Ukrainian BTR-4 for Indian Army

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Ukraine plans to sell India 100 BTR-4

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    Украина планирует продать Индии 100 бронетранспортеров БТР-4
     
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    I wonder why we are purchasing this ?
     
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    Could be due to the fact that Indian army does peacekeeping missions mostly with Tata vehicles and few BMP-2.

    If lakshmi solutions get hands on it could be the foundation for reverse engineering anyway i like that concept.
     
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    Why not go for Good MPV offered by Mahindra, In UN its more like counter terror environment..

    Lakshmi Solution is simply a line via Ukrainian are dealing with us, they dont produce..

     
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    BTR-4 is a very nice Wheeled APC/IFV but every single spare have to be imported..
     
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    If India wish to purchase BTR-4, I would wait for BTR-4M which will have improved armor protection.
     
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    kick backs:laugh::laugh::laugh:



    .anyhow how it is better than ameerican spyker????????????
     
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    Better than stryker..
     
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    Frankly, it's about time we designed and made such class of vehicles in India.
     
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    We have FICV program which comes in both wheeled and tracked and Project is going on..

     
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    Kunal it is hard to compare Stryker with BTR-4. This are two completely different vehicles in their concept.

    Stryker is comparably protected in standard variant, while there is also heavier protected Stryker DHV, that have for example mine and IED protection comparable with some MRAPs, while BTR-4 was never designed to survive such threats.

    Not to mention that there is already developed even ERA kit for Stryker while for BTR-4 no, however in theory "Knife" or "Duplet" modules can be installed.
     
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    Your reasons for that conclusion, SIr? Most of the objections I have read about Stryker involve preference for tracked vehicles, not for other wheeled vehicles.
     
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    Well, the problem with Stryker was initial requirement for C-130 transportation, but this was leaved behind later for better vehicle protection.

    Of course IMHO Stryker in ICV variant should be upgraded with a sort of unmanned turret with automatic cannon for increased firepower.

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    But of course both vehicles are borned with completely different concepts in mind, as well as we should remember that Stryker is still seen as interim design, before the long term solution. US Army is also not se keen to wheeled solutions as most other countries.
     
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  18. methos

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    I doubt that explanation. The BTR-4 is not well suited for peace-keeping missions.

    But Stryker DVH is still not operational (at least as far as I know). That means currently the Stryker is as well protected as a LAV + MEXAS.
     
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    The following reasons :

    1. Its amphibious ( Most Important coz of Indian terrain and in Africa )

    2. Powerful engine better mobility..

    3. Passenger cabin is bigger..

    4. 30mm cannon in APC/IFV mode..


    General threads like IED and RPG are common, Stryker have better chance of survival but difference is not big between two..

     
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    It is, Strykers DVH's replaced standard Strykers in Afghanistan.
     
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