T-90 Bhishma / T-72 Ajeya of Indian Army : News and Discussions

Gautam

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Army Day 2020 : T-90

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Oh right. Didn't see it. My bad.
Extremely sloppy work. Plus you didn't add Stratfront's watermark which is bad enough. What's worse is you didn't even efface the other watermark. This is a blatant rip off. Eshwin would've done a better job.
 

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For the interim Army is looking to improve the combat capabilities of BMP2 for its planned IBGs.

These are the things which might be added
1. Automatic fire control system to reduce the workload.
2. Panoramic Night vision capability.
3. New Communication system resistant to jamming so as to provide secure communication in war.

There might be other small things, but these 3 things are important. No leads on its power pack upgrade as of now. All depends on funding available.
 
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Gautam

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India to develop indigenous mine-clearing devices for its T-72, T-90 tanks

Posted On Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:19

The Indian army is set to develop a local mine flail for its T-72A and T-90S Bhishma main battle tanks (MBTs), the state-run Press Information Bureau (PIB) reported on January 21.

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Arjun Mk. II with mine plow at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

"The Defence Acquisition Council [DAC] approved prototype testing of trawl assemblies designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO] for T-72A and T-90S tanks, providing an important indigenous mine clearance capability to the [Indian] Army," said the PIB in a statement. The media outlet released neither details nor development terms of the new tank-mounted counter-mine system. However, as demonstrated at DefExpo India 2018, some Indian tanks are already equipped with a mine-clearing device, including the indigenous Arjun Mk.II MBT not yet deployed.

The flail solution is rather outdated for tanks: "Hobart's Funnies" were a number of unusually modified tanks operated during the Second World War by the 79th Armoured Division of the British Army or by specialists from the Royal Engineers. They were designed in light of problems that more standard tanks experienced during the amphibious Dieppe Raid that dramatically failed on 19 August 1942, so that the new models would be able to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy that actually took place on 6 June 1944. These tanks played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the landings. They were forerunners of the modern combat engineering vehicle and were named after their commander, Major General Percy Hobart. The U.S. Army copied some of these inventions.

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M4A3 Sherman with a flail, a Sherman variant then nicknamed "crab", one of the very useful World War 2 "Hobart Funnies". This one is displayed at the Tank Museum located in Bovington, UK (Picture source: Army Recognition)

According to the catalogue of Russia’s Rosoboronexport arms exporting company (a subsidiary of state corporation Rostec), the T-90S MBT features "an attaching lug for a mine plow".

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Indian T-72A modified with a mine-clearing device displayed at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

https://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2020_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/india_to_develop_indigenous_mine-clearing_devices_for_its_t-72_t-90_tanks.html
 

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India to develop indigenous mine-clearing devices for its T-72, T-90 tanks

Posted On Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:19

The Indian army is set to develop a local mine flail for its T-72A and T-90S Bhishma main battle tanks (MBTs), the state-run Press Information Bureau (PIB) reported on January 21.

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Arjun Mk. II with mine plow at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

"The Defence Acquisition Council [DAC] approved prototype testing of trawl assemblies designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO] for T-72A and T-90S tanks, providing an important indigenous mine clearance capability to the [Indian] Army," said the PIB in a statement. The media outlet released neither details nor development terms of the new tank-mounted counter-mine system. However, as demonstrated at DefExpo India 2018, some Indian tanks are already equipped with a mine-clearing device, including the indigenous Arjun Mk.II MBT not yet deployed.

The flail solution is rather outdated for tanks: "Hobart's Funnies" were a number of unusually modified tanks operated during the Second World War by the 79th Armoured Division of the British Army or by specialists from the Royal Engineers. They were designed in light of problems that more standard tanks experienced during the amphibious Dieppe Raid that dramatically failed on 19 August 1942, so that the new models would be able to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy that actually took place on 6 June 1944. These tanks played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the landings. They were forerunners of the modern combat engineering vehicle and were named after their commander, Major General Percy Hobart. The U.S. Army copied some of these inventions.

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M4A3 Sherman with a flail, a Sherman variant then nicknamed "crab", one of the very useful World War 2 "Hobart Funnies". This one is displayed at the Tank Museum located in Bovington, UK (Picture source: Army Recognition)

According to the catalogue of Russia’s Rosoboronexport arms exporting company (a subsidiary of state corporation Rostec), the T-90S MBT features "an attaching lug for a mine plow".

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Indian T-72A modified with a mine-clearing device displayed at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

https://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2020_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/india_to_develop_indigenous_mine-clearing_devices_for_its_t-72_t-90_tanks.html
 
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Indian Army seeks tank APUs from local producers

The Indian Army (IA) is seeking expression of interest (EOI) responses from indigenous vendors by 4 March to its plan to locally design and manufacture 3,257 auxiliary power units (APUs) for its fleet of T-72M1 and T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs). The value of the work has been put at INR13.25 billion (USD195.9 million).
In an EOI request issued on 27 January the IA’s Directorate General of Mechanised Forces (DGMF) enumerated its requirement as being for 1,657 APUs for the army’s T-90Ss and 1,600 for its T-72M1s, with each unit priced at INR3 million. The IA’s T-90S and T-72M1 MBTs currently operate without APUs.
 

Gautam

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India to develop indigenous mine-clearing devices for its T-72, T-90 tanks

Posted On Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:19

The Indian army is set to develop a local mine flail for its T-72A and T-90S Bhishma main battle tanks (MBTs), the state-run Press Information Bureau (PIB) reported on January 21.

View attachment 13491
Arjun Mk. II with mine plow at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

"The Defence Acquisition Council [DAC] approved prototype testing of trawl assemblies designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO] for T-72A and T-90S tanks, providing an important indigenous mine clearance capability to the [Indian] Army," said the PIB in a statement. The media outlet released neither details nor development terms of the new tank-mounted counter-mine system. However, as demonstrated at DefExpo India 2018, some Indian tanks are already equipped with a mine-clearing device, including the indigenous Arjun Mk.II MBT not yet deployed.

The flail solution is rather outdated for tanks: "Hobart's Funnies" were a number of unusually modified tanks operated during the Second World War by the 79th Armoured Division of the British Army or by specialists from the Royal Engineers. They were designed in light of problems that more standard tanks experienced during the amphibious Dieppe Raid that dramatically failed on 19 August 1942, so that the new models would be able to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy that actually took place on 6 June 1944. These tanks played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the landings. They were forerunners of the modern combat engineering vehicle and were named after their commander, Major General Percy Hobart. The U.S. Army copied some of these inventions.

View attachment 13492
M4A3 Sherman with a flail, a Sherman variant then nicknamed "crab", one of the very useful World War 2 "Hobart Funnies". This one is displayed at the Tank Museum located in Bovington, UK (Picture source: Army Recognition)

According to the catalogue of Russia’s Rosoboronexport arms exporting company (a subsidiary of state corporation Rostec), the T-90S MBT features "an attaching lug for a mine plow".

View attachment 13493
Indian T-72A modified with a mine-clearing device displayed at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

https://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2020_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/india_to_develop_indigenous_mine-clearing_devices_for_its_t-72_t-90_tanks.html

BEML Track Width Mine Plough on Indian Army T-90.
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INDIA BEGINS MANUFACTURING 400 T-90S TANKS FOR ARMY: REPORT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

India has commenced manufacturing 400 T-90S battle tanks for its army after it signed a contract with Russia to extend the build license until 2028, last year

“India made a decision to purchase T-90S tanks, which they are already producing under a license agreement. We extended the previous license deal until 2028 last year, so India could build 400 more tanks,” Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said during an interview with Rossiya-24 TV on Monday.

The Indian defence ministry’s acquisition body approved the purchase in November 2016.

Last April, India’s plan to procure a fresh batch of 464 T-90 tanks for $1.93 billion (INR 13,800 crore) was doing rounds in the media. "Russia will prolong the license for production of T-90 tanks in India. This is in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces," TASS reported, quoted the federal service as saying.

Following this, a Jane’s report said that the contract will be signed “in the next few months.”

According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present.

Shugayev also said that India is keen on buying MiG-29 fighters, 60 of which it already has in its inventory. "There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets," he said.

India Begins Manufacturing 400 T-90S Tanks for Army: Report
 

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INDIA BEGINS MANUFACTURING 400 T-90S TANKS FOR ARMY: REPORT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

India has commenced manufacturing 400 T-90S battle tanks for its army after it signed a contract with Russia to extend the build license until 2028, last year

“India made a decision to purchase T-90S tanks, which they are already producing under a license agreement. We extended the previous license deal until 2028 last year, so India could build 400 more tanks,” Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said during an interview with Rossiya-24 TV on Monday.

The Indian defence ministry’s acquisition body approved the purchase in November 2016.

Last April, India’s plan to procure a fresh batch of 464 T-90 tanks for $1.93 billion (INR 13,800 crore) was doing rounds in the media. "Russia will prolong the license for production of T-90 tanks in India. This is in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces," TASS reported, quoted the federal service as saying.

Following this, a Jane’s report said that the contract will be signed “in the next few months.”

According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present.

Shugayev also said that India is keen on buying MiG-29 fighters, 60 of which it already has in its inventory. "There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets," he said.

India Begins Manufacturing 400 T-90S Tanks for Army: Report
60 MiG - 29k?? What are they smoking ??