Indian Army awards OshoCorp contract for T-72 and T-90 tank APU
OshoCorp Global is selected by the Indian Army after nearly four years of selection process for development & supply of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) under Make II guidelines of Ministry of Defence, Government of India, and project sanction order is issued to OshoCorp, ESDPA reports.
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T-90 Bhishma displayed at DefExpo India 2018 near Chennai (Picture source : Army Recognition)
Ashutosh Khate, CEO of OshoCorp Global, explained that T-72M1Ajeya and T-90S Bhishma Tanks are the mainstay of the Indian armored forces. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is an alternate source of power for the Fire Control System of the Tank and ancillaries, to cater for power requirements, while deployed in surveillance mode during a lull in battle, and during training, with a view to conserve the life of main engine of the Tank.
Initially, the competitors were required to develop four APUs (two each for T-90 and T-72 tanks) for trial . The project will help India to become self-reliant in APU manufacturing technology for tanks.
Col. PK Juneja, Head of Special Projects at Osho, said that the present contract has a huge potential to generate future domestic and export business which can be many times more than the current procurement of APUs requirement, keeping in mind the present inventory of T-72M1, T-90S, Arjun tanks and BMPs deployed by the ndian armed forces and expected new tank supplies in the coming years. In the export market, the countries using Russian-made T-72 and T-90 tanks can benefit from India’s development of APUs.
OshoCorp Global Pvt Ltd is a DIPP certified Defence & Aerospace StartUp with ISO 9001:2015 certification, having NCAGE No. 1691Y (NATO). OshoCorp is in receipt of multiple Defence Industrial License’s (DIL) from the Government of India for manufacturing Restricted & Sensitive Defence Systems, Weapon platforms & Ammunitions including Auxiliary Power Units (APU) & Environmental control units (ECU) for Tanks.