Larsen & Toubro and Raytheon have been mandated to give a facelift to the T-72 tanks.

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  1. rajkoumar

    rajkoumar Regular Member

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    At the moment, India’s numbers compare favourably with Pakistan. Thus, India has 1.3 million men and women in olive green against Pakistan’s 617,000, 4,700 main battle tanks (Pakistan has 2,500), 11,300 artillery guns (4,300), 45 warships (10) and 16 conventional submarines (8). But the numbers look puny when compared to China (2.25 million soldiers, 7,500 main battle tanks, over 15,000 artillery guns, over 100 warships and 50 conventional submarines).
     
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    It would be gr8 if you provide a link..

    thnx..
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    This seems to be old news though.

     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Would it be something like this?

     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    That upgrade was done by SA firm, And its worst kind, All the major optics are unprotected and not inbult but outside..

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    This is a similar upgrade on Indian T-72, But rejected..
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    I would say that IA should conduct trial of modified T72 from all the suppliers, including the one which is develop by DRDO and made by OFB.

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    with next generation BMS and Lahat/CLGM firing, arjun tank gun and Kanchan armor, it will be great tank upgrade with Arjun tank.
     
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    But Problem is same as before, These upgrades can only be applied over new Russian Chassis not the older once used by IA, So in a way we are buying a entirely new system than just upgrading old one..
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Kunal sir, some of them have to be used as akash missile launchers, others can be used for different purpose. We need 3800 new tanks and later on 1800 FBMT in future. So lot of room for doing all those things.

    Idea is to learn from others as to what they are doing.
     
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    [​IMG]

    some one has upgraded the T72 but has not change its range finder. This should have been done long time back.
     
  12. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Yes, we do, but for Karna project we were denied..
     
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    I am not for any kind of T-72 upgrade and keep them in inventory for next 10 years..

    I want more Arjuns and T-90s to replace these tanks..
     
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    Kunal sir things are changing at DGMF office, we have new head and even that FMBT GSQR is going to be changed, now lets hope it will be more practical GSQR.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    At the end of the day cant we do this in DRDO HVF in Avadi itself? Why cant HVF do this if they can build arjun!!
     
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    I am Eagerly waiting for M1 Abrams in our inventory
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    ^^ Then all of us have to stop our cars and bikes and send the fuel to run the Abhrams and Hummers in the army.! :laugh:
     
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    then who will do this [​IMG]
     
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    PHOTOS: DRDO's Combat Improved T-72



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    The combat-improved T-72 (Ajeya) tank. The soup-up by DRDO includes explosive reactive armour, GPS, an integrated fire detection and suppression system (IFDSS) and smoke grenade discharger. Full specs and schematics in the DRDO's latest edition of Tech Focus.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Kunal...Any idea why they did not go in for that?
     
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    I hope that day never comes !
     
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