Zorawar: Light tank for Indian army

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Everytime they talk about a light tank under 25 ton I laugh.

I have not seen a vehicle in service anywhere in the world which can withstand 30mm armour piercing rounds and not weight more than 35 tons.

Logical thing still is to go for a 45 ton tank category with a powerful engine for mobility. Else those 350 pieces will have same survival rates like bmp2s
 
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1000/25 = 40 ton tank, almost in T72 class
The 1000hp will obviously be at ground level. Take away some efficiency at very high altitude even with some modifications DRDO is talking about.

But even then for a 25hp/ton, we should have the envelope for expansion of upto 35 tons easily.

And modern European light tank prototypes weight in the same class.
 

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The 1000hp will obviously be at ground level. Take away some efficiency at very high altitude even with some modifications DRDO is talking about.

But even then for a 25hp/ton, we should have the envelope for expansion of upto 35 tons easily.

And modern European light tank prototypes weight in the same class.

L&T - K9 chassis? Wt will be?
DRDO - Gun & turret , calibre will be 120 mm smooth bore Or Rifled like arjun Or smaller gun?
 

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L&T - K9 chassis? Wt will be?
DRDO - Gun & turret , calibre will be 120 mm smooth bore Or Rifled like arjun Or smaller gun?
The chassis will definitely have inputs from K9 turret, but the export version of K9 comes with a downgraded Armour protection actually.

To be able to stop canon fire (say 20-30mm) canons, a lot of work will need to be done on our own. In the end the chassis should in my opinion be new with inputs both from BMP2 and K9.

Other things , let's wait. Def expo is round the corner.
 
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The chassis will definitely have inputs from K9 turret, but the export version of K9 comes with a downgraded Armour protection actually.

To be able to stop canon fire (say 20-30mm) canons, a lot of work will need to be done on our own. In the end the chassis should in my opinion be new with inputs both from BMP2 and K9.

Other things , let's wait. Def expo is round the corner.
Drdo has been working with south korean defense industry on tank armor for a while now. Its mostly been under raps in indian circle.
 
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The chassis will definitely have inputs from K9 turret, but the export version of K9 comes with a downgraded Armour protection actually.

To be able to stop canon fire (say 20-30mm) canons, a lot of work will need to be done on our own. In the end the chassis should in my opinion be new with inputs both from BMP2 and K9.

Other things , let's wait. Def expo is round the corner.
Drdo has been working with south korean defense industry on tank armor for a while now. Its mostly been under raps in indian circle.

In addition , the high-hardness steel and ultra-hard armor plate technology developed by ADD with its own technology proved the bulletproof performance for each type of structure that can be applied when applying the weapon system through international joint research between Korea and India, resulting in international cooperation in the defense R&D sector in the metal field. It has laid the foundation for promoting



This is a bullet test conducted by applying the drilled-type armor structure and modular armor structure designed in India to the ultra-hard armor plate developed by ADD . It was verified that it had hardness and strength .”


 
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The DRDO Light Tank will weigh about 25 tons and have a crew of three. The tank is planned to sport a 105mm rifled bore gun. This will be capable of firing FSAPDS rounds with 500mm of penetration, HEAT, HESH and ATGMs among others. The planned gun elevation is between -10° and +42° controlled by an electrically powered gun control system. An autoloader will be provided for the main gun.

Secondary armament includes a 7.62mm coaxial gun and a 12.7mm RCWS. Surveillance drones will be integrated with the tank. A diesel engine would be provided which DRDO claims would provide up to 32hp/ton at sea level. The amphibious tank can ford depths of 1.5m. The tank can attain a maximum speed of over 65kmph and will use rubber tracks.

The tank would feature all round STANAG Level 2 protection with add-on armour taking it to STANAG Level 4 in the front. Active Protection System, laser warning systems and NBC protection systems would also be integrated along with smoke grenade launchers. The tank will be designed to exert low ground pressure and would be air transportable.

The project is expected to compete with light tank offers by Israel and Russia. The first prototype of the tank is expected to be ready by 2023-24.

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The DRDO Light Tank will weigh about 25 tons and have a crew of three. The tank is planned to sport a 105mm rifled bore gun. This will be capable of firing FSAPDS rounds with 500mm of penetration, HEAT, HESH and ATGMs among others. The planned gun elevation is between -10° and +42° controlled by an electrically powered gun control system. An autoloader will be provided for the main gun.

Secondary armament includes a 7.62mm coaxial gun and a 12.7mm RCWS. Surveillance drones will be integrated with the tank. A diesel engine would be provided which DRDO claims would provide up to 32hp/ton at sea level. The amphibious tank can ford depths of 1.5m. The tank can attain a maximum speed of over 65kmph and will use rubber tracks.

The tank would feature all round STANAG Level 2 protection with add-on armour taking it to STANAG Level 4 in the front. Active Protection System, laser warning systems and NBC protection systems would also be integrated along with smoke grenade launchers. The tank will be designed to exert low ground pressure and would be air transportable.

The project is expected to compete with light tank offers by Israel and Russia. The first prototype of the tank is expected to be ready by 2023-24.

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Level 4 hardly means protection against HMG.

A canon fire from a 20mm system will tear this tank apart.
 
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