- Mar 27, 2019
Army wants merican heavy machinery, I don’t blame ‘em. At this point, they just want something that dominates the battlefield. Strykers are good at what they do. Tech wise, miles ahead of Russian stuff. They form a vital component in networked ground operations for us army. Every striker in a given theater is networked, knows which target each Stryker is engaging( can even see the targets via video of every other Stryker), knows position of all ground units, artillery positions, acts as a C&C on the ground for conventional and nuclear roles. Apparently can even control drones if needed. Can relay air support for out of sight targets. Very very good tech. It has its advantages and disadvantages.Yeah, not convinced. Stryker is not even capable of swimming. That is a prime requirement in Army's own GSQRs. There is a limit to these things. WhAP is also listed in the import ban list and the ban comes into effect this December. No self-respecting Defence Minister will give approval to such a blatant violation of their flagship scheme. On the off-chance it does lphappen, I'll personally write to Kejriwal to take BJP out using this as political ammo. The only reason I still want to vote for BJP is defence indigenization and infrastructure. If they drop the ball there, they deserve no mercy.
(Sorry for OT post)
If army just goes for Stryker and abandons WHAP, thats not good as well. Going for WHAP would pave the way for more wheeled platforms. Maybe a combination? Don’t know.
like I said, it’s all up in the air right now.
Where you really should be worried about them dropping the ball is in the acquisition of LUH. WHAP is nowhere close to being ready for induction, but LUH is very much up there. Failure to induct LUH is more of a blasphemy for indian indiginisation compared to anything else.