Friday, April 09, 2010

Indian Army Scouts For Smart Shells


The Indian Army has invited information from global contractors for Sensor Fused Munitions (SFMs) for its 155mm calibre guns. The Army's RFI says it is looking to "enhance the accuracy of existing in-service ammunition.

Photo M982 Excalibur guided shell made by Raytheon-BAE Bofors

9 comments :

Parth said...

M982 is the most capable right now. But don't you need laser designators on UAVs or ground recce teams to use them? Not to mention a robust and secure network for data communication.

Parth said...

Ah Snap! I forgot it's got GPS navigation and an IMU. By bad. All the more reason to buy it. Unprecedented accuracy and hit probability is a force multiplier by itself. And the corps of artillery is so depleted they need multiplication many times over.

Anonymous said...

If the RFP is for "in service" ammo then the picture is incorrect, as recently sensor fused 'fuses' have been launched which are 1/10th the cost of excaliber to improve the accuracy of existing ammo

Pierre Zorin said...

Is it true that Oman is buying INSAS weapons?Have the defects that soldiers complained about i.e. jamming and oil leaks, been rectified?Apparently the Rifles have been on trial in Oman which tells me they would have discovered any defects.So the question then is - were there real defects or another excuse by the army headhonchos to get imported materials?

Anonymous said...

GOOD last time army bought russian krasnapol which were defective

Anonymous said...

Shiv,Do we have a doctrine of having strategic supersonic bombers like tu-160 blackjack,b-1 lancer,F-111.Has the IAF ever felt the need of maintaining fleets of such airplanes.

Soubhagya said...

Can't India manufacture it herself???

Anonymous said...

DRDO ? Are they researching inventing and or developing something which has edges over the rest existing on this earth.
Will we see the time when Indian companies will come up with such solutions for our Armed forces :-(

Anonymous said...

now these days indian armed forces purchasing everything what ever the thing is

but we dumbs always think in the other way

big ambitions and utter implications