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“To Support Tank Regiments”: India is looking for a replacement for the Soviet BRDM


In the worsening situation on the demarcation line between the Indian and Pakistani forces, New Delhi intends to deploy about two hundred new wheeled armored combat vehicles in the disputed region.

Against this background, a search is underway for a potential supplier of 198 units of new equipment required "for reconnaissance and support tank regiments in mechanized warfare ”.

These machines are designed to replace the obsolete army combat reconnaissance and patrol equipment of the BRDM of Soviet origin

- The Economic Times writes, indicating that a corresponding request for information has already been submitted.

The army plans to use new infantry fighting vehicles in the lowland sectors of Punjab and Rajasthan, demanding that they be able to work on the river relief. They should be characterized by high mobility, possess adequate armor protection and have weapons suitable for destroying enemy tanks. Among the requirements are the service life in 32 years, the payload in 2 tons (including ammunition and 4 crew members), the possibility of transportation to IL-76 and С-17, as well as by rail, the speed in 80 km / h .

The armament should be represented by two launchers, on each of which two anti-tank missiles of the “shot and forget” type will be placed with a probability of hit of more than 90 percent and a maximum range of 4 km. As the main gun called 30-mm gun, paired with an 7,62-mm machine gun.

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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 8 December 2019 04: 13
    .... And with a depth of immersion of up to 200 m, with a flight altitude of up to 12 km, with a speed of at least two flights wassat
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 8 December 2019 17: 02
      And "stealth mode" (invisibility) is required.
      1. cost
        cost 8 December 2019 17: 35
        And most importantly, the purchase should be with a rollback
    2. Kunar
      Kunar 8 December 2019 21: 51
      We once had a vertical take-off seeder ....
  2. Sergey39
    Sergey39 8 December 2019 04: 23
    Let them look. Anyway, after all, they will buy from us with any bonuses.
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 8 December 2019 05: 26
      In the 80s, the Libyan Defense Ministry bought the best weapons around the world. So they really liked our air defense systems, but did not like the cabins for pairing with the ACS. Low bandwidth hardware, weak modems. Did not like our radio stations and our radio relay stations. Bought in Germany. You can not tell further. They’re good, but they don’t interfere with our equipment. As a result, the Americans have struck almost unpunishedly.
      Apparently this happens for everyone until erysipelas is pushed into the corresponding substance.
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 8 December 2019 04: 40
    I did not immediately understand what kind of round stray in front of the turret it was, and these are the manhole covers open. And then you never know what Indians will fasten to the arrival of their beloved Maharajah!
  4. polar fox
    polar fox 8 December 2019 04: 42
    Belarusians gash them BRDM2 at will ... they have a good upgrade, and in warehouses, it seems)))
  5. krops777
    krops777 8 December 2019 04: 44
    Even then, the requests are too much like the desire to buy our Boomerang
    The BMP platforms will be equipped with the Boomerang-BM remote-controlled universal warhead module armed with a 30-mm 2A42 automatic cannon with selective ammunition (500 rounds of ammunition), a 7,62-mm PKTM machine gun (2000 rounds of ammunition) and two twin ATGM launchers "Cornet"
    1. Rusj
      Rusj 8 December 2019 04: 56
      thought so too!)
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 8 December 2019 05: 40
      Quote: krops777
      Even then, the requests are too much like the desire to buy our Boomerang

      It is unlikely that a foreign customer will buy a sample not accepted for service.
      For them, a boomerang cat in a bag.
    3. riwas
      riwas 8 December 2019 05: 56
      Not quite.
      The armament should be represented by two launchers, on each of which two anti-tank missiles of the type will be placed "Shot and forgot"
    4. avdkrd
      avdkrd 8 December 2019 08: 15
      Of the boomerang, they certainly need to think, but as our attitude: Pakistan will love our technology, because it is a gladiolus. In my opinion, the Indians played too much. Kizdit a lot. It is a pity of course, such a region, because of greed ....
      1. Kunar
        Kunar 8 December 2019 21: 53
        Packs in their own skin efficiency out)))
  6. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 8 December 2019 05: 34
    Actually, you can look at this "problem" better! In particular, we can say that now there is a struggle for "spheres of influence" between tracked and wheeled vehicles (armored vehicles ...)! The arguments "for" ,, wheels ,, and ,, caterpillars ,, are known ... and therefore I will not repeat myself! Simply, "inside the syabi" I drew attention to the fact that once great hopes were pinned, in particular, on wheeled-tracked vehicles! And this "mental rampage" was not limited to "Christie's suspension"! There is at least one prototype of a similar Soviet post-war armored vehicle ... there were reports about "foreign", "delights" ... Moreover, somewhere in the 80s in the "Foreign Military Review (in my opinion ... ) there was an extensive article in which the author complained that "wheeled-tracked vehicles" (KGT) were not deservedly forgotten and argued in favor of KGT! There were, from time to time, other messages indicating that the interest of the military in KGT was final Duc, maybe ... it is here that the "klondike is buried"? Perhaps, the triumphal procession of wheeled-caterpillar vehicles will begin? ..them should be offered "both"!
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 8 December 2019 05: 41
      Well, if only for the Indians. Some kind of Ganomag to get sick.
    2. avdkrd
      avdkrd 8 December 2019 08: 18
      Part of it is true, but the Indians do not play on the quality of technology, but on the rollback. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s tears .....
  7. mark1
    mark1 8 December 2019 05: 40
    In India, the BRDM turns out to support tank regiments ?! wassat Very "smooth" for these purposes BMP-3 or "Lynx" on its base, fit, "Sprut" in the end. Wheeled sheds are too good targets (although it may be so - they are distracting) what
  8. Gray brother
    Gray brother 8 December 2019 06: 04
    It would have been a long time since they had already cut something like a PT-76 for themselves, otherwise everyone is walking around the world with an outstretched turban - "Give the technology a Sahib, it's too expensive a Sahib, gilt the handle of a Sahib, otherwise I'll buy it from another Sahib."
  9. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 8 December 2019 06: 18
    "They must be highly mobile, have adequate armor protection and have weapons suitable for destroying enemy tanks."
    With mobility and modern anti-tank systems, it is more or less clear. But what is meant by "adequate protection" in the context of the required mobility, incl. and on the water, not really. And if you still marry a snake with a hedgehog, then the question of price will certainly arise.
    In general, it seems to me that the Indians do not need all of these BMPs. They are Pakistanis just dancing to death. Like us, in negotiations on the purchase of certain weapons.

    However, in this opinion I am not original here.
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 8 December 2019 06: 23
    "fire and forget missiles" are the key requirements that mean that Russia will not be in the tender.
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2019 07: 11
    Requests are of course maximum, and most importantly, all this combined in one machine. Want on demand, then you have to turn to Russia.
    1. Kunar
      Kunar 8 December 2019 21: 45
      And the crews to the Soviet ....))))
  12. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 December 2019 07: 16
    And it’s obviously weak to create, even in cooperation with someone, a technique with specified parameters?
  13. svp67
    svp67 8 December 2019 07: 25
    requiring them to work on the river topography.
    Is it swimming or the bottom?
    They must be highly mobile,
    Google translator article translated?
    The armament should be represented by two launchers, on each of which two anti-tank missiles of the “fired and forgot” type will be placed with a probability of getting more than 90 percent and a maximum range of 4 km.
    Russia, alas, then off the list
    1. Kunar
      Kunar 8 December 2019 21: 47
      We'll have to give the market. Let them turn to Musk! Well, or to the edge, to Lucas! He, as an option, will be able to offer an "imperial walker" from Star Wars ...
  14. Dmitry Gundorov
    Dmitry Gundorov 8 December 2019 10: 43
    French BRBM "Jaguar" are perfect
    1. Private-K
      Private-K 8 December 2019 13: 05
      She is not floating.
      And - when will the Indians get it? After 5-6 years, at best, the first small batch.
  15. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 8 December 2019 12: 09
    "Mess" is a good car, but, alas, it comes from the last century.
    Russia is a world leader in the production and design of advanced armored vehicles.
    India, for sure, will be interested in our new developments.
  16. Private-K
    Private-K 8 December 2019 12: 53
    It’s time to stick in hand and offer India a car based on the BRM-3K with improved instrumentation and PU Cornet or Attack. Or make one on the basis of the BMP-3 by replacing the combat module.
  17. Private-K
    Private-K 8 December 2019 14: 54
    He paused, checking the map ...
    Hindus need two different BRMs. For:
    - Rajasthan is a sandy dry desert, with open spaces, dusty and dry.
    - Punjap is fertile, extremely populated, with moist soft soil, closed.
  18. Kunar
    Kunar 8 December 2019 21: 44
    )))) I beg you! The reconnaissance patrol vehicle and infantry will not support))))