There were definitive tenders for 30mm turret, FICV tracked & wheeled separately, AAP wheeled . AAp wheeled is armoured version with micro done and loitering ammo integration.
PROJECTS OF DRDO
Posted On: 03 FEB 2023 2:12PM by PIB Delhi
The Government has worked out the Mission Mode (MM) projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). As on date, DRDO is working on 55 MM Projects for a total sanctioned cost of Rs 73,942.82 crore. These are in the area of Decoys, Nuclear Defence Technologies, Air Independent Propulsion (AIP), Combat Suite, Propulsion System, Air Droppable Container, Torpedo, Fighter Aircraft, Cruise Missile, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, AEW&C Aircraft System, Gas Turbine Engine, Assault Rifle, Warhead, Light Machine Gun, Rocket, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), Infantry Combat Vehicle Command, Ordnance Disposal System, Tactical Radios, EW Systems, Radars, Life Support System, Geographical Information System, Surface to Air Missile, Anti-ship Missile, anti-Airfield Weapon, Glide Bomb, Simulator etc.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy and others in Lok Sabha today.
HAL CMD saying Ka-226T helicopter is better than LUH , and they are ready to assemble Ka-226T helicopter
Ka-226T Project with Russia Still On, No Conflict of Interest with LUH: HAL OfficialKa-226T Project with Russia Still On, No Conflict of Interest with LUH: HAL Officialwww.defensemirror.com
This is CMD of the company . How ll they convince countries to buy their product ? May be these PSUs have a different business model then we layman are used to ..
Finally this hafta vasooli has stopped.He hasn't made any such statement.
As a CMD his primary goal is to ensure the topline & bottom-line of the company he runs . HAL is Russia's first partner of choice. If the GoI determines the project is useful & gives the go ahead why would he refuse to partner it .
However , in all likelihood I doubt this project will come thru . The creation of HAL's Tumkur facility apart from the LUH meeting user department's requirements has killed what little hope anyone had of this project fructifying.
Moreover given the magnitude of Russia's exports to India ever since they became our primary source of oil for the past few months , there's a massive backlog of payments which haven't yet been cleared , something which's prompted Russia to threaten with holding further exports pending previous payments .
Apparently Delhi is facing a problem on evolving a steady mechanism in payments to Russia due to the sanctions plus Russia's asking for part payment in renmenbis.