India, Russia to jointly develop futuristic 'smart tank'

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  1. ZOOM

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    In opinion, although India and Russia are both gearing up for building a Smart Future Tank, since both forces are in a dying need of modernization, still their MBT is inventories are sufficiently equipped with T-90s. Both the nation are highly unlikely to face any major confrontation with their respective neigbours and hence speedy progress of this project is under very high question mark. What kind of a agenda is set up by both the partners is still not in a public since conducting a meetings and publishing of intention to carry out such a Multi Billion Project doesn't in itself signify readiness of both the nation to come out with end result. Building a MBT is a huge task, no matter even if you have a extensive experience as Battlefield is fast changing which is in some cases turning into Heat and run in nature. Hence producing such a futuristic task need visionery thinking, since Indian Army is not a kind of a Force which has a deeper pockets to shell out bucks to whatever need arises.

    My lack of desire in above para steam from the fact that, there hasn't been enough progress being done in to jointly improving and carrying out Network Centeric warfare capabilities between both the nation, which very basis of Tank battle in future.
     
  2. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    I think this time they IA want flying tank, that can evade anti tank weapons.
     
  3. mig-29

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    India, Russia to jointly develop futuristic MBT

    India and Russia are planning to jointly develop a futuristic 'smart' battle tank, having higher speed and better firepower, reports quoting Nikolai Malykh, director general of Russia's biggest battle factory Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), as saying.

    The two sides had preliminary discussions on the issue and defence ministry experts in India will discuss the new project when a delegation of the (UVZ) tank-building factory visits India this week to participate in an international seminar on the future main battle tank (FMBT) organised by the Army along with the Confederation of Indian Industry, according to Malykh.

    ''We put forward this idea (of developing the tank) at the turn of the 21st century. The Indian side has now come up with a similar proposal," the Moscow Defence Brief (MDB) magazine quoted Malykh as saying.

    ''We will take the first step when our experts go to India to attend a conference on the future tank and prospects for the tank-building industry," Malykh said on the sidelines of a defence expo.


    The new tank will have higher speed, better firepower, sophisticated armour protection and a smoother ride and improved armour protection for crew, the report said.

    Armour-protected crew compartment will be sealed from the unmanned turret equipped with an automatic loader, to ensure the survivability of highly trained human assets, it said.

    Information for the crew will be networked using a virtual-reality command information system linked to reconnaissance aircraft and satellites.

    The move comes even as the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had suggested a joint assessment with the Indian Army to save the main battle tank (MBT) Arjun and keep the project alive.

    The rmy, however, has rejected by the idea. The army is also ambiguous on a suggestion by the DRDO that the tank be assessed head-to-head with the T-90 MBTs the army currently operates.

    A leading Russian defence expert says it makes good sense for India and Russia to join hands in building a futuristic tank.

    India has purchased over 1,600 T-90S MBTs from the UVZ of which 1,000 will be manufactured at the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi. Uralvagonzavod has for a long time been cooperating with the Avadi plant in the production of T-72 and T-90S MBTs.


    ASIAN DEFENCE: September 2009
     
  4. amitkriit

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    This shows how Indo-Russian relations are recovering fast to the levels in 1970s.
     
  5. peace123

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    another jv after pak-fa/fgfa, mrta & brahmos with russia is good for india; gain experience, technology and cheap but lethal arms
     
  6. John

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    should have diesel electric engine for stealth runs across terrain like the N-LOS 155 mm cannon. i think we need to make our diesel electric engines for the new IFV, new 105mm hotwitzer, 155mm Bhim, Arjun-mk-2, future UGVs etc. should help us in cutting down operational expenses. similar engines for 5ton trucks, jeeps, MPVs and other ground based mounts should be developed as well.
     
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    Could this be the real reason why the army seem to be so cool about the arjun.They see something much better on the horizon,and dont wont to be saddled with the arjun.what ever the reason i admire them wonting to go for quality all the time.
     
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    Arjun can be used as a pilot from which knowledgebase/technologies may be derived for the new project, like in case of PAK-FA, where our experience with LCA-Tejas came in handy.
     
  9. Tamil

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    India mainly need young and active engg/scientist for this new development in Defense. the Students of IIT's and some Top brass colleges should come forward to work in domestic industries in India to develop the nations defense needs. and to fund more to R&D and requite more and more youngsters to develop.
     

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