Indian Army to test Israeli defensive system suite on battle tank

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/29/content_11094963.htm

    Report: Indian Army to test Israeli defensive system suite on battle tank
    www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-29 16:41:10

    NEW DELHI, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Army will evaluate an advanced laser-based defensive suite designed by the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in collaboration with Israel, on the Arjun battle tank this summer, reported the local daily The Tribune on Sunday.

    Designated as the Advanced Laser Warning and Countermeasure System (ALWCS), the suite comprises a laser warning system, infra-red jammer and an aerosol smoke grenade system. The sensors of these systems are mounted on the front sides of the turret, said the report.

    The purpose of ALWCS is to enhance survivability of armored vehicles against anti-tank guided missiles. Israel's Elbit Systems Limited which manufactures and integrates Israel's hi-tech defense electronic and electro-optic systems undertakes weapon upgrade projects for militaries throughout the world, and is DRDO's collaborating partner for ALWCS.

    The Arjun battle tank, which is under development for the past 36 years, is scheduled to undergo comprehensive trials with the Russian-origin T-90 tanks in May-June. Moreover, last year's trials were not reported to be successful.

    As part of Arjun's protection capability, DRDO's Adavi-based Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment has also developed a mobile camouflage system to provide multi-spectral signature management for reducing vehicle visual, thermal and radar signature against sensors and smart munitions.
     
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  3. shiv

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    can anybody put light on the bhishma's protection suite???
     
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    Explosive third generation miulti layered Reactive armor is one for a start.
     
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    The T-90 is fitted with a mixture of conventional steel armour plating, composite armour and explosive reactive armor (ERA).
    The glacis and the centered low profile turret of the T-90 are covered by the third generation Kontakt-5 ERA and these ERA blocks give the turret its distinctive angled "clam shell" appearance. ERA bricks are also located on the turret roof and provide protection from top-attack weapons. The turrets forward armour package in addition to the ERA and steel plating contains a composite filler sandwiched between upper and lower steel plates, the composite armour takes advange of exotic construction materials like ceramics and plastics to lower weight and improve protection when compared with steel plate.
    The T-90 is equipped with the Shtora-1 countermeasures suite, produced by Elektromashina of Russia. This system includes two infrared jammers on the front of the turret, four laser warning receivers, two 3D6 aerosol grenade discharging systems and a computerized control system. The Shtora-1 warns the tank's crew when the tank has been 'painted' by a weapon-guidance laser and allows the crew to slew the turret to face the threat. The infrared jammer, the TShU1-7 EOCMDAS, jams the semiautomatic command to line of sight (SACLOS) guidance system of some anti-tank guided missiles. The aerosol grenades can be used to mask the tank from laser rangefinders and designators as well as the optics of other weapons systems. Indian T-90S tanks are not equipped with the Shtora-1 countermeasures suite.
    In addition to the passive and active protection systems the T-90 is also fitted with nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection equipment, KMT mine sweeps and an automatic fire fighting system.
     
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    Without having any guarantee of the Arjun's induction, these integrations seem to be a waste of resources and time.
     
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    touche' sohamsri but these can be put on the next generation futuristic tank the army is demanding from the drdo....besides they can replace the crappy russian systems on the bhishmas.....we still havent started the production for those 1000 tanks we have a license for.
     

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