Research on to develop lighter battle tanks: Indian Army

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CHENNAI: Research is underway at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop light weight tanks for the Indian Army, said S D Dimri, Director General, Ordnance Factories, here on Wednesday.

He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory (AHVF).

Addressing mediapersons on the upcoming developments, he said the technology to destroy anti-tank missiles had been bought from Russia and the same, to be introduced soon, would be upgraded to suit the needs of the Indian tanks. "The present tanks weigh around 45-60 tonnes. Technological superiority is increasingly going to be the decisive factor in future battles. The prediction is that future tanks would weigh less than 30 tonnes, mak- ing them light enough to fly in fleets of C-130 transports, land on dirt strips, and roll off ready to fight," Dimri said.

"The production of equipment at the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory works out to 25 per cent and this translates to production of ` 2,600-crore worth equipment per year, whereas the total amount of equipment produced through all ordnance factories is `12,000 crore. Two more ordnance factories will come up in Nalanda (Bihar) and in Korba (Chattisgarh)," he added.

MC Bansal, Additional Director General, Indian Ordnance Factories, and MSN Rao, General Manager, AHVF, were also present.

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CHENNAI: Research is underway at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop light weight tanks for the Indian Army, said S D Dimri, Director General, Ordnance Factories, here on Wednesday.

He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory (AHVF).

Addressing mediapersons on the upcoming developments, he said the technology to destroy anti-tank missiles had been bought from Russia and the same, to be introduced soon, would be upgraded to suit the needs of the Indian tanks. "The present tanks weigh around 45-60 tonnes. Technological superiority is increasingly going to be the decisive factor in future battles. The prediction is that future tanks would weigh less than 30 tonnes, mak- ing them light enough to fly in fleets of C-130 transports, land on dirt strips, and roll off ready to fight," Dimri said.

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what exactly does he mean???
which tech does Russia have!!!!
 

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what exactly does he mean???
which tech does Russia have!!!!
i think he is talking about man-portable anti tank missiles or may be some components for nag/helina missile.. i am not sure :confused:

i am glad you brought this up.
 

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There was one thread where Indian army was co developing a light tank with Poland,what happened?
 

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Well may be after another 40yrs my grandson will be following the Light Tank with equal enthusiasm.
 

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The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : Indian Army may get tanks with radar tracking system
Indian Army may get tanks with radar tracking system


The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) intends to acquire technology to manufacture tanks equipped with automatic radar tracking system that can detect and destroy enemy missiles aimed at them, Shashi Dhar Dimri, Director-General of Ordnance Factories and Chairman of the OFB said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Golden Jubilee of the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) at Avadi here, Mr. Dimri said technological superiority was increasingly going to be the decisive factor in future battles.

"The prediction is that future tanks would weigh less than 30 tonnes, become more fuel efficient, easily transportable and provide all-round protection against mines, rocket-propelled grenades and quick firing canon shells"¦this technology has to be acquired. We have to upgrade our technological capability."

Describing the HVF as a technology powerhouse and backbone of the OFB, he said the tank was the single most technologically sophisticated weapon platform combining firepower, mobility and protection. The credit for making the country self-reliant in armoured vehicle primarily went to the HVF. The factory had improved the capability of Ajeya (T-72) tanks by incorporating new features. It was taking care of the lifecycle requirements of the Tanks by supplying spares.

"The Government has sanctioned new projects to augment the production capacity of the tanks and spares for armoured vehicles such as T-72 and T-90 tanks. This is being done to ensure that the HVF becomes the leader in defence production."

Mr. Dimri said two more Ordnance Factories would come up at Korba and Nalanda. A lot of technology was being bought from Russia and the latest was the move to procure 'Smerch' rocket which has a range of about 90-km and rated as one of the best in the world.

HVF General Manager M.S.N. Rao said the turnover of the factory was likely to cross Rs. 2,800 crore in 2011-12 and it was poised to face the challenges of future.
Speaking on the occasion, M.C. Bansal, Additional Director General (Armoured Vehicles) said HVF was embarking on a massive expansion programme for enhancing the production capacity of T-90 Tanks, T-72 variants and for production of spares with an investment of Rs. 1562 crore.
Mr. Dimri released the golden jubilee souvenir brought out to mark the celebrations.
 

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