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Indian Army desirous of missile-armed wheeled AFVs

12th July 2022 - 03:03 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The WhAP from Tata Advanced Systems Limited must be considered a strong contender to carry ATGMs for a new Indian Army requirement. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

India wants to mount ATGMs on wheeled armoured vehicles, plus it continues to test an ATGM fired from a tank 120mm gun barrel.

The Indian Army issued a tender notification for a wheeled armoured fighting vehicle that will be armed with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) on 5 July.

With an acceptance of necessity document already having been issued, responses indicating interest from domestic industry are due by 2 August. After this, an RfP will presumably be issued to contenders.

Solutions must be domestically designed and built, with at least 50% local content. Field evaluation trials are to occur within three years of the actual RfP issuance.

A month earlier, on 6 June, the Defence Acquisition Council had approved the procurement of such an ATGM-armed

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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