acquire SIMFIRE for tank T-90/T-72 and BMP I/II in the near future. Tactical training in the Mechanised Forces is conducted with realistic depiction of battle field scenarios and resultant manoeuvres/ counter manoeuvres being carried out by participating units/ sub units. In such circumstances, though all efforts are made to paint realistic tactical situations, but the outcome is left to the judgment of umpires/ control organization set up for the conduct of the exercise/ training. This, leads to a lot of subjectivity in the entire process of imparting realistic training. Furthermore, to draw out correct tactical lessons it is imperative that the effectiveness of the own / opponents fire is seen by the crew operating on the A vehicles. Therefore, in order to obviate the above mentioned drawback in our present tactical training and enable a two sided live firing exercise, it is intended to induct Simfire equipment into service



The T-72 tanks of the Indian Army are fitted with the KMT-6 mine ploughs which provide individual mobility to tanks through minefields. The KMT-6 mine ploughs are not suitable for mounting on the T-90 tanks. There is thus a need for a suitable mine plough which can be mounted on the T-90 tank

4. Vehicle Based Mine Scattering System (VBMSS) on High Mobility Vehicle


5. Procurement of Electronic Fuzes for 105mm, 130mm and 155mm Calibre Guns


The Ministry of Defence(Army), Government of India, intends to procure approximate 20,00,000 to 25,00,000 quantities of electronic artillery fuzes for 105mm, 130mm and 155mm calibre guns.

Basic Details.

The proposal is to procure electronic fuzes for artillery for 105mm, 130mm and 155mm calibre guns alongwith fuze hand setters (fuze setting arrangements). The basic details are as follows :-

(a) The fuzes to be introduced must be electronic in which the initiation of the fuzes should take place through electronic chain and adaptable for in-service ammunition in Indian Army.

(b) The under mentioned set of three electronic fuzes when introduced in service would perform the functions stated against each :-

(i) Percussion Fuze. Obtain ground burst with HE shells with the following sub functions :-

(aa) Instantaneous action.

(ab) Delay action.

(ii) Time Fuze. Obtain airburst with all types of carrier shells (smoke illuminating and Cargo). Facilitate functioning of the fuze in percussion mode when air burst function fails.

(iii) Proximity Fuze (VT). Obtain air burst with HE shells at the desired height of burst for the equipment. Facilitate functioning of the fuze in percussion mode when air burst function fails.

6. RFI for Modular Bridge mounted on High Mobility Vehicle


Proposed Service Employment. There is a requirement of a modular bridge for bridging dry and wet gaps for passage of traffic with military load class 70.

2. Basic Parameters Required.

(a) One Set. One set should comprise of minimum 46 meters long bridge including integral end modules and launcher vehicle, with one spare launcher vehicle and two additional end modules, to enable launching of two independent bridges of different span combinations.

(b) Span. The proposed equipment will be employed for bridging wet and dry gaps of upto 46m for passage of upto load class 70 traffic.

7. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) :Modular Individual Load Carrying Equipment (MILE)


(SINGHA: You should read the whole RFI for details of the item)


1. The MILE will be a fully integrated, modular load bearing system consisting of the following :-

(a) Battle Load Carrier Vest with Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS).
(b) Main Pack with Internal Frame.
(c) Patrol Pack.
(d) Hydration System.
(e) Multi Utility Pouches.

2. Battle Load Carrier Vest. The Battle Load Carrier Vest should be so designed to evenly distribute weight across the torso of the soldier. It should not have any metal clips or hooks that can be awkward and dig into the skin of the soldier wearing it. The vest should be breathable to prevent any heat built up. In the basic configuration, the Battle Load Carrier Vest should have the following :-

(a) Three pouches should be stitched on to the front left portion of the vest for carriage of Rifle / Carbine Magazines. Each pouch
should cater for carriage of two such magazines. The pouches should have a flap with velcro attachment for opening and closing.

(b) Two Hand Grenade Pouches should be stitched on to the inner side of the right portion of the vest. These pouches should
have a flap with a velcro opening and closing mechanism.

(c) A hand Held Radio Pouch and a battery pouch should be stitched on the outer right portion of the vest with a flap having
velcro opening and closing mechanism :-
(i) The vest should have Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) to fix additional pouches on the back and vacant
(ii) There should be a triple layered Airflow Mesh on the inside of the vest to wick moisture from the body.
(iii) There should be a nylon mesh lining all along the inside of the vest. The nylon meshing at the back should be like a pocket to accommodate the Hydration System.
(iv) The vest should be front opening making it easy to wear and remove. The opening and closing mechanism would be
by means of a zipper. The zipper should have a locking mechanism.
(v) The vest should have a mechanism to be tightened or loosened from the sides. It should be made available in the
following sizes :-
Size Chest Size (in Inches)
(aa) Medium - 33 to 37.
(ab) Large - 37 to 43.

3. Main Pack. The Main Pack will comprise of the following :-
(a) Main Pack with an Internal Frame.
(i) The Main Pack should have an internal capacity of approximate 3500 cubic inches. The pack should have two compartments separated by a removable shelf.
(ii) The Main Pack should have an internal frame. It should be a V Frame suspension employing aircraft grade aluminium stays supported by a horizontal anti barrelling cross.
(iii) The Main Pack should be made of adequately strong water repellent fabric.
(iv) The Main Pack should be able to be converted into one large compartment by opening a slick fastener located on the
shelf between the two compartments.
(v) The exterior of the Main Pack should have Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) webbings to be used for
mounting modular pouches.
(vi) One large sleeve will be attached at the bottom (one lashing strap each side) capable of retaining heavy items such
as mortar tubes. Below each sleeve, there shall be a stretchable pocket in order to aid in the retention of the heavy
item being carried.
(vii) There should be four side compression straps on each side of the Main Pack to keep the contents stable or locking on a jacket / rain cap to the pack.
(viii) The dry weight of an empty Main Pack should not exceed 3 Kgs.
(ix) There should be an arrangement to attach or mount the Patrol Pack on to the main Pack.
(x) There should be an arrangement to house the Hydration System inside the Main Pack with provision to drink while on the move or static.

8. RFI for ELINT Intercept Receiver for Mountainous Terrain


1. Background. There are various RF emitters, apart from ones used for communication. Our Northern and Eastern Borders have mountainous terrain. There is need to monitor these mountainous regions for presence of emitters to obtain required ELINT. Hence a Mobile Ground based ELINT System for Mountainous terrain is envisaged to monitor non communication emitters in the range of 0.5 to 40 GHz.

2. General. These ELINT intercept receivers envisaged is required to be vehicle based which can easily be transported to mountainous terrain and can be rapidly deployed. The system in block should have an interface unit and antenna integrated with a high end spectrum analyser.

9. Procurement of 12 Bore Pump Action Shot Gun (PASG)


10. RFI on Air Conditioner with Auxillary Power Unit (APU) in Tank T-90 S/SK :mrgreen: :P :mrgreen:



Q.1. Is the environmental control system with APU is an integrated and compact

Q.2. Can the main assemblies of APU, heat exchangers and pump etc be placed in
the present location of SPTA/assembly box outside the turret with only the cooling
units and ducts inside the air compartment to direct cool air at entire crew stations viz
driver, gunner and commander and electronic systems/subsystem in the vicinity.

Q.3. Does the system change the silhouette of the tank in vertical and horizontal
plane or foul with existing features on the tank?

Q.4. Does the system operate from the mains, 220V AC 24V DC output and also
from APU output?

Q.5. Is the system protected from small arms fire and splinters?

Q.6. Is the system rugged enough to withstand the normal hazards of cross country
move in plains, semi desert and desert terrain?

Q.7. What is the min life of the system?

Q.8. Does the system comprise sealed units and is water resistant upto 1.5 meter
depth (when tank is carrying out medium fording operations)?

Q.9. What EMI/EMC standards does your systems is comply with?

Q.10. Does the fitment of the system jeopardize the combat effectiveness of the tank
in any may?

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Re: RFI/RFP - Indian Army

Postby srai » 21 Dec 2013 04:28

It would be nice to have one for each of services.

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Re: RFI/RFP - Indian Army

Postby SBajwa » 13 Dec 2014 00:34

No FRI/RFP since last one year!! What happened to these any updates?

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