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- May 26, 2010
Posts of ITBP and Army ..
Iraqi are using their outdated T-55 in very innovative way, In our case we can do the same for static strong hold along our defense ..
Not fantasy sir! Countries whose govt take national security seriously have done this in the past and are still doing it. Too much to expect from our govt.
Dude, atleast read the previous pageWe Need something like this
above is hits from RPG attack
This is improvised design at home, The problem is with local contractors and supply of material to front-line units ..
Sandbags are used all over the world for bunker protection because it is cheaper, easier and much more effective.
No .... There will be a small hole and some sand will start falling out of it but it will not become obsolete. And they use multiple layers of sandbags for protection in actual bunker.With a couple of hits even bags become obsolete right?
DRDO"s camouflage bunkers...Army makes bulletproof plan for border with modular bunkers
NEW DELHI: The Army has begun its search for Lego-like modular, portable, bullet and blast-proof bunkers to replace stone-mud-log and steel shelters as it secures the nation’s frontiers against China and Pakistan. The security revamp also includes standardising bulletproof material for all applications, including that for designing jackets and vehicles.
Besides maximising the use of technology to enhance operational efficiency, this is a way being taken the Army to adopt homegrown solutions rather than fine-tune foreign equipment as per local requirements.
BUNKER WITH LIGHT-WEIGHT MATERIAL
The Army is currently using two types of bunkers: One, constructed using material such as stones, mud and logs. The longevity of these bunkers is a problem because they collapse under enemy fire and are vulnerable to vagaries of weather. Two, steel bunkers constructed by ferrying material that are cumbersome to carry to high-altitude areas. They also need large manpower for construction and maintenance and don’t provide flexible loopholes for firing weapons.
The Army has raised these issues in its Compendium of Problem Statements. It has asked for solutions for having a light -weight composite material for bunkers, which can withstand enemy fire, extreme weather and requires the least amount of manpower for construction
The Army wants composite material in the form of panels and balis which being lightweight can be easily carried up mountains and like ‘Lego toys’, be quickly setup into bunkers, said an official.
The Army also wants bunkers to be modular in nature to allow it to easily adjust the direction of fire.
Recently, Coimbatore-based Amrita University offered a composite material made of hollow steel and filled with plywood to withstand blasts. Although, there is no word on it being bulletproof, there are plans to take up the project as a research model, explained the official.
The material gains importance in the light of the regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and the terrorist attacks on military bases in J&K. It is also equally important for areas along the LAC to provide adequate protection from the weather and possible conflict.
STANDARDISING BULLETPROOF MATERIAL
The Army is also looking at procuring lightweight, bulletproof and blastproof material for multi-purpose application, including for making jackets, vehicles and buildings. “It is standardising bulletproof material and will replace the existing bulletproof material after their lifecycle is over,” said an official.
The project will be brought under the Defence Ministry’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) that funds firm and academia to develop a prototype of the desired equipment. The TDF’s apex committee, comprising the vice chiefs of the three defence services, will soon clear the project to a private firm and an academia to develop a prototype.
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