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    Research on to develop lighter battle tanks - southindia - Chennai - ibnlive


    CHENNAI: Research is underway at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop light weight tanks for the Indian Army, said S D Dimri, Director General, Ordnance Factories, here on Wednesday.
    He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory (AHVF).
    Addressing mediapersons on the upcoming developments, he said the technology to destroy anti-tank missiles had been bought from Russia and the same, to be introduced soon, would be upgraded to suit the needs of the Indian tanks.� “The present tanks weigh around 45-60 tonnes. Technological superiority is increasingly going to be the decisive factor in future battles. The prediction is that future tanks would weigh less than 30 tonnes, mak- ing them light enough to� fly in fleets of C-130 transports, land on dirt strips,� and roll off ready to fight,” Dimri said.
    “The production of equipment at the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory works out to 25 per cent and this translates to production of� ` 2,600-crore worth equipment per year, whereas the total amount of equipment produced through all ordnance factories is `12,000 crore. Two more ordnance factories will come up in Nalanda (Bihar) and in Korba (Chattisgarh),” he added.
    MC Bansal, Additional Director General, Indian Ordnance Factories, and MSN Rao, General Manager, AHVF, were also present.
     
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    What about ifv abay?
     
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    Steping into Pakistani shoes!!!
     
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    Our Beml has already signed a contrct with poland to produce light tank
     
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    Wo to gaya thande buste me. :woot::woot:
    if you look at the history of army. i dnt think they want any indigenous product.
     
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    So its gone.we can wait for the indo-polish jv light tank
     
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    The best thing to do is go to Japan and ask for it. I don't think they will mind considering their decision to start opening up the defence sector. Also they are the only one with this kind of tech and we kind of have a very good relationship with Japanese at the moment...
     
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    I don't think so. AK is 48Tons.

    But it would be interesting to see if this is technically possible because keeping engine weight, space for the weapons and strength of turret and internal chamber size allow 30Tons weight? this reduction of weight shouldn't be a compromise at tank's survivability, range and potency to hurt.
     
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    care to share the details.
     
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    0-1000 in 27 seconds.
     
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    ThankGod, this development is not indigenous.
     
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    Thank god, you finally learned a "word".
     
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    I am frm cell phone so cannot post link.
    It is to have 120mm gun designed in poland incorporated into an automatic polish turret.
    The fuesalage is to be made by beml in their upcoming plant in palakad,kerala. It will have 3 man crew,engine in the front,and less than 20 ton weight.
    Source: kunal biswas in ***.
     
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    is this new tank FMBT?
     
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    :what:??

    The AK weighs 48 tonnes. That's classed as a medium tank.

    Light tanks are generally under 30 tonnes.

    Here's an example:
    Stingray Dynamics "Stingray III" Light Tank
     
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