Indian Army Armored Vehicles

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Al khalid and the type99 have almost same thickness on their front and arjun has commonality with t90.
 

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I made a frontal silhouette comparison for all major MBTs in the sub-continent, displaying areas with <500mm LOS thickness in red...
T90-TankEX-Arjun-AlKhalid-Type99.jpg

  • While studying the platforms I figured that the worst tank to be in on an open field with flanking maneuvers is Al Khalid, with its large exposed autoloader, as well as unprotected turret sides. But... lower-hull dug in, facing the enemy frontally, it offers the least weak spots (after Type-99A2).
  • The most survivable would be TankEx, with better protected hull than Arjun & safer than T-72/90 compartmentalised wet-ammo stowage plus blowout panels.
  • T-72/90 turret is frontally worst, but best for flanking maneuvers that'd risk angular hits.
 
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Al khalid and the type99 have almost same thickness on their front and arjun has commonality with t90.
Only the hull, study their turret-armour thickness from top view.
Al-Khalid has 650mm frontal thickness, negligible at angles... while T-90 has 650mm angled, frontally transpiring to between 400-850mm (with most of the centre being huge weak spot).
Do u have any idea of side, upper and front thickness of mk1a . Are those storage boxes act as spaced armour?
No base design changes from Mark1, likely material changes. Protected parts had more than adequate armour in Mark1, weakspots are still the same in Mark1A...
Side armour depends on whether the outer one is a storage box & inner one the armor, or vice versa. Hard to tell for sure, because it's clearly a welded single piece in Mark1A, unlike Mark1 (where they were clearly storage boxes).
 
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BMP-2 Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Description
The BMP-2 is a tracked infantry armored fighting vehicle designed and manufactured by the Russian defence industry. This vehicle was based on the Russian-made BMP-1. The BMP-2 was manufactured under license in India under the name of "Sarath", and also in some eastern countries, as the Czech Republic under the name of BVP-2. The BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle is designed to enhance mobility, firepower and protection of mounted infantrymen on the battlefield under NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) attack. The BMP-2 enters in service with the Russian armed forces in 1980, and the vehicle was seen for the first time in public during a military parade on the Red Square in Moscow, in November 1982. The BMP-2 was deployed by the Russian army during the war in Afghanistan. The vehicle is currently in use in African countries for UN missions.​
Main Variants
- BMP-2D: variant with add-on armour
- BMP-2E: by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust outlet on the right side of the hull.
- BMP-2K: command variant with two antennas mounted on the rear of the hull, one behind the turret and one on the right-hand side of the rear of the vehicle, one IFF antenna on the left-hand side of the rear of the vehicle and a support for a telescopic mast in the front of the IFF antenna. The firing port equipped with the periscope was removed from either side of the vehicle.
- BMP-2M: with an upgrade of armament and powerpack
- BMP-2 Kliver: with one 30mm automatic cannon and four anti-tank launchers mounted on the right side of the turret
- BMO-1: Transport vehicle for a flamethrower squad, armed with 30 RPO-A "Shmel" napalm rocket launchers of 93 mm.​

Technical Data
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Armament
The BMP-2 is fitted with a two-man turret armed with a stabilized 30 mm cannon 2A42 and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun mounted to the left of the main armament with 2,000 rounds. A bank of three smoke grenade dischargers is mounted on each side of the turret. The BMP-2 is also able to create a smokescreen by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust outlet on the right side of the hull. Mounted on the turret roof between the gunner's and commander's hatches is a launcher for an AT-4 SPIGOT or AT-5 SPANDREL ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) which has a maximum range of 4,000m. The 2A42 two-axis stabilized automatic cannon; the 7.62-mm PKT coaxial machine gun and the antitank guided weapon launcher enable the crew to hit different targets, including tanks and combat helicopters. The BMP-2 is able to attack air and ground targets while the vehicle is moving or stationary. The turret can rotate on 360° with elevation from +75°to - 5º. The gunner can select single shots or one of two automatic rates of fire, low at 200 to 300 rds/min; high at 500 rds./min. The roof-mounted ATGW launcher can be traversed through a full 360º with elevation from -5 to +15º.​
Design and protection
The layout of BMP-2 is very similar to BMP-1. The driving compartment is located in the frontal part of the vehicle. It accommodates the driver and one infantryman. The driving compartment is outfitted with observation devices, directional gyro, vehicle steering levers, instruments, actuating devices and fire-fighting equipment. There is a gun port in the glacis plate. The engine compartment is located in the frontal part of the hull on the starboard side. The turret is located in the middle of the hull, just aft of the engine compartment. The commander and the gunner are positioned in the turret. The troop compartment is located in the rear of the hull between the port and starboard sides. In the middle, it is divided into two sections by the central fuel tank and a container, which holds electrical equipment. The troop compartment has six seats for the mounted personnel: three seats in each section. All seats are equipped with observation instruments and have gun ports nearby through which the mounted personnel can fire with machine guns or individual assault rifles. The infantrymen enter and leave the vehicle through two doors in the rear of the hull. Each door has an observation device and one gun port to fire with individual assault rifles. The hull and the turret are made in all-welded steel which provides protection on the front against 23-mm armor-piercing rounds fired from a distance of 500 m and the sides against 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullets fired from a distance of 75 m. The BMP-1 can be also fitted with add-on armour to increase protection against ballistic and mine threats.​

Propulsion
The engine and transmission are to the right of the driver's compartment with the air inlet and outlet louvers on top of the hull. The BMP-2 IFV is motorized with a four-stroke, six-cylinder Model UTD-20 supercharged diesel engine developing 285/300 hp at 2,600 rpm. The torsion bar suspension of BMP-2 consists of each side with six roadwheels with the drive sprocket at the front, idler at the rear and three track return rollers. The upper part of the suspension is protected by armour plates. The BMP-1 is able to reach a maximum road speed of 65km/h with a maximum road range of 600 km. The BMP-1 can climb a side slope of 30% and a gradient of 60%, cross a trench of 2.5m and a vertical obstacle of 0.7m.​
Accessories
The BMP-2 is fully amphibious and propelled in the water by its tracks at a maximum speed of 7 km/h. An infra-red searchlight is mounted coaxial to the right of the 30-mm cannon and the commander also has a roof-mounted infra-red searchlight model OU-3GA2. Standard equipment on the BMP-2 includes a full range of night vision equipment for commander, gunner and driver, a fire extinguishing system, a GPK-59 gyrocompass system, a PAZ overpressure NBC system, an engine preheater and a turret extractor fan. For mine clearing, the BMP-2 is outfitted with mine-clearing equipment mounted at the front of the vehicle.​

Specifications
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Armament
One 30mm 2A42 cannon, one coaxial machine gun PKT 7.62mm, 1 launcher for AT-5 `Spandrel' or AT-4 `Spigot' ATGW​
Country users
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.​
Designer Country
Russia​
Accessories
Infrared night vision, NBC protection system, fire control system​
Crew
3 + 7 soldiers​
Armor
Protection against small arms and shell splinters. Front 23mm armor-piercing rounds, st 7.62-mm armor-piercing bullets for the sides.​
Weight
14,300 kg
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Speed
65 km/h maximum road speed, 7 km/h on water​
Range
550 - 600 km
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Dimensions
Length: 6.73 m; Width: 3.15 m; Height: 2.45 m​
 

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Though policies are in place, Bharat Forge says that attitudes need to change too
A FORCE Report

Yelahanka: With ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ becoming the theme song for Aero India 2021, it was only natural that the issue come up in all discussions at the show. In the morning packed with meetings with representatives of its potential customers (Indian armed forces) and one with Rosoboronexport for a naval gun, president and CEO, Bharat Forge Defence and Aerospace, Rajinder Bhatia squeezed in a few minutes to talk about the importance of self-reliance and Bharat Forge’s role in realisation of this vision.

“It is true that procurement policy has evolved in the last two years. There is more clarity and focus, but the acquisition cycle needs to be shortened,” he told FORCE in an exclusive interaction. “Hence, while the policy directive is in place, the implementation remains tardy. Basically, we need a change in attitude with regards to framing of qualitative requirements, trials and evaluation process. With the advance in technology, it is no longer necessary to base evaluation purely on physical trials. Physical trials should only be one part of evaluation. Other part should be through simulation. And the user must also have confidence in manufacturers’ certification.”

According to Bhatia, the long acquisition process not only leads to cost escalation, but also forces the services to induct systems which are nearing obsolescence.

On Bharat Forge’s programmes, he said that the company has interests in all the three domains of land, air and sea. Of these, land remains its strong point, given Bharat Forge’s success with artillery systems. However, this year, it is focussing on protected vehicles called Kalyani M4. An armoured personnel carrier, Kalyani M4 has the capacity to withstand 50kg blast on its sides and 14kg in the undercarriage. Last year the vehicle completed successful trials in Ladakh and is on order by the Indian Army.

Bharat Forge intends to pitch the vehicle to the central armed police forces (CAPF) as well. The outreach to the CAPFs will also include a sniper rifle and a dual technology mine detection system which combines ground penetrating radar with magnetic sensors.

Also present at the show is its aerospace portfolio led by small gas turbine aero engines, which are ideal for ‘small unmanned aerial vehicles,’ said Bhatia. The company is also quite optimistic about its joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, under which it is looking forward to building some part of the Derby MkIII missile in India. Though currently aimed at the Indian armed forces, eventually Bhatia is hopeful of being able to export the missile from India to ‘friendly foreign countries.’
 

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INDIA CONSIDERS READINESS TO BUY UP TO 500 T-14 ARMATA TANKS BY THE END OF THE YEAR
India is ready to sign a contract with Russia for the supply of T-14 "Armata" tanks

Due to the fact that the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank has received an export certificate, India is ready to conclude a contract with Russia for the supply of these heavy combat vehicles to the country's armament. Apparently, we are talking about a multi-billion dollar deal, since earlier information appeared about the intentions of the Indian Armed Forces to receive 500 tanks of this type.

Today, the military from India completely and completely trust Russian armoured vehicles, and against the background of an impending armed conflict with China, the acquisition of Russian heavy tanks capable of withstanding a direct hit from a large calibre and a UAV strike is very relevant for New Delhi.

Information about the purchase of 500 T-14 Armata tanks by the Indian military appeared in the Indian press in the middle of last year, however, due to the fact that the export version of this armoured vehicle did not exist, the deal was supposed to be completed in 2021.

It should be noted that today India is one of the largest buyers of modern Russian weapons, in particular, we are talking about the S-400 Triumph air defence system as well as the likely purchase of a large number of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters, as previously reported by the media.

In addition to India, it is also planned to sell Russian T-14 Armata tanks to countries such as Algeria, Iran, Belarus, etc., and a clear interest in combat vehicles is actively traced throughout the world, since today it is not only a promising tank, but and a perfectly protected combat vehicle capable of repelling the attack of superior enemy forces in defence.

 

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INDIA CONSIDERS READINESS TO BUY UP TO 500 T-14 ARMATA TANKS BY THE END OF THE YEAR
India is ready to sign a contract with Russia for the supply of T-14 "Armata" tanks

Due to the fact that the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank has received an export certificate, India is ready to conclude a contract with Russia for the supply of these heavy combat vehicles to the country's armament. Apparently, we are talking about a multi-billion dollar deal, since earlier information appeared about the intentions of the Indian Armed Forces to receive 500 tanks of this type.

Today, the military from India completely and completely trust Russian armoured vehicles, and against the background of an impending armed conflict with China, the acquisition of Russian heavy tanks capable of withstanding a direct hit from a large calibre and a UAV strike is very relevant for New Delhi.

Information about the purchase of 500 T-14 Armata tanks by the Indian military appeared in the Indian press in the middle of last year, however, due to the fact that the export version of this armoured vehicle did not exist, the deal was supposed to be completed in 2021.

It should be noted that today India is one of the largest buyers of modern Russian weapons, in particular, we are talking about the S-400 Triumph air defence system as well as the likely purchase of a large number of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters, as previously reported by the media.

In addition to India, it is also planned to sell Russian T-14 Armata tanks to countries such as Algeria, Iran, Belarus, etc., and a clear interest in combat vehicles is actively traced throughout the world, since today it is not only a promising tank, but and a perfectly protected combat vehicle capable of repelling the attack of superior enemy forces in defence.

God ! More Ruskie biscuits. Are we their lapdogs or what ? Dalals having a field day. Do we really need Armata ? Can't we improve Arjun.
 

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God ! More Ruskie biscuits. Are we their lapdogs or what ? Dalals having a field day. Do we really need Armata ? Can't we improve Arjun.
We can’t improve Arjun as we don’t have to, the only downfall of it is that it has a very heavy weight of around 58 Tonnes in Mk1 and 68 Tonnes in MK1A while the Army required a 50 Ton MBT, and it is because Army changed its specifications quickly, obviously for more imports.
 

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We can’t improve Arjun as we don’t have to, the only downfall of it is that it has a very heavy weight of around 58 Tonnes in Mk1 and 68 Tonnes in MK1A while the Army required a 50 Ton MBT, and it is because Army changed its specifications quickly, obviously for more imports.
Reducing the weight is the improvement then. I think that is what FMBT is for isn't it ? Why import Armata ? First army should equip its SF better, we have enough of tanks.
 

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Reducing the weight is the improvement then. I think that is what FMBT is for isn't it ? Why import Armata ? First army should equip its SF better, we have enough of tanks.
First of all Indian Army should get rid of those shitty Camos on its vehicles, they make them look so ugly like if they are a rogue militia.
 

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BHARAT FORGE JOINS HANDS WITH PARAMOUNT GROUP TO MANUFACTURE ARMOURED VEHICLES
"This collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies, which have matching synergies and complementary capabilities," Bharat Forge Deputy Managing Director Amit Kalyani said.


Bharat Forge said it has inked a pact with global aerospace and technology firm Paramount Group Bharat Forge on Monday said it has inked a pact with global aerospace and technology firm Paramount Group to manufacture armoured vehicles in the country.

An agreement to this effect was signed by both companies during the International Defence Expo (IDEX 2021) in Abu Dhabi, Bharat Forge said in a statement.

"This collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies, which have matching synergies and complementary capabilities. The Kalyani M4 is a fantastic new generation vehicle, and we want to position it as the future of protection in all markets world-wide," Bharat Forge Deputy Managing Director Amit Kalyani said.

The Kalyani M4 is a multi-role platform, designed to meet the specific requirements of armed forces for quick mobility in rough terrain and in areas affected by mine and IED threats.

It offers best in-class levels of ballistic and blast protection - up to 50kg TNT side blast or IED/roadside bombs due to its design, built on a flat-floor monocoque hull.

Paramount Group Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz said all of its technologies have been developed with portable production in mind.

"We believe this model of world-beating innovative technology is fundamental to enhancing any country's contemporary defence, and technology capabilities. The Kalyani M4 is based on one of our flagship armoured vehicles designed specifically for in-country production in India with our partners the Kalyani Group," he added.
 

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