Friday, May 14, 2010

Tonight On LiveFist: The First Detailed Look At What The Indian Army Wants From Its Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT)

While discussions on additional numbers of the Arjun MBT are discussed, and at a time when a formal mandate has been handed to DRDO to get cracking on a Mark-II version of the Arjun, later tonight I'll be posting the first comprehensive look at the Indian Army's wish-list from the prospective Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT) that will be developed and built in India.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that it will have a lightweight composite armor. The heavier tanks burns too much fuel.

Anonymous said...

Wishlist is all good. But it must be achievable within a specific time frame. The Army must be fully be a part of the development. Also It must not be from brochures. The capabilities must be what the army wants. Also there must be verification of the project at various stages.

Avi said...

still w8ing

pavan said...

I think the army has watched a little too much of star wars by the time or should i say if our scientist ever come out with a prototype with all the specs i think earth will be a colony for a alien race and most of the human population will be extinct

Pramendra said...

Its achievable but a more pragmatic approach be taken... the army must look at what is possible now.... 1 yr, 2 yrs... 4yrs down the line plus also invest/encourage home grown research and analysis... bring DRDO and others under the defence umbrella.. aka.. led by a general. Have tank commanders posted in DRDO and have engineers spend some time with the men operating the tanks...

Its not going to be easy.. but jahan chah hain... wahan raah hai..

my 2 paise..