Sunday, July 12, 2009

DRDO's Abhay ICV detailed

From August 2009 edition of DRDO Technology Focus
All Material Copyright DRDO

17 comments :

Shaurya said...

Is it indegineous or extension of APC 2.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Shiv
You just made my day!!!

Anonymous said...

arror - an update on the status of army acceptance of this vehicle would be appreciated

Anonymous said...

Looks so cheap. Is the engine at least common rail diesel with piezo injectors? Would be great if it is, but given this is DRDO product I somehow doubt it.

This will come in handy in fighting Naxals and Marxists who are getting funding from abroad to wage civil war in India. Nothing more.

sachin_sathe said...

Shiv
thx for posting.It seems to have quite contemparary specs & seems to borrow a lot from experience of developing Arjun.Now, only need is for army to induct it in large nos and use it as the base for FICV project difinition.

Anonymous said...

if u have 10 soldiers onboard a vehicle u need all round protection from atleast mid calibre weapons our soldiers are not rats, their life is precious &
should be of utmost importance
i dont think this icv can give IED
protection a basic need today

sagar said...

Hi,
Can you clarify the report on lca in hindu

Anonymous said...

Mass production must start to replace the BMP-1's and BMP-II's.

Anonymous said...

IED protection is going to be quite pathetic since it does not have angled surfaces to deflect the blast. We are still making 1960s era vehicles.

It would have been cheaper to just buy some Mahindra Jeeps. They would have presented a smaller target for terrorists and would be more 'agile' in the fields, too.

Anonymous said...

looks like a cheap copy of a BMP-1

Ali said...

A copy of this report can be found here (in pdf format):
http://www.drdo.com/pub/techfocus/2009/aug09.pdf

Anonymous said...

a good system indeed

Anonymous said...

"cheap copy of the BMP-1" - sure, as if the BMP1 had all round protection, with multiple armor types including ERA, an all digital, fully stabilised FCS with FSAPDS and HE capability, and dual ATGM launchers, plus thermals etc.

Can you Paki kids grow up - we all know your country cant make diddlysquat on its own. Doesnt mean you die with jealousy each time India does something...

Anonymous said...

When in service? On wikipedia says project started in late 1990s?

Anonymous said...

Going by the current encouraging trend wherein all 'indegineous' equipment being built by DRDO are being lapped up by cheapo latin american countries, this 'THING' might also find customers among the latinos. Maybe DRDO should build stuff only for foreign customers and leave the Indian Army/Navy/Airforce alone. LOL.

Anonymous said...

by the time it finished other countries will have better products like russians are fieldng bmp-2

Anonymous said...

Seem to me to be rather average. Disappointing.