Why BHIM SPH is not being revived....????

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  1. LastProphet

    LastProphet Regular Member

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    Looking at the specs of the BHIM SPH, it is a impressive machine.


    Weight Combat: 54 t (60 short tons)
    Length 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)[1]
    Width 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)[1]
    Height 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)[1]
    Crew 4 (commander,loader, driver and gunner)
    Traverse 360°[1]
    Maximum firing range 52 km (32 mi)[1]
    Armor welded steel, 14.5 mm resistant
    additional bomblet protection
    Main
    armament
    Denel 155 mm L52 G5 howitzer
    (50 rounds)

    3 rounds in 9.0 seconds (Burst
    )
    8 round/min
    Secondary
    armament
    MAG 7.62 mm machines guns[1]
    Engine MTU 838 Ka-501
    1400 hp(1000 kW)
    Power/weight 26 hp/t
    Suspension hydropneumatic
    Operational
    range
    450 km (281 mi)[1]
    Speed Road: 60 km/h (38 mph)[1]
    Off-road: 45 km/h (28 mph)

    User trials were also successful.

    Then why we are not going for its induction....????
     
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  3. Singh

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    LastProphet Regular Member

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    Blacklisted for 10 years and that period is over I think this year
     
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    Still Denel remains as blacklisted? :confused:
     
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    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good news my friend. :thumb:

     
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    Good news

    But new RFQ will be floated for BHIM and by the time the deal is struck the financial bid time will be over and we will be in no suituation to make decision and end up sending RFQ again the process goes on and on:taunt:

    Fast track BHIM ASAP with Denel L52 gun instead of carrying on the Antony stubborn era of military aquisition
     
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    Our Miyan and our biwi is razi toh kya karega MoD. ;)


    They should send confirm order if army is happy with Bhim SPG.

    DRDO is our own PSU anyway.
     
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    AshutoshNSingh Regular Member

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    Instead of mounting the 130 mm khataara on Arjun chassis, we shd've absorbed the T5 technology & designed an 'indigenous' L52 SPH. Just like Vidhwansak AMR.
     
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