India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles

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  1. bhramos

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    CVRDE developing new repair and recovery vehicle for Army

    Chennai, Oct 13 (PTI): A new Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle for the Indian Army, a variant of the Arjun Main Battle Tank, is being developed by the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment here. "We have recently received the project to meet the demand of the Army in mission mode. The project is to develop a recovery vehicle for Army use in Indian terrain," DRDO sources told PTI. The DRDO lab in Chennai will develop two prototypes in the next three years. "It will be a Arjun variant. 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" the officials said. The concept and configuration of ARRV has already been finalised and CVRDE has now initiated its detailed design, 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.
    CVRDE developing new repair and recovery vehicle for Army, IBN Live News

    This is Morning news [note]
     
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    India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles

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    NEW DELHI: India on Thursday cleared a repeat order worth Rs.1,350 crore ($275 million) for 650 armoured recovery and repair vehicles for its 1,500 T-72 Ajeya main battle tanks.

    The Cabinet Committee on Security, which met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the defence ministry's proposal and approved the orders to be placed with defence public sector undertaking Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), according to government sources.

    The defence PSU will build the armoured recovery and repair vehicles through technology transfer from Polish company Bumar, with which it had signed an agreement on this, the sources said.

    BEML and Bumar came together in February 2003 when they signed a memorandum of understanding.

    India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles - The Economic Times

    [note] this is just 1hr ago news.

    so which is true??? or right option!!!!!
     
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    India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles


    NEW DELHI: India on Thursday cleared a repeat order worth Rs.1,350 crore ($275 million) for 650 armoured recovery and repair vehicles for its 1,500 T-72 Ajeya main battle tanks.


    The Cabinet Committee on Security, which met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the defence ministry's proposal and approved the orders to be placed with defence public sector undertaking Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), according to government sources.


    The defence PSU will build the armoured recovery and repair vehicles through technology transfer from Polish company Bumar, with which it had signed an agreement on this, the sources said.


    BEML and Bumar came together in February 2003 when they signed a memorandum of understanding.




    India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles - The Economic Times
     
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    650 recovery vehicles for 1500 tanks! Isn't that a tad too much? i mean do we really need a recovery vehicle for every two tanks?
     
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    Very well said. Most other armies use a supply Tank i.e. used to hold additional ammo etc.. I hear.
    any such thing in our army?
     
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    This would also support another 1000+ T-90M tanks also, may be this would also support 3000+ IFV's+ APC [BMP 1 &2]..... and other logistic vehicles like ADV ....... so on.
     
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    @ Spiez- an ARV actually serves a different function form the one you ask, 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.
    Hence my question why 650 for 1500tanks?
     
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    i suspect as much, the numbers would not add up otherwise!
     
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    WZT-3 is the ARV used for T-72 chassis by Poland

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    @bengalraider:I did understand that. My question why not a tank for logistic supplies ????

    @bhramos: T-72(43tonnes) much lighter than Arjun(61tonnes), would it be usefull ?
     
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    WZT-3 brochure attached!
     

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    well probably because ammunition and fuel is much more cheaply and easily filled up at base by trucks, each time the tanks gain some territory (with roughly half the ammunition and fuel remaining they stop and refill at a makeshift base, while infantry moves in to consolidate the gains.This way armor does not lose contact with the rest of the army while still spearheading any thrust.
     
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    Can this ARV be also used for T-90s?? or they need an heavier ARV?.
     
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    T-90 weight do not exceed 50 tons, so WZT-3 or other T-72 based ARV's are more than enough. Also there is high commonality between parts in these vehicles.
     
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    Why can I not download this?

    You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
     
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    Same here.


    BengalRaider, please compress and re-upload. Thanks.
     
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    Wzt-3

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    Source: WZT-2 [Polska] - Pancerni.net
     
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    I have no idea why you guys could not open the file anyways i'm reattaching it as well as providing the link to BUMAR

    http://www.bumar.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/252.pdf


    View attachment 252.pdf


    Anyways one question comes to mind, IF DRDO is developing an ARV based on the Arjun why not use that to tow the T-72's and T-90's as well, i mean anything that can tow an arjun can practically drag a T-72 around.:p
     
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