- Sep 27, 2022
If you are talking about suicide drones then I think its safe. It has Stanag3 protection. As per wiki that means 155mm HE round from 60m distance. So a 100kmph suicide drone with few kg HE won't hurt it much.And now it has to contend with drone threats. It will need a drone jammer and drone destroyer in order to stay survivable.
Nah it will hurt lmao. 3kg at 10 cm is much more powerful than 30kg at 60m.... Though perhaps it will reduce damge to troops insideIf you are talking about suicide drones then I think its safe. It has Stanag3 protection. As per wiki that means 155mm HE round from 60m distance. So a 100kmph suicide drone with few kg HE won't hurt it much.
FPVs equipped with shaped charge ammunition will do significant damage to the crew. And these are not the advanced witch blade tier.Hmm so it seems. It should survive switchblade tier , but lancet like would do major damage .
I must say, a very extensive RFI will logical demands,REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR FUTURISTIC INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLE (TRACKED) Reference:- Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020 (DAP-2020) Appendices:- Appendix A - Technical Parameters for FICV(Tracked) Appendix B - Questionnaire/ Response Form Appendix C - Information Sought from Vendors Appendix D - Guidelines for Vendor Selection /Pre-qualification 1. The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to procure an approximate 1750 quantities of Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (Tracked) [FICV(Tr)] in following three versions (details of versions are given in Appendix A Paragraph 4):- (a) FICV(Tr) Gun Version: Approximately 55% of total quantity. (b) FICV(Tr) Command Version: Approximately 20% of total quantity. (c) FICV(Tr) Command & Surveillance Version: Approximately 25% of total quantity. 2. This Request for Information (RFI) is being issued with a view to finalise SQRs, decide procurement category and identify probable Indian vendors who are capable to commence supply of FICV(Tr) within two years of Award of Contract / Supply Order @ at least 75-100 Fully Formed vehicles per year. 3. FICV(Tr) is planned to be procured in the spirit of „Make in India‟ and „Atmanirbhar Bharat‟ programs. The preferred categorisation for the project as per provisions of ChapterII of DAP-2020 may be indicated by the vendor with due justifications. 4. This RFI consists of three parts as indicated below: - (a) Part-I. The first part of the RFI incorporates operational characteristics and features that should be met by the FICV(Tr). Few important technical parameters desired have also been mentioned. (b) Part-II. The second part of the RFI states the methodology of seeking response of vendors. (c) Part-III. Guidelines for vendor selection / pre selection. PART- I Intended Use of the Equipment 5. Terrain Conditions. FICV(Tr) will be employed for cross country (off road) operations including amphibious operations in under mentioned terrain conditions: - (a) Plain and desert terrain as occurring along Western Borders of India. (b) High Altitude (up to 5000 meters altitude) / Mountain terrain as occurring along Northern Borders (Eastern Ladakh/ Central Sector / North Sikkim) of India. 6. Weather Conditions. FICV(Tr) should be operational by day & night and in commonly encountered weather conditions including dust in the above terrains. 2 7. Temperature Conditions. The FICV(Tr) including all sub-systems should be operational in following ambient temperature conditions: - (a) Plain and Desert Terrain. (i) Minimum Operating Temperature: Between 0° to 05° Celsius. (ii) Maximum Operating Temperature: Between 40° to 45° Celsius. (b) High Altitude & Mountain Terrain. (i) Minimum Operating Temperature: Between (-)20° to (-)10° Celsius. (ii) Maximum Operating Temperature: 40° Celsius. 8. Operational Requirements. The FICV(Tr) will be employed in above mentioned terrain and environmental conditions. The following main operational tasks will have to performed by FICV(Tr):- (a) Destroy enemy tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers, combat vehicles, low flying helicopters and other ground based weapon platforms / positions. (b) Protected mobility to its crew and troops (sticks) in the above mentioned terrain and in CBRN environment including across water bodies. (c) Provide fire support to dismounted sticks. Important Technical Parameters 9. Design Concept. The FICV(Tr) should be modular in design, thereby lending itself to future upgrades through simple modifications and to facilitate subsequent development of family of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) like Command-Control ICV, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Armoured Ambulance, Mortar Carrier, Command Post Vehicle, Reconnaissance & Surveillance Vehicle, NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle, Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle, Armoured Recovery Vehicle etc. 10. Important Technical Parameters. The preferred technical parameters for FICV(Tr) are given at Appendix „A‟ to this RFI. 11. Three-Stage Induction Model. Given the complex nature of AFV Design & Development and requirement to integrate several major systems in the FICV(Tr) and technological changes over next 18-20 years (induction schedule @75-100 per year), it is essential that FICV(Tr) is supplied in the following three stages: - (a) Stage-I: Limited Series Production (LSP). Approximately 10% of the total quantity as LSP over two years @ 75-100 Fully Formed FICV(Tr) per year. (b) Stage-II: Product Improvement. Approximately 40% of the total quantity over next six to seven yrs @100 FICV(Tr) per year. These quantities would have to incorporate product improvement aspects learnt from exploitation of the LSP model. (c) Stage-III: First Upgrade. The final order would include the balance quantities with technical upgrades, besides product improvement aspects from Stage-II product. General Provisions 12. Vendors should confirm that the following conditions are acceptable: - (a) The solicitation of offers will be as per “Single Stage-Two Bid System”. It would imply that a “Request for Proposal” would be issued soliciting the technical and commercial offers together, but in two separate sealed envelopes. The validity of commercial offers would be at least 18 months from the date of submitting of offers. (b) The technical offers would be evaluated by a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to check its compliance with RFP.
(c) The equipment of all TEC cleared vendors would be put through a trial evaluation at suitable locations in India nominated by the buyer on a “No Cost No Commitment” basis. A staff (GS) evaluation would be carried out by Army HQ to analyse the result of field evaluation and to short-list the equipment for introduction into service. (d) Amongst the vendors cleared by GS evaluation, a Contract Negotiations Committee would decide the lowest cost bidder (L1) and conclude the appropriate contract. (e) Vendor would be bound to provide product support for time period specified in the RFP, which includes spares and maintenance tools/jigs/fixtures for field and component level repairs. (f) The vendor would be required to accept the general conditions of contract given in the Standard Contract Document at Chapter-VI of DAP-2020. (g) Offset (if applicable). If applicable, the vendor has to undertake “Defence Offsets” as per provisions given in the DAP-2020 (refer Appendix „D‟ to Chapter-II of DAP2020). (h) Integrity Pact. An integrity pact along with appropriate IPBG is a mandatory requirement in the instant case (refer Annexure-I to Appendix M of Schedule-I of DAP). (i) Performance-cum-Warranty Bond. Performance-cum-Warranty Bond both equal to 5% value of the contract (inclusive of taxes and duties or as amended from time to time) is required to be submitted after signing of contract. (j) ToT (if applicable). Government of India is desirous of license production of FICV(Tr) after acquiring ToT in the Case. PART – II 13. Procedure for Response. (a) Interested vendors must fill Response Form attached at Appendix „B‟ to this RFI (additional technical literature on your product can also be attached with the form). (b) Interested Vendors must forward information as per Vendor Information Proforma attached at Appendix „C‟ (refer Annexure II to Appendix „A‟ to Chapter II of DAP-2020). (c) Interested vendors are required to intimate their willingness to participate in the project within 07 days from the date of hosting of the RFI by submitting the Vendor Information Proforma through email/ by hand to under mentioned address: - ADG MECH INF MECH-8 Section, General Staff Branch Room Number 525, A-Wing Sena Bhawan, Army HQ, DHQ PO, New Delhi-110011 Email: [email protected] (d) Date, time and location for Pre-Response Vendor Interaction will be intimated to only those companies who intimate their willingness to participate. (e) One set of response to this RFI (Response Form) along with Vendor Information Proforma should be submitted in hard form and soft form (CDs) to the following Directorates: - (i) ADG MECH INF MECH-8 Section, General Staff Branch Room Number 525, A-Wing Sena Bhawan, Army HQ, DHQ PO, New Delhi-110011; Email: [email protected] (ii) ADG Acquisition Technical (Army) Acquisition Wing, Ministry of Defence, Room No 30, D-2 Wing Ground Floor, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 Tele : 011-23011202, e-mail : [email protected] 4 (iii) DG CD CD-15B Section, General Staff Branch Room Number 527B, A-Wing Sena Bhawan, Army HQ, DHQ PO, New Delhi-110011 (iv) ADG ADB AC & MECH INF Section, General Staff Branch Room Number 16, C-Wing Sena Bhawan, Army HQ, DHQ PO, New Delhi-110011 (f) Last date of acceptance of RFI Response is 08 weeks from date of PreResponse Vendor Interaction. In case the responses are delivered by courier or through authorised company representatives, it is requested that they be delivered at Gate No 4 Sena Bhawan between 0900 hours and 1700 hours on all working days till the final date of submission of responses. (g) Vendors short listed for issue of RFP would be intimated in due course of time. 14. The Government of India invites responses to this RFI only from OEM/ Authorised Vendors/ Industry. The end user of the equipment is the Indian Armed Forces (Indian Army). 15. This RFI is being issued with no financial commitment and the Ministry of Defence reserves the right to change or vary any part thereof at any stage. The Government of India also reserves the right to withdraw it should it be so necessary at any stage. The acquisition process would be carried out under provisions of the DAP-2020. PART – III GUIDELINES FOR VENDOR SELECTION / PRE-QUALIFICATION 16. Vendor Qualification Criteria has been promulgated by Acquisition Wing vide MoD ID No 4(3)/D(Acq)/16-Pt.IV dated 18/09/2019 or as updated on http://mod.gov.in (refer Annexure IV to Appendix A to Chapter II of DAP-2020). The Guidelines for vendor selection / pre-qualification for FICV(Tr) is attached at Appendix „D‟ to RFI. Conclusion 17. Vendors are requested to provide accurate inputs / responses so as to enable achieving main objectives of this RFI which are as follows:- (a) To formulate/ refine/ rationalise the SQRs for FICV(Tr). (b) To identify vendor base for development of FICV(Tr). (c) To generate inputs for structuring the RFP. (d) To aid in deciding the acquisition category for FICV(Tr). (e) To determine the indicative budgetary and cost implications. (f) To aid in deciding the desired maintenance philosophy i.e. whether to procure MRLS or opt for other modes of maintenance support like AMC/ CAMC etc. (g) To seek inputs for formulating Draft Trial Methodology. Case File: A/36830/ FICV(Tr)/GS/MECH-8 Dated: 23 June 2021 5 Appendix „A‟ (refers to Paragraph 1 & 10 of FICV(Tr) RFI A/36830/FICV(Tr)/GS/ MECH-8 dt 23 June 2021) IMPORTANT TECHNICAL PARAMETERS: FICV(Tr) 1. FICV(Tr) should be configured on a tracked chassis. 2. Service Life. Vehicle service / operational life of at least 32 years with maximum one overhaul / repair intervention. 3. Transportability. Capable of being transported by existing in-service tank transporter vehicles of the Indian Army, transport aircrafts of the Indian Air Force and broad-gauge railway military bogey. 4. Version Specific Configuration. FICV (Tr) will have to be supplied in following three versions with broad configuration as under: - Sr Configuration Gun Version Command Version Command& Surveillance Version (a) Mobility & Protection Common for all versions (b) Armament (i) Main Gun with coaxial Machine Gun 01 each 01 each 01 each (ii) Anti-tank Guided Missile 06 04 04 (iii) Man Portable Ground Launcher 01 Nil Nil (iv) Loiter Munition System Nil 01 with at least 02 x projectiles 01 with at least 02 x projectiles (v) Mini-UAV System (VTOL) Nil Nil 01 (vi) RCWS with AGS 01 01 01 (c) Communication 02 x Radio Sets (BNE) 03 x Radio Sets (BNE) 03 x Radio Sets (BNE) (d) Silent APU Yes Yes Yes (e) Crew + Stick 03 + ≥08 03 + ≥04 03 + ≥04 (f) Quantity of FICV(Tr) 55% 20% 25% 5. Mobility. (a) Dimensions. The dimensions of FICV(Tr) i.e. length, width and height should meet operational, transportability, amphibious/floatation and other technical requirements as stipulated in this RFI. (b) Weight. Gross vehicle weight should permit floatation while including carriage capacity of minimum 2.5 Tons of combat load which includes crew, stick, all types of ammunition, FOL & combat stowage items. (c) Power to Weight Ratio. At least 30 HP/Ton in plain terrain with Gross Weight & all systems functioning including Temperature Control Unit. (d) Carrying Capacity (Combat Load). Combat load of 2.5 tons including personnel with all types of ammunition & combat stowage items. 6 (e) Speed. Should have the following parameters at an average: - (i) On road speed - more than 70 kmph. (ii) Cross country plain/ desert- more than 35 kmph. (iii) Reverse speed on road - more than 20 kmph. (f) Obstacle Crossing Capability. Should be able to negotiate obstacles with full combat load as under: - (i) Gradient - not less than 30°. (ii) Side Slope - not less than 20°. (iii) Vertical Step - not less than 0.8 meters. (iv) Trench Width - not less than 2.5 meters. (v) Ground Clearance - not less than 450 mm. (vi) Amphibious / Floatation. Should be amphibious at Gross Weight which includes 2.5 Tons of Combat Load without any external aids. It should have positive buoyancy to enable functionality of all on-board systems including sights and weapon systems during floatation. Following minimum floatation parameters are required: - (aa) Achieve a minimum speed of 10 kmph in static water. (ab) Capable to negotiate current speed up to 3 knots. (ac) On the move & quick conversion into amphibious & land mode. (ad) Enable firing from all on board armaments. (ae) Field of view of driver to be similar to land mode. (af) Angle of entry on hard ground: at least 30°. (ag) Angle of exit on hard ground: at least 25°. (ah) Angle of entry on soft and loose ground: at least 25°. (ai) Angle of exit on soft and loose ground: at least 20°. (h) Cruising/ Operating Range. Minimum range of operation of the FICV(Tr) without external/ additional fuel tanks should be: - (i) On road - At least 400 km. (ii) Cross country in plains- At least 300 km. (i) Engine. Diesel fuel-based engine/ power pack system preferably front mounted with low thermal & acoustic signature. Major parameters are as under: - (i) Engine Service Life. At least 1000 hours. (ii) Starting Mechanism. At least two methods of starting engine including electric start with main battery. In addition to these, provision of slave start & tow start to be provided for use in case the main starting systems fail. (iii) Cold Starting. FICV (Tr) should be provided with a suitable system for starting in low temperatures up to (-) 20°C. (j) Transmission. Should have an Automatic Transmission System with Hill-Assist facility and reduction gear for extra power. (k) Steering System. It should be a highly reliable power steering and provide precise control of the vehicle to the driver at various speeds, terrain conditions and load levels and provide capability for pivot turn. (l) Suspension. Suspension system should provide stable platform for accurate firing all armaments while on move and general comfort of all persons inside during cross country move. (m) Braking System. Efficient, dual and fail-safe braking system along with parking brakes. 7 (i) Main Brake. It should hold FICV(Tr) on at least 30° gradient even when the engine gets switched off. (ii) Parking Brake. It should hold the vehicle on at least 30° gradient even when the engine gets switched off. (n) Tracks. Following specifications are essential: - (i) Minimum life of 5000 km. (ii) Facility to attach/ inbuilt rubber/synthetic pads for driving on tarmac roads. (iii) Mechanism for automatic/ remote adjustment of track tension. (iv) Minimum four extra track links with connector pins should be provided as part of on board SPTA kit. (v) Tracks and its associated sub-systems (horns, road-wheels, support rollers, sprockets etc) should be designed to prevent shedding of tracks while moving in desert/ loose sand. (o) Self Recovery. Independent self-recovery mechanism capable of winching FICV(Tr) with Gross Weight at a gradient of 25° on hard ground from a minimum distance of 15 meters. 6. Armament/ Fire power. The FICV(Tr) should have a crew less turret which can traverse 360° unlimited times in either direction. The following armaments should be incorporated in the turret: - (a) Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). (i) Type. A minimum 3rd generation Top-Attack ATGM should be provided. It should be capable to give under mentioned performance by day & night in terrain and ambient temperature conditions specified in this RFI:- (aa) Accuracy. Hit probability of not less than 90% in stated terrain and temperature conditions including on a tank (NATO Tank Target) moving laterally at a speed of at least 15 km per hour while the FICV(Tr) is moving towards it at the same speed on level ground. (ab) Range. The maximum range should not be less than 4000 m and minimum range not be more than 500 m. (ac) Penetration. Penetrate at least 650 mm RHA beyond ERA. (ad) Launch. Soft launch with smokeless propellant. (ae) Seeker. Dual mode seeker to enable engagement of hot and cold targets in various visibility conditions. Facility of „auto seeker lock on target‟. (af) Man in Loop. Capable to fire and update i.e. refine the impact point at terminal stage / switch targets mid-flight. (ag) Guidance System. Wireless Guidance system. (ah) Warhead. Interchangeable anti-armour/ anti-personal warheads or multipurpose anti-armour, blast-penetration & HE warheads. (ai) Fuze. Impact and programmable air-burst fuze for HE warhead. (aj) Weight. ATGM with launch tube should be man-portable by a single soldier in combat mode. 8 (ii) Rate of Fire. (aa) Simultaneous Launch. System to be capable of simultaneously firing one ATGM each by gunner and commander to engage same/ different targets in their common field of view. (ab) Successive Launch. In the Gun Version, the system should be capable to launch at least 04 ATGMs within 30 seconds. In the other versions, the system should be capable to launch at least 02 ATGMs within 15 seconds. (iii) Stowage/ Launchers. Stowage of minimum 06 ATGMs on-board the FICV(Tr) „Gun Version‟ and 04 ATGMs on-board other versions should be provided. Launchers should preferably be provided on the turret however; the quantity of launchers may be decided by Vendor based on method planned for achieving „Rate of Fire‟ mentioned at paragraph 6(a)(ii) above. In case stowage of reserve ATGMs is being planned, the crew should be able to quickly reload the onboard reserve missiles on the launchers from inside the FICV(Tr) either mechanically or manually without using any tools or equipment. (iv) Sighting System. The sighting system should be common/ same as the Main Gun. Both commander & gunner should be able to acquire, track and engage with missile from respective stations (details of sighting system are given subsequently at Paragraph 6(k) ahead). (v) Missile Control Unit. The Control Unit including Gun Control Equipment (GCE) and VDU for acquiring targets, launch and tracking of missiles to be common to that of the Main Gun and to be integrated with the FCS of FICV(Tr). (b) Man Portable Ground Launcher. In addition to the Launchers fitted on the FICV(Tr), provision of a Man Portable Ground Launcher for ATGM to be provided in FICV(Tr) Gun Version. The Ground Launcher should be capable of firing the same missile mounted on the FICV(Tr). It should have following specifications:- (i) It should consist of the following main components: - (aa) Command and Launcher Unit (CLU). (ab) Sighting System (Day and Thermal Imaging sight). (ac) Mounting Unit along with harness. (ii) Weight. Complete ground launcher with mounting unit and sighting system should weigh not more than 15 Kgs. (iii) Battery. Rechargeable battery with endurance of at least 08 hr. Facility of charging the battery from FICV(Tr) or external source to be provided. (iv) Activation. Activation into ground configuration from FICV(Tr) and viceversa should not involve use of any mechanical tools. (c) Loiter Munition System. (i) Type. A tube/ canister launched Loiter Munition System with a capability to observe, identify and destroy non line-of-sight targets with all the way man in loop control and Lock-On After Launch (LOAL) to be provided in FICV(Tr) „Command Version‟ and „Command & Surveillance‟ Version as per configuration given at Paragraph 4 above. It should give minimum under mentioned performance by day & night in terrain & ambient temperature conditions specified in this RFI: - (aa) Accuracy. 100% hit probability including on a moving target while FICV(Tr) is static. 9 (ab) Range. The range of data link to be at least 10 km with loiter time of at least 60 minutes. (ac) Warhead/ Target. Multi mission capability and effective against armoured vehicles as well as personnel. The Loiter Munition should also have Top-Attack capability. (ad) Propulsion. A smokeless launch and low acoustic propulsion system should be preferably provided. (ae) Flight Modes. At least Fly to Coordinates, Fly by Camera Lock, Abort and Recovery modes to be provided. (ii) Sighting System. The sighting system should be on board the Loiter Munition with capability of Fly-by-Camera Lock facility. It should transmit real time day/ night target intelligence to FCS of FICV(Tr). Both commander & gunner to be able to acquire, track and engage Loiter Munition from respective stations. (iii) Munition Control Unit. The Munition Control Unit should be integrated with the FCS of the FICV(Tr). Abort, recovery and re-use capability should be provided. (iv) Stowage/ Launchers. At least two ready to launch Loiter Munition to be provided on FICV(Tr).Stowage of minimum two additional Loiter Munition should be provided. Quantity of launchers may be decided by Vendor based on method planned for reloading subsequent Loiter Munitions. In case multiple launchers are not being provided, stowage of reserve Loiter Munitions should be so planned that the crew / stick should be able to quickly reload them on the launchers from inside the FICV(Tr) either mechanically or manually without using any special tools or equipment. (v) Data Terminal Unit (DTU). The DTU for communication link and for controlling the Loiter Munition should be provided on board FICV(Tr) with minimum deployment time and should not interfere with simultaneous firing of other weapons of FICV(Tr). (d) Mini-UAV System. (i) Type. „Command& Surveillance‟ Version of FICV(Tr) to be provided with a Mini-UAV System at a scale of 01 x Mini-UAV per vehicle as per configuration given at Paragraph 4 above. The Mini-UAV System will be used for beyond lineof-sight Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). The Mini-UAV should be compact, have Vertical Take-Off & Landing (VTOL) capability and continuous secure interface with its parent FICV(Tr) during flight. (ii) Capability. It should have suitable payloads for ISR to give under mentioned performance by day & night in terrain & ambient temperature conditions specified in this RFI: - (aa) Fully autonomous i.e. able to reach given location on a pre-designated route with & without control by pilot. (ab) Endurance of at least 60 minutes. (ac) Fly-by-Camera Lock, Fly-by-Coordinate and Auto Target Tracking ability with zoom-in and hover facility. 10 (ad) Transmit HD coloured & TI images/ videos to parent FICV(Tr) in real time. (ae) Send accurate own location and height to parent FICV(Tr). (af) The range of Mini-UAV/ its data link to be at least 10 km with endurance of at least 60 minutes. Altitude/ Above Sea Level (ASL) ceiling if any should permit operations in HAA terrain as mentioned in RFI. The ISR payload should have DRI of at least 5-3-2 kms (ag) Securely send accurate coordinate & range data of target located at least 05 km away from Mini-UAV to enable engagement by other weapon systems like Mortars, Loiter Munition, Artillery, Attack Helicopters etc. (ag) To be launched and controlled from inside FICV(Tr). (ai) Ability to automatically avoid collision, terrain obstacles including vegetation during flight. (aj) Ability to automatically return to parent FICV(Tr) when low on power & adverse weather and wind conditions. (ak) Ability to automatically land and dock to Parent FICV(Tr). (al) Ability to recharge on-board battery and upload/ download data when docked to FICV(Tr). (am) System to be integrated to FCS and image/ data be displayed on existing VDUs. (an) Wind Resistance of at least 40 km per hour. (iii) Ground Control Station (GCS). The GCS (for secure communication link & payload control during flight) should be integrated to FCS of FICV(Tr) to provide location coordinates of Mini-UAV & Target on digital map, real time video streaming and subsequent engagement by on-board/ other weapon systems. (iv) Docking Bay. A suitable Docking Bay to be provided on FICV(Tr) to enable secured docking of Mini-UAV when not in flight. The Docking Bay apart from providing protection from dust, water, splinters etc should enable charging of on-board batteries and data upload/ download from its payload. (e) Main Gun. The Main Gun should be integrated to FCS of FICV(Tr) and its Sighting System. Both commander & gunner should be able to acquire, track and engage targets with the Main Gun from respective stations. It should be capable of firing at least 30mm calibre ammunition both in direct firing and anti-aircraft role. The Main Gun should be capable of accurately & selectively fire on the move different types of ammunition. The Main Gun should have the following capabilities/ specifications:- (i) Likely Targets. (aa) Armoured vehicles at least 2000m range. (ab) Dismounted / vehicle borne personnel at least 4000m range. (ac) Field fortifications at least 4000m range. (ad) Helicopters, slow moving aircrafts & unmanned drones at least 2500m. (ii) Desired Effect on Target. The ammunition of the Main Gun should have the following capabilities:- 11 (aa) Anti Armour. A suitable round to penetrate armour at least 70mm RHA when fired at 60° from 1000m. Crew should be able to see flight/ trajectory of anti armour round. (ab) Anti Field Fortifications. A suitable round to breach at least 300mm reinforced concrete when fired from 1500m. (ac) Anti Aircraft & Personnel. A suitable round having capability to effectively destroy helicopters, slow moving aircrafts, unmanned drones and personnel in open with fragments. (ad) Target Practice Tracer (TPT). Target Practice ammunition with tracers which are ballistically matched with the anti armour ammunition should be provided for training gunners and preserving live ammunition. (quantity requirement per year will be intimated in RFP). (ae) Drill Rounds. Dummy ammunition with size, shape & weight similar to anti armour and anti aircraft/ personnel should be provided for training of crew in gunnery aspects. Quantity 30 rounds to be provided per FICV(Tr) as part of SPTA. (iv) Accuracy at Effective Range. (aa) Anti Armour Ammunition. At least 80% in single shot mode in stated terrain and temperature conditions including on a target (NATO Tank Target) moving laterally at a speed of at least 15 km per hour while the FICV(Tr) is moving towards it at the same speed on level ground. (ab) Anti Field Fortification/ Aircraft/ Personnel: At least 80% in single shot mode. (v) Rate of Fire. Apart from single shot mode of firing, the Main Gun should have capability to fire all types of ammunition in at least two additional modes (standard & rapid) to cater for rapid engagements and to compensate for accuracy. (vi) Feeding System. Main Gun should have maximum on-board ammunition in ready-to-fire mode with a suitable feeding system to ensure selective firing/ chambering of anti-armour, anti-field fortification and anti-aircraft/ personnel ammunitions. (vii) Elevation & Depression Angles. At least 74° elevation and 04° depression from level position. (viii) Ammunition Stowage. At least 500 rounds with not less than 200 rounds of anti-armour and 300 rounds of anti-aircraft/ personnel and anti-field fortification in ready to fire mode. (ix) Alternate/ Manual Firing. In case of failure of main electric circuit, alternate means of firing should be provided to the crew. Provision should be made for at least the gunner to have access to the „crew-less‟ turret from his location inside FICV(Tr) to manually operate turret, sights, engage targets with all weapons and undertake manual loading/ unloading, cocking, firing, immediate repairs including rectification of faults, misfires, jams etc. Apart from individual hatches, at least one hatch should also be provided on the turret for entry / exit of crew in emergency situation. 12 (f) Machine Gun (MG) Co-axial. 01 x Machine Gun (MG) capable of firing at least 7.62mm ammunition. MG to be mounted coaxially to the Main Gun. It should be integrated to the FCS of the FICV(Tr). Its Sighting System, GCE and VDU should be same as that of the Main Gun. Both commander & gunner should be able to acquire, track and engage targets with the MG from respective stations. The MG should be capable of accurate firing on the move. The co-axial MG should have the following capabilities/ specifications:- (i) Likely Targets. (aa) Dismounted personnel at least 2000m range. (ab) Vehicle detachments at least 2000m range. (ac) Helicopters / unmanned drones at least 1000m range. (ii) Desired Effect on Target. The ammunition of the MG should have the capabilities to penetrate at least STANAG Level-3 armour when fired from 30m. Crew should be able to see flight/ trajectory of bullets. (iii) Minimum Effective Range. 1000m. (iv) Rate of Fire. Apart from single shot mode of firing, the MG should have capability to fire in at least two additional modes (standard & rapid) to cater for rapid engagements and to compensate for accuracy. (v) Loading & Feeding System. MG should have suitable ammunition loading and feeding system which can be operated by crew from inside the FICV(Tr). In case of power failure, alternate means of firing should be provided. (vi) Ammunition Stowage. Ammunition stowage for MG should be at least 2000 rounds in ready to fire mode. (vii) Accuracy. Minimum 30% in single shot mode in stated terrain and temperature conditions. (viii) Elevation& Depression. Same as Main Gun. (g) Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) with Automatic Grenade Launcher System (AGS). One AGS with an effective range of at least 1700m capable of firing at least 30mm AGS ammunition should be mounted on a Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) on the turret (over and above the stated height of FICV(Tr) however, overall height of FICV(Tr) to not exceed 3.5 meters). The RCWS should have a suitable independent combined electronic day & TI sighting system however it should be integrated with FCS of Main Gun. Commander / Gunner should be able to independently acquire, track and engage targets from respective station while the other crew may be engaging targets with Main Gun/ Co-axial MG/ ATGM. Ammunition stowage for AGS should be at least 250 rounds in ready to fire mode. The RCWS should be so designed that it can be used as a flexible mission pod which provides capability for subsequently replacing the AGS with installation of additional weapon like 7.62mm or 12.7mm Machine Gun (MG), Directed Energy Weapons (Laser) or other weapon systems. (h) Fire Control System (FCS). The FICV(Tr) should have a computer based FCS integrating all Armaments, Sights, RCWS, LRFs, Ballistic Computer, Automatic Target Tracker (ATT), Control Units for Loiter Munition & ATGM, Mini-UAV, GCE, Armament Stabilisers, Meteorological Sensors, Navigation System, Communication System, 13 Laser Warning System (LWS), Active Protection System (APS) etc. It should provide following minimum facilities regarding firing of weapons: - (i) Accuracy. Assist in achieving stated accuracy of all armaments in stated terrain and temperature conditions including while target and FICV(Tr) are both moving. (ii) Feeding of Data. All firing related inputs should be automatically fed into the FCS from various sources and it should also have a facility for manual inputs. (iii) Independent Control to Commander. While Gunner is engaging targets from Main Gun/ MG/ ATGM, the Commander should be able to independently undertake following tasks:- (aa) Detect/ acquire/ range/ track targets from his sight. (ab) Bring aimed fire from AGS mounted on RCWS with stated accuracy. (ac) Launch Mini-UAV. (ad) Launch Loiter Munition. (iv) Over-Ride Facility. Full override by Commander to control and fire all or selected on-board weapons including Loiter Munitions, ATGM and RCWS with stated accuracy. (v) Hunter-Killer. Commander to have facility of designating a target and handing it over to gunner for subsequent tracking/ engagement by all weapons. (vi) Redundancy. Gunner and Commander should have the facility to use sights including LRF of each other. (vii) Simultaneous Engagement. Feasible to fire combination of weapons by Gunner and Commander simultaneously like RCWS-Main Gun, Main Gun-Loiter Munition, ATGM-Loiter Munition etc. (viii) Auto Target Tracking (ATT). Artificial Intelligence enabled to auto detect, digitally mark and track targets including aerial targets/ drones. (ix) Mini-UAV & Loiter Munition Integration. The GCS of Mini-UAV System and DTU of Loiter Munition System should be integrated to FCS to enable operation from inside FICV(Tr) including engaging targets by on-board/ other external weapon systems. (i) Gun Control Equipment (GCE). The GCE should have the following capabilities:- (i) Fully integrated with FCS, Sights and Visual Display Units (VDUs) to permit electrically acquiring targets and firing/ launching of all armaments of FICV(Tr) including Loiter Munitions and Mini-UAV. (ii) Traverse all armaments including RCWS and Commander‟s Panoramic Sight (CPS) 360° unlimited times in either directions. (iii) Elevate all armaments including RCWS. (iv) Coarse and fine laying for all armaments with variable power traverse and elevation controls. (v) Independent GCE (Control Unit) to be provided to both gunner and commander. Both Control Units should be identical however, Commander‟s Control Unit should have additional aspects for operation of CPS, Over-ride Control, Loiter Munition, Mini-UAV etc. 14 (vi) In case of failure of main system, manual/ alternate means of traversing turret, elevating Main Gun and firing/launching of all armaments including Loiter Munition and Mini-UAV to be provided to both gunner and commander. (j) Firing Port-Holes. 01 x port hole on the rear to be provided for firing of 01 x personal weapon of Stick from inside the FICV(Tr). (k) Vision/ Surveillance Devices. All digital vision/ surveillance sights should provide natural, hi-resolution, HD coloured images/ videos. All optical/ electronic sights and their displays should be military grade, water proof, dust proof, have defogging and self cleaning system. The following types of sighting systems are desired in FICV(Tr):- (i) Optical Vision Devices. Apart from electronic sights, independent general vision optical periscope sights with at least 160° combined horizontal field of view to each crew member (commander, gunner & driver) should be provided. (ii) Driver‟s Sight. Un-cooled combined coloured day & thermal sight (passive) with image fusion technology to be provided. It should have an identification range of at least 500m and at least 160° lateral Field of View (FOV). The image should be displayed in such a manner that the driver should be able to accurately/ precisely and comfortably drive the FICV(Tr) in all terrain, weather and operational conditions given in this RFI without use of any other vision device or external aid. Facility to display real time day & TI video of the vehicle‟s rear up to at least 50 m should also be provided. The sight should be integrated to the FCS for relevant functions like navigation, tactical, communication, vehicle performance / diagnostic data etc. (iii) Gunner‟s Main Sight (GMS). The FICV(Tr) should have a dedicated electronic day and TI sight for Gunner with following characteristics:- (aa) Should be fully stabilised sight integrated with FCS, LRF, GCE & ATT. (ab) Capable of day and TI image fusion. (ac) Minimum DRI ranges to be achieved are Detection: 08 km, Recognition: 05 km & Identification: 04 Km for a NATO Standard Tank Target of size 2.3m x 2.3m. (ad) Gunner to be able to independently detect, acquire, range, track and bring precision aimed fire using all armaments viz Main Gun, MG, RCWS and ATGM with stated accuracy. (ae) Artificial Intelligence enabled to automatically detect, digitally mark and track targets including aerial targets/ Drones. (af) 01 x LRF to be integrated with the GMS. It should have an accuracy of at least 01 meter, maximum range of 10 kms and a minimum range of 400 m. Data from LRF to be displayed on VDU and integrated with FCS and GCE. (iv) Commander‟s Panoramic Sight (CPS). The FICV(Tr) should have a dedicated panoramic sight for Commander with following characteristics:- (aa) Should have technical specifications similar to GMS. (ab) Should have capability of independent movement from turret. Unlimited 360° traverse in azimuth, at least 74° elevation and 04° depression. 15 (ad) Commander to be able to independently detect, acquire, range, track and bring aimed fire from all armaments viz Main Gun, MG, RCWS and ATGM with stated accuracy. (ae) Facility to designate a target and handing it over to gunner for subsequent tracking / engagement. (af) Artificial Intelligence enabled to automatically detect, digitally mark and track targets including aerial targets/ Drones. (ag) Should be able to electrically elevate at least 500 mm above turret for 360° surveillance including firing of weapons. (ah) 01 x LRF to be integrated with the GMS. It should have an accuracy of at least 01 meter, maximum range of 10 kms and a minimum range of 400 m. Data from LRF to be displayed on VDU and integrated with FCS and GCE. (v) Visual Display Units (VDUs). (aa) Suitably placed military grade independent VDUs should be available to all crew members to view inputs from respective electronic sights as well as inputs fed from other electronic sights through the FCS including from the RCWS, Situational Awareness System, Loiter Munition & Mini-UAV. (ab) The VDUs for Commander & Gunner should display natural, hi-resolution, HD coloured view by day & night either on suitably placed display panel. Additional head/ helmet mounted display to be provided for crew to display critical inputs for primary functions. (ac) Quality of image/ video should enable automatic manual adjustment of brightness, contrast and focal length to suit individual users. (ad) VDUs should permit touch-screen functions to execute certain actions of GCE (Control Unit). (ae) Suitable number of display panels should also be installed in stick compartment to provide view from the Commander‟s Sight to personnel sitting as Stick. (af) To increase crew‟s mission efficiency; terrain/ tactical/ situational update as well as armament/ vehicle performance & diagnostic data should be displayed/ overlaid in digital form on the VDUs and head/ helmet mounted displays. (vii) Situational Awareness System. A suitable situational awareness solution to provide day & night real-time near natural 360° vision around the FICV(Tr) under closed hatches to the Commander should be provided. The system should produce a real-time fully stitched video and should allow Commander to „seethrough‟ the FICV(Tr) in real time, in visual and infra-red/ thermal modes up to at least 500m. The Situational Awareness System should be integrated to the FCS of FICV(Tr) and the output from it should be provided to Commander on a Head-up Display aligned to direction of his head. The output should also be available on the VDUs of Commander and in the Stick Compartment.
7. Protection. (a) Front, Sides & Top. A modular armour based system to provide at least STANAG-5 level protection in frontal arc and at least STANAG-4 level on other sides including top. Facility of additional STANAG-6 level protection in the frontal arc by means of removable armour panels should be provided. (b) Belly. At least STANAG Level 3B (Blast). (c) Glasses. At least STANAG-2 Level. (d) Laser Warning System (LWS). A LWS integrated to the FCS should be provided. When activated, it should be capable of detecting all kinds of lasers directed on the FICV(Tr) and provide audio visual warning to the crew. In addition to warnings, there should be provision to selectively activate/ deactivate following reactions when laser is detected:- (i) Simultaneous initiation of Anti-Thermal & Anti-Laser (ATAL) smoke screen indirection of incoming laser. (ii) Automatically point CPS to the laser source. (iii) Automatically traverse the turret to the laser source and fire a pre-designated weapon on it. (iv) Provision to manually fire ATAL smoke shells in a desired direction for use as a smoke screen. (e) Active Protection System (APS). A stand-alone APS to effectively counter incoming direct & Top-Attack ATGMs, Drones, Rocket Propelled Grenades and KE ammunition to be provided. (f) Spall Liners. The interior of the crew and stick compartments should be fitted with spall liners to prevent injury to crew from fragments. (g) CBRN Protection System. Capable to detect all known types of Chemical Agents & Nuclear Radiations and provide protection to the crew, stick and sub systems against CBRN contamination for at least six hours continuously. (h) Water, Moisture & Dust Protection. All sights, sensors & sub systems which are mounted on the exterior of FICV(Tr) should be water, moisture & dust proof. No water and dust should enter into the crew, stick and engine compartments when all hatches are shut. In case there is ingress of water, effective bilge pumps should be provided for automatic & manual extraction of water to ensure no degradation in positive buoyancy and all systems of FICV(Tr) remain functional. (i) Protection Against Fire. A Fire Suppression System must be provided to automatically extinguish all kinds of fire inside crew, stick & engine compartments including turret. Additionally, sufficient quantities of manual fire extinguishing equipment should also be provided for extinguishing fire outside the FICV(Tr) and within crew / stick compartments. 8. Communication. FICV(Tr) should have following communication facilities:- (a) FICV(Tr) Gun Version to have qty 02 radio sets and FICV(Tr) Command, Command & Surveillance Version to have qty 03 radio sets. The radio sets should be located within arm‟s reach of Crew Commander and only in-service radio sets (BNE) will have to be installed
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