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  1. sathya

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    India developing indigenous artillery guns

    NEW DELHI (PTI): With the army failing to induct new artillery guns in the last 25 years, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing an indigenous 155mm 52 calibre howitzer for the armed forces.

    "Armament Research and Development Establishment (DRDO's lab) in Pune is working on developing indigenous artillery guns," DRDO chief V K Saraswat told reporters here.

    He said the work on these guns has been on for quite some time now but the agency was "lying low" and focusing on other programmes.

    "The laboratory is working on advanced metallurgy for the barrels of the howitzer and is looking at an increased rate of fire in it. We are hoping to complete the development in another four years time," the DRDO chief said.

    Asked if there was any specific request from the armed forces to produce the guns, a senior DRDO official said after the Bofors gun deal in 1986, no gun has been inducted in service and it was felt that the Army would need such a gun.

    DRDO had earlier developed the 105 mm field artillery guns for the Army and is still in operational service.

    DRDO had started working on the development of the Bhim self-propelled howitzer about a decade back but the project was virtually scrapped after South African firm Denel was blacklisted by the ministry.

    Despite several attempts, cancellation of tenders due to various reasons has not allowed the army to induct any new artillery gun in the last 25 years after the controversy surrounding the Bofors guns snow-balled into a big political issue.

    Talking about the developments in the advanced version of the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) programme, he said, "We are looking to test-fire a missile from its canon and demonstrate that capability by next year."
     
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    what they are doing with all the designs of the bofors guns????:what:
     
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    DRDO made 105 mm field gun which was inducted into army and is still operational( and also mainstay). they made 185 mm gun back then also and showed it to army but got rejected as army was interested into sub 155 mm guns, though army later on went for 155 mm guns, but the 185 mm gun was rejected and went to lockers of DRDO. now they took it out and are now working on new technology integration to make it a weapon of 21st century
     
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    http://indian-defense-news.blogspot.com/2011/04/arjun-mk2-will-use-leclerc-and-merkava.html
    now wouldnt it be a better idea to induct more of these :chilli::chilli:
    sorry for that hope its working now
     
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    Buddy please take a look at your link as its not working. Is this a new article ? If yes then atleast write the headline....
     
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    Army's desert exercise enters crucial phase

    New Delhi: The Indian Army's massive exercise in the Rajasthan desert entered its crucial phase Thursday with the entire South Command gearing up to test its warfare doctrine in a simulated battlefield environment.

    Sudarshan Shakti, as the two-month long war game that began last month is called, is a joint exercise of Pune-based Southern Army Command and Gandhinagar-based South Western Air Command (SWAC).

    "The exercise has entered its crucial phase. The training was progressively structured to build on from the smallest unit upwards and today, it is the entire Southern Army, which is being put through its paces in a simulated battlefield environment. In this overall effort, network-centric warfare is one of the crucial aspects being validated," Jodhpur-based defence ministry public relations officer Colonel S.D. Goswami said in a release.

    "The endeavour has been to validate and integrate the use of all available assets, including satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles and human intelligence to assist commanders at all levels in taking dynamic and proactive operational action in a fluid battlefield," he added.

    Another important facet being validated is the real-time sensor-to-shooter loop, which enables commanders to take instant decisions even as information is shared among platforms and personnel to order the weapons to be deployed.

    Network-centric warfare provides shared information of the battle space among armed forces and is an integral part of the ongoing transformational studies.

    The Southern Army Command has deployed its most potent formation, the Bhopal-based 21 'Strike' Corps, involving over 50,000 troops and over 200 battle tanks and artillery guns for the exercise, which will go on till middle of December in an effort to train the army units for future battles.
     
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    http://www4.janes.com/subscribe/jdw/doc_view.jsp?K2DocKey=/content1/janesdata/mags/jdw/history/jdw2011/jdw47649.htm@current&Prod_Name=JDW&QueryText=


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    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a global request for proposals (RfPs) on 18 November for 66,000 5.56 mm assault rifle for an estimated ...
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    @Sathya
    Ca u post the whole news ? Or atleast headline ?
     
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    Indian Army's infantry combat vehicle engines to be upgraded

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    Indian Army's infantry combat vehicle engines to be upgraded | TwoCircles.net
     
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    Indian-Russian armies to conduct joint exercise

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    Improving the Arjun's already great suspension
    by Ajai Shukla
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    One of the distinctive features of the Arjun tank is its hydro-pneumatic suspension, distinct from and far more advanced than the "torsion bar" arrangement that conventional MBTs (including the T-90) feature. The Arjun's suspension provides a smoother ride, making the tank a more stable gunnery platform that permits more accurate engagement of targets whilst on the move.

    The Arjun Mark II features an enhanced version of the Arjun's well-proven hydro-pneumatic suspension, with the new one designed for a 70-tonne load. This is part of an improved "running gear", including the road wheel mountings, the road wheels, axle arms and shock absorbers.

    The new suspension has already been tested in the recent trials and run for 1,300 kilometers. In order to obtain an accurate comparison with the earlier suspension, the trial tank was fitted with both: the old suspension on the left side and the new one on the right. The photographs --- in which the new suspension still looks new while the old suspension looks somewhat the worst for wear (not surprising; 1,300 km is a lot of running!) --- point to a successful upgrade.

    The Arjun's suspension will be practically all-Indian. The road wheels, which continue to be built by Sundaram Industries, have been improved with better manufacturing and bonding processes for the rubber. Tractor Engineeers Ltd (TENGL), an L&T company, is doing parallel development of the Arjun track (imported so far), including development of one of the most difficult running gear technologies: the track pins.

    I am amused at the many who appear to believe that the Arjun is "built entirely of foreign components" that are "hammered together in India". This kind of view is rooted in a deep lack of understanding of the processes of indigenisation. It is true that almost 60% of the cost of the Arjun goes on imported components. Practically all of that goes on just three components --- the power pack; the gunner's main sight (GMS); and the gun control equipment (GCE). Almost all the Arjun's other 10,000-odd component are sourced from Indian industry, which is rising to the challenge. More support from the government, in terms of better procurement procedures, would accelerate this.
     
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    Brahmos achieves Mach 6.5 speed during lab test

    Brahmos achieves Mach 6.5 speed during lab test, IBN Live News
     
  13. angeldemon_007

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    I recently read in a blog that for lsv requirement IA selected Force Motors Trishul lsv. Is it true ? IA didn't go for AXE or Tata's light strike vehicle ?

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    Were only Indian companies selected for the tender?
     
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    Yes....
     
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