Official Top 20 'Buyorities' for Indian Armed Forces

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    Official Top 20 'Buyorities' for Indian Armed Forces

    Over the last 10 days, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has been busy receiving a flurry of briefings from the Indian armed forces chiefs as well as senior leadership on the various priorities for each force, and the guidance they require from the new man in the hot seat. Priorities have ranged from modernisation, administrative, operational, planning and human resources. At each meeting, Jaitley is understood to have assured his briefers that their presentations would be the touchstone for how the MoD would conduct affairs, a heartening touch for the anxious military. Through conversations with top officers at the armed forces and MoD, SP's has compiled an official list of the Top 20 military weapons modernisation priorities for the armed forces -- five each of the Army, IAF, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. It is on this definitive priority list that the MoD is expected to show movement.


    INDIAN ARMY

    1. F-INSAS + INFANTRY & SPECIAL FORCES WEAPONS (ASSAULT RIFLE, SNIPER RIFLE, CARBINE, PISTOL, LMG, shoulder launched ATGM, NVequipment, MAV)
    2. FIELD ARTILLERY (TOWED, SELF-PROPELLED, TRACKED, ULTRA-LIGHT)
    3. RECONNAISSANCE & SURVEILLANCE HELICOPTERS (RSH) -133
    4. AIR DEFENCE WEAPONRY (SELF-PROPELLED AND TOWED 30-MM & INTEGRATED AD-GUNS+SAM SYSTEMS)
    5. AMMUNITION FOR MAIN BATTLE TANKS



    INDIAN AIR FORCE

    1. MEDIUM MULTIROLE COMBAT AIRCRAFT
    2. RECONNAISSANCE & SURVEILLANCE HELICOPTERS (RSH) + ATTACK HELICOPTERS
    3. LOGISTICE & TRANSPORT: HEAVYLIFT HELICOPTERS + DECISION ON MORE C-17s
    4. FLIGHT REFUELLING TANKERS
    5. TRAINER AIRCRAFT (BASIC & INTERMEDIATE)



    INDIAN NAVY


    1. NEW GENERATION CONVENTIONAL SUBMARINES (PROJECT 75I)
    2. ROTOR WING: MULTIROLE HELICOPTERS (MRH) + N-MRH + NAVAL UTILITY HELICOPTER + ROTORY WING UAV FOR SHIPS
    3. ARMAMENT: TORPEDOES, DECK WEAPONS, AIR DEFENCE
    4. VESSELS: MINE COUNTER-MEASURE VESSELS, DIVING SUPPORT VESSELS, DSRV, OPVs
    5. FIXED WING: MEDIUM-RANGE MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE (MRMR) AIRCRAFT + MALE UAV


    INDIAN COAST GUARD


    1. FIXED WING SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT + MULTI-MISSION MARITIME AIRCRAFT
    2. 14 ADVANCED CSAR HELICOPTERS
    3. 16 SHIPBORNE MULTIROLE HELICOPTERSE
    4. AOPV, FAST PATROL CRAFT, HOVERCRAFT, IPV, POLLUTION CONTROL VESSELS, INTERCEPTOR BOATS
    5. MARINE GUNS (12.7mm, 20mm, 30mm & 40mm GUNS)

    SP’s Exculsive - SP's Aviation
     
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    For IA

    What is that they talking about Recon Heli numbered 133 ..is that same as 197 LUH

    What is that Called MAV ..why no words of UGV

    For IAF

    what is that RSH helicopters for IAF ..!!

    For Navy

    Three kinds of Helicopters :hmm:

    also Rotary wing UAV req is same as Something like Fire Scout

    MALE UAV for Navy ..who are the Contenders

    For ICG

    First 3 ..what is that ..!!


    someone Please Explain

    @Twinblade Sir , @Kunal Biswas Sir , @abingdonboy
     
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    for army it will be 197 light helicopters , attack- apache , and heavy lift - chinook @SajeevJino
     
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    Wondering 133 numbers of Reconnaissance Helicopters ..are they Mentions the 197 LUH or another batch of 133 Recon Heli's

    those Attack Heli and Heavy Lifter based on IAF ..check the IAF title under 2,3 lines
     
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    Recon and surveillance helicopters are the light utility helicopters. Army and airforce are going for joint procurement of 197, the navy having different requirements is going for a separate procurement.

    Yes, rotary wing UAVs like firescout are needed by IN. Navy already operates MALE UAV Heron and might order more, and also order Rustom family of UAVs.

    For coast guard, CABS(DRDO) has floated a tender for aircraft that will be fitted with sensor suite by CABS for surveillance. Their requirement is lighter than Indian Navy's MRMR, hence they are going for separate procurement.

    CSAR- combat search and rescue- medium category, like eC725 Caracal
    Multi role helicopters- Will most likely buy what navy buys.

    Navy and coast guard are buying multi role helicopters separately as they will be used mostly for general duty (transport etc) and would be cheaper to buy than navalised helicopters.
     
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