Modernization of Indian Army F INSAS

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  1. Anshu Attri

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    Indian Army’s modernization drive gathers steam


    Indian Army’s modernization drive gathers steam - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The Army's futuristic programme to transform its infantry soldiers into high-tech, self-contained killing machines is gathering some steam, after a long delay, under the F-INSAS (future infantry soldier as a system) project.

    Having issued global tenders for new assault rifles, "close-quarter battle'' (CQB) carbines and light-weight ballistic helmets with internal communication gear, the defence ministry is preparing similar RFPs (request for proposals) for light-machine guns, modular bullet-proof jackets, holographic reflex weapon sights, soldier-wearable computers, communication and surveillance equipment.

    The first phase of F-INSAS itself will cost upwards of Rs 25,000 crore, with the 1.13- million strong Indian Army having 359 infantry battalions, each with 800-1,000 soldiers.

    The programme, which will be implemented in phases, is spread over the 12th, 13th and 14th five-year plans (2012-27), say sources.

    Somewhat similar to US Army's "land warrior" and "objective force warrior" programmes, F-INSAS is aimed at converting foot-soldiers into fully-networked, all-terrain weapon platforms by enhancing their "lethality, survivability, mobility, sustainability and situational awareness".

    F-INSAS is divided into five sub-systems - modular weapons; body armour and individual equipment; weapon sights and hand-held target acquisition devices; communication equipment to make soldiers capable of transmitting and receiving complex voice, data and video systems; and portable computers in the shape of "wrist displays" for soldiers and "planning boards" for commanders.

    Take the weapon systems, which include CQB carbines, assault rifles and light machine guns equipped with third-generation night-vision devices, laser designators, detachable under-barrel grenade launchers and the like.

    The Army is examining the bids submitted by armament majors to acquire around 44,000 CQB carbines off-the-shelf for over Rs 4,500 crore. This will be followed by the indigenous manufacture of a large number of similar modular carbines by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) under transfer of technology.

    Then, the global tender for direct acquisition of around 66,000 advanced assault rifles was floated in November, which will be followed by licensed manufacture to equip the armed forces as well as the 8-lakh Central paramilitary forces.

    This mega project for new assault rifles, with interchangeable 5.56mm and 7.62mm barrels and holographic reflex sights to replace the 5.56mm INSAS rifles being used, could alone run over Rs 20,000 crore.

    "Soldiers will use the 7.62 x 39mm barrels for counter-insurgency operations since they are more effective for that role. But if deployed for conventional warfare, then they will use the 5.56 x 45mm barrels," said a source.

    The Army is shopping for tripod-mounted 12.7mm heavy machine guns (HMGs), which can fire high-explosive, incendiary and armour-piercing rounds at a rapid clip, to further boost the high-volume firepower of its infantry battalions.
     
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    3 5 years plan to completely transform the army.

    ok

    by the 3rd plan the inputs of 1st plan will look obsolete then they will again start from 0.

    this transformation is journey and not destination that once completed your home and nothing to think of.. its a continuous process. they should instead be completed with in 2 5 year plans.
     
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    The future combat solider system look not practical, What needed desperately is:

    1.new camos as per different terrain ( Digital or small pattern mix together )
    2.Kevlar clothers,
    3.Multipurpose Compact BP vests, ( Food, Munition, first aid, Map, Extra ammo, Communication, Pistol holster and battle knife )
    4.Updated Communcation system with every soilders on battlefield,
    5.A Good Reliable Rifle same as AK and accurate as a M-16 with P-RAIL
    6.Advance pataka helmet which i consider better than M88 in many parameters..



    The army guys leading the cooperation with DRDO need education by sending them in LRP for a month to understand what a Solider on field really needs..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    No one going to accept it when ready if its ill observed in its research..
     
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    guys pic pic wher eit is.
     
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