Rahul is absolutely right. Let me explain.
The only thing missing are those guns and MANPADs. Because AHQ cancelled the program for those L70 replacements. Report on BR someplace, two times SQR change, then dropped. But we make BMP gun, Russian CIWS gun also ( I think, need to check).
But with Bharat Forge, BEL, L&T etc, we can still make them.
The radar is not a problem. Because its merely a 2D surveillance unit not a complex surveillance, tracking and fire control one like Atulya. For Atulya we took an indigenized err inspired Flycatcher equivalent and paired it with a new XBand AESA.
Skycature takes the EL/M-2106 used for SpyDer SR and pairs it with the Elta XBand AESA developed for Shilka upgrade assembled by BEL and which it's now hard selling as a separate unit as well. In our case we have a good 2D light weight surveillance radar sitting pretty,its the Bharani LLLWR, ir if you want to spend more money and upgrade to a 3D unit, use the S band Aslesha which is even better.
The system uses EO sensors to cue and control the guns. In our case, Atulya, QRSAM, Arjun all have this:
Again LRFs are easily available, BEL makes a bunch of them.
FCS software? Atulya has that preintegrated.
Net, we could have done this easy, provided we didnt cancel the L70 gun programs. Or if we use Russian guns, even better. We still can if we use the SoKo program as interim fit, like the SkyCapture/Atulya. Use the MANPADS if Russians sell them or say Mistral.
Rahul M wrote:I get really depressed by news of this kind, tech wise, these are low hanging fruits that are well within our capabilities.
On the contrary, I don't think it is a low hanging fruit. The system is more than twin 30mm guns mounted on a tracked chassis. Key is the small radar which does both - surveillance and tracking.
Closest that we have to this radar is the ATULYA FCR being developed by DRDO - which will replace the Fledermaus and Flycatcher radars used with L-70 guns. We recently went for 66 Israeli AD-FCR as an interim purchase to most probably replace older Fledermaus systems. Balance will be replaced by own product.
But IMO, Atulya will also need to be further evolved into something which is compact enough to fit into a chassis like this system.