Loitering ammunition for beyond line of sight targeting and mini UAV’s for tactical surveillance are part of the needs specified by the FICV project . Some 1750 FICV are planned.
We are transforming ourselves from manpower intensive to technology enabled force, which is the way forward for the future
IDD Bureau Upping its war fighting capabilities, India has announced procurement of an additional 156 of Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP) 2/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV). The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), an entity owned by the Indian Ministry of Defecne, has been licence producing the Russian –parentage BMP’s since 1987. It has been tasked to
IDD Bureau As a part of its recast into a leaner force, the Indian Army is to outsource repair and maintenance of some of its fleet of two Russian-origin tanks — T-72 and T-90 — to private companies in India. India operates some 3500 tanks of these two types, including 1,070 T-90 tanks as well
IDD Bureau Russia has announced that the ‘Boomerang’ a wheeled combat platform – having multiple usages — is now available for sale in the international market. The product meets India’s ongoing programme to acquire 198 such vehicles. Read the Indian programme request here “We estimate exports of this platform in the foreseeable future at about
IDD Exclusive Adding a new dimension to its war fighting abilities, the Indian Army is now going to get loitering drones, capable of being launched from man portable platforms. Meaning two men carrying a ‘man-portable’ launcher can release a loitering drone which can do reconnaissance over an area and then direct itself to hit the
Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia are all set to take a step forward in the long pending deal to manufacture the Kamov Ka-226T helicopters. The Indo Russian Helicopter Private Ltd. (IRHL) is expected to announce a ‘road-map’ for the project at the def-expo-2020 ( Feb 5 to Feb 9) at Lucknow. This road
Def-Expo2020 IDD Bureau India’s artillery gun acquisition programme, is presently being bolstered with the rapid induction of two types of guns. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) produced by the BAE Systems and the K9 Vajra-T self propelled tracked gun produced by Larsen and Toubro ( L&T) in collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.
IDD Bureau Indicating a change in tactics and opening up the field for local Industry, the Indian Army now wants a specialised armoured fighting vehicle which can be deployed in the plains of Punjab and Rajasthan. Army wants a vehicle that should be wheeled, that would mean it wants speed and agility. Its existing options
IDD Bureau The Indian Army has successfully fired two newly acquired Spike LR anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The missiles from Israel have recently been inducted into the Army to fill in a void. The firing was witnessed by the top hierarchy of the Indian Army. Spike LR is a