Armoured repair and recovery vehicle in final stage

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  1. Predator

    Predator Regular Member

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    Chennai, July 27 (PTI) City-based Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, which is developing a new Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, has reached the final stage of the 'complete specification' for the ARRV, a senior scientist said today.

    "The finalisation of complete specification for ARRV is under final stage. We are going in the right direction," the CVRDE scientist told PTI.

    The new ARRV, a variant of the Arjun Main Battle Tank, is being developed for the Indian Army at the DRDO lab here.

    CVRDE will develop two prototypes in the next three years. The hull, including the chassis automative system, will almost be the same as Arjun Mark II and slight modifications will be made to accommodate a crane and a winch since it will be a recovery vehicle, he said.

    The Army is expected to order 30 units if the Chennai-based DRDO lab satisfies its specifications in the first two units.

    The new ARRV will weigh around 65 tons and function as a recovery vehicle for the Army in tough terrain as well as in extreme climatic conditions.

    http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/wire-news/armoured-repairrecovery-vehiclefinal-stage_736216.html
     
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  3. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    this might look similar to this

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  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Another junk thrust our way!

    Maybe I am biased, given my experience with the 'wonderful' DRDO products!
     
  5. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    What role this vehicle will play and how ? please throw some light !
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    An armoured recovery vehicle (ARV) is a type of armoured fighting vehicle used to repair battle- or mine-damaged as well as broken-down armoured vehicles during combat, or to tow them out of the danger zone for more extensive repairs. To this end the term "Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle" (ARRV) is also used.

    ARVs are normally built on the chassis of a main battle tank (MBT), but some are also constructed on the basis of other armoured fighting vehicles, mostly armoured personnel carriers (APCs). ARVs are usually built on the basis of a vehicle in the same class as they are supposed to recover; a tank-based ARV is used to recover tanks, while an APC-based one recovers APCs, but does not have the power to tow a much heavier tank.

    Wiki
     
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  7. Scalieback

    Scalieback Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Pretty much as Ray quoted from Wiki. If a MBT breaks down on a two way range, the crew need to salvage the tank and the best way to do that is to get another tank to move it, keeping the repairers under the same protection and having the ability to change things like powerpacks.

    Britain uses this:
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  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    M88 Recovery Vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Got to ride in one of these when our M60A3 broke a drive axle.:-(
     
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  9. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    IA need Arjun ARV more than BEML scammed ARV ..

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    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    M88 ARV series are mighty beasts, this M88A1 can even raise an M109 SPH on it's bow crane. M88A2 is even more mean, two M88A2's can raise in to air M1 tank.
     

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