- Dec 16, 2013
Re: Army wants Light Specialist Vehicle
agree and disagree as far as scenario you put out it's true but then i would prefer man portable system such as javelin and carl gustav for the above mentioned scenario.isn't a man portable system more feasible than vehicle mounted RCL.This is true for the particular scenarios you have in your mind. There are scenarios where a jeep mounted RCL can go to places and take cover where tanks cannot get away. Besides, RCLs are not for tanks alone. They can be used for support vehicles, enemy bunkers, troublesome machine gun posts.
Imagine airdropping 4 jeep mounted RCLs into a zone where friendly forces are under attack and need something to rapidly outflank and take out something. RCLs on jeeps can technically work in Aksai Chin where no one is going to get too many tanks. It's different in Punjab or Rajasthan. Even in Punjab - jeeps may be able to rapidly ford rivers with lighter/smaller bridges while tanks may have to wait for heavy duty fording hardware. Helos may be simply able to lift jeeps and RCLs over obstacles which may not be possible for tanks.
it is unwise to restrict scenarios to a limited one where tanks are considered invulnerable ergo jeep mounted RCLs are useless.