current status of different project by Indian arms industries

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    Current Projects :`
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    Arjun MBT Mk II- Production
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    FMBT - Planning
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    F-INSAS -Designing
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    Tejas Mk 2 - Testing
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    Advanced Medium Combat
    Aircraft (AMCA) - Designing
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    Sukhoi/HAL FGFA - Designing
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    GTX-35VS Kaveri - Testing
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    HJT-36 Sitara - Production
    .
    Saras - Production
    Indian Regional Jet (IRJ) -
    Designing
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    DRDO Rustom - Production
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    DRDO AURA - Planning
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    Slybird UAV - Production
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    UAC/HAL Il-214 - Designing
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    Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) -
    Production
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    Light Observation Helicopter
    (LOH) - Production
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    Medium Lift Helicopter -
    Planning
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    Agni-V ICBM - Production
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    K-X series - Testing
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    GSLV-III - Pre-production
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    AVATAR - Testing
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    BrahMos II - Designing
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    Maitri - Designing
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    Barak 8 - Production
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    Nirbhay - Production
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    Naval Rotary UAV - Production
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    HSTDV - Testing
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    HTT-40 trainer - Designing
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    Project 15B - Production
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    Project 17A - Production
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    Project 28 ASW - Production
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    21c -> Defence Research and Development Organisation
     
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    Arjun Mk. II MBT
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    Arjun Mk.2
    DRDO rather than starting all
    over again the Arjun Mk.2 will
    have the same design of Arjun
    Mk.1, but major changes are
    planned for the new generation
    variant of Arjun Tank to keep up
    with the new technological
    changes which are been
    incorporated in the MBT’s world
    over.
    Arjun Mk.2 will have Battle Field
    Management System (BFMS)
    which will enable the tank to get
    feed from UAV‘s and
    Helicopters, which then enable
    the Arjun Mk.2 tank crew much
    aware of their surroundings and
    better understanding of the
    battle zone, this will lead to
    improvement in coordinating
    with other Friendly tanks in the
    zone and also avoid Friendly
    kills, it will also give information
    regarding enemy tank movement
    along with their troops and help
    navigate terrain in the battle
    zone.
    Self-diagnostic system (SDS) will
    also be added to Arjun Mk.2
    which is like a health monitoring
    system. it will not only tell the
    tank crew if it is having any
    problem but also point out the
    trouble area , it is also important
    when Tank has taken multiple
    hits from different position and
    from different ammunition after
    a self-diagnose Tank crew will
    know exact damage inflicted on
    the Tank .
    Arjun Mk.2 will get a new
    efficient 1500bhp engine which
    has been in development by
    DRDO in India its self, they are
    reports that a Indian Private
    industry is also working with
    DRDO on the engine
    development, currently Arjun
    Mk.1 is powered by German
    supplied 1400bhp engine which
    is quite old in design and
    technical parameters but still a
    powerful and respected engine
    in the world.
    NERA (non-explosive reactive
    armor) will be added to Arjun
    Mk.2 this will give the tank
    additional protection against
    anti-tank munitions, unlike ERA,
    NERA will enable tank to take
    multiple hits anti-tank munitions,
    but also increase the weight of
    Arjun Mk.2 to 60 tons from its
    current weight (Arjun Mk.1) of
    58 tons.
    It is much likely that Arjun Mk.2
    will also spot Air-conditioning
    system for the crew, which will
    be powered from an APU which
    will draw its power from the
    Main engine of the Tank; this will
    enable the tank crew to operate
    in higher temperature of desert
    heat without any discomfort to
    the tank crew, Arjun Mk.1
    already has hardened electronics
    that function perfectly even in
    the Rajasthan summer without
    requiring any Air-conditioning
    system
    The Arjun Mk.2 is to undergo
    summer and winter trails in 2011.
    If the tests are satisfactory, then
    the tank will be able to begin
    production in 2014.
    Specifications:
    Weight: 60 tons
    Length: 10.638 meters
    Width: 3.864 meters
    Height: 2.32 meters
    Crew: 4 (commander, gunner,
    loader and driver)
    Armor: steel/composite Kanchan
    armour and NERA
    Primary weapon: 120 mm rifled
    tank gun
    Secondary weapon: HCB 12.7
    mm AA MG, Mag 7.62 mm Tk715
    coaxial MG
    Engine: DRDO 1,500hp
    Power/weight: 25 hp/ton
    Operational range: 435
    kilometers
    Speed: 75 km/h (45 mph) Road,
    42 km/h (25 mph) Cross country
    Cost: $13 million est.
    Sources:
    Arjun Mk.2
    Trials
    The earliest this tank is coming
    out is around 2014 if i'm reading
    your sources correctly. Having
    production done in 2013 seems
    too rushed. Approved pending
    the production date changed to
    2014.
    - Cloud
     
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    Tejas Mark 2
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    Tejas Mk 2
    The Mark 2 variant will include a
    more powerful engine,
    optimisation of the aerodynamic
    qualities and weight of the
    aircraft and“dropping and
    replacing” certain parts to take
    care of obsolescence. The
    project is currently moving from
    planning to the design phase. It
    is expected that a working
    aircraft will be flying in 2013
    before returning for further
    tweeking. A second round of test
    flights should hopefully take
    place in 2014. The Mark 2 is
    expected to enter sevice with the
    Indian Air Force and Navy in 3Q
    2015.
    Upgrades:
    Structual weight reduction
    Upgrade of flight control
    computer
    An electronic warfare suite
    Avionics upgrade
    In flight retractable fueling
    probe
    On board oxygen generation
    system
    Increased internal fuel capcity
    Specifications:
    Crew: 1
    Length: 13.7 m
    Wingspan: 8.2 m
    Height: 4.6 m
    Empty weight: 5,650kg
    Loaded weight: 9,700 kg
    Max takeoff weight: 13,800 kg
    Powerplant: 1x GE F414 engine
    Performance:
    Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
    Range: 3,000 km (without
    refueling)
    Sevice ceiling: 15,000 m
    Armanment:
    Guns: 1x mounted 23 mm twin-
    barrel GSh-23 cannon with 220
    rounds of ammunition.
    Hardpoints: 8 total: 1× beneath
    the port-side intake trunk, 6×
    under-wing, and 1× under-
    fuselage with a capacity of >4000
    kg external fuel and ordnance
    Cost:
    $50 million
    Source:
    The board in the back of the
    picture is where I found the
    upgrade list and the new size.
    For the engine
    Need a clear timeline and I
    thought this project was
    canceled?
    - Cloud
     
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    Sukhoi/HAL FGFA
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    FGFA

    It will be stealthy, have the ability
    to supercruise, be outfitted with
    the next generation of air-to-air,
    air-to-surface, and air-to-ship
    missiles, and incorporate an
    AESA radar.
    An Indian prototype should be
    produced by the end of 2011.
    Production should begin by
    2016. Introduction by 2017.
    Specifications:
    Crew: 2
    Length: 22.0 m (72 ft 2 in)
    Wingspan: 14.2 m (46 ft 7 in)
    Height: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
    Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,786
    lb)
    Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (57,320
    lb)
    Useful load: 7,500 kg (16,535 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 37,000 kg
    (81,571 lb)
    Powerplant: 2× Saturn-Lyulka
    AL-41F turbofan
    Performance:
    Maximum speed: Mach 2
    Range: 5,500 km
    Sevice ceiling: 20,000 m (65,617
    ft)
    Armanment:
    Guns: 2× 30 mm internal cannon
    Hardpoints: 16 total, 8 internal, 8
    on wings
    Cost:
    Est. $125 million
    Approved - Introduction
    beginning 2017.
    Glock
     
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    Slybird series UAV
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    Slybird UAV

    The Slybird UAV is hand-
    launched mini-UAV that is
    currently in its testing phase. The
    developer of the drone, National
    Aerospace Laboratories (NAL),
    says that: "The 2-kg class mini-
    UAV is currently under
    development. The requirement is
    to fly with an endurance of 1
    hour, a range of 10-km for both
    telemetry data/video imagery,
    and an altitude of 300 m above
    ground level (service ceiling of
    15,000 ft). Initial flights of the
    mini-UAV are complete. The
    integration of an indigenous
    autopilot and daylight camera/IR
    camera is under progress."
    As you can see, two different
    prototypes were made to fit
    military and police roles. The
    smaller version is focused more
    towards the military to keep the
    weight a soldier carries down.
    Below, they will designated A
    (military version) and B (police
    version).
    It was successfully flown in 2011.
    NAL is now trying integrate
    autopilot and daylight camera/
    IR camera. A second round of
    test flights is expected in late
    2012 with induction in mid-2013/
    early 2014.
    Specifications:
    Crew: 0 (2 ground operators)
    Length: 1.2 m (A & B)
    Wingspan: 1.6 m (A), 1.9 m (B)
    Payload: <1 kg (A & B)
    Weight: 2 kg (A), 2.5 kg (B)
    Powerplant: 1x ?
    Performance:
    Range: 10 km (A & B)
    Endurance: 1 hr (A & B)
    Operational altitude: 300 m (A &
    B)
    Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (A & B)
    Cost:
    Est. $350,000 for 3 aircraft and 1
    ground station
    Source:- Pecs
     
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    K-X series missiles
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    K-4 SLBM
    K-4

    DRDO is working on a
    Submarine Launched Version of
    the Agni-III missile which has
    resulted in the K-4 program.
    Current estimates say the missile
    will be able to place a one ton
    warhead up to 3,500 km away.

    This will provide India with a
    credible sea based second strike
    capability.
    The missile has been tested twice
    but still has several more tests to
    undertake before it is scheduled
    to enter service in 2017.
    Specifications:
    Weight: 20 tons
    Length: 10 m
    Warhead: 1 ton
    Range: 3,500 km
    Cost:
    Est. $5 million
    Source:Wiki
    K-V/5 SLBM
    K-V/5
    The K-V is a Submarine
    Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)
    variant of the Agni-V. It will
    extend the strike range of the
    submarine fleet to at least 5,000
    km.

    The missile is scheduled to begin
    tests in 2013 and continue till
    2019. In 2020, the missile will be
    entering service with the Navy.
    Specifications:
    Weight: 35 tons
    Length: 13 m
    Warhead: 1 ton
    Range: 5,000 km
    Cost:
    Est. $8 million
    Source:Wiki.
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    Lot of new info there! thanks for post.
     

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