Army of India Request For Information for new combat vehicle to replace Soviet-made T-72 MBT 12706153

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Army of India Request For Information for new combat vehicle to replace Soviet-made T-72 MBT.
The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting responses from companies by July 31 to design the vehicle which will form the “base platform for the Main Battle Tank which is planned to replace the existing T-72 tanks in the Armoured Corps”.
     
The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting responses from companies by July 31 to design the vehicle which will form the “base platform for the Main Battle Tank which is planned to replace the existing T-72 tanks in the Armoured Corps”. The T-72 Main Battle Tank (MBT) called Ajeya in the Indian army is a licence manufactured Russian T-72M1.
     
Intending to replace the Soviet-origin T-72 tanks, the Indian Army has invited proposals from domestic and foreign firms for designing a ‘Future Ready Combat Vehicle’, significantly at a time when DRDO is already working on such a project.

The RFI is open to both domestic and international firms. According to the Indian Army, the best design will be chosen and given to nominated developing agency for production of the prototypes.
 

The selected prototype will be given to production agency, which could be a domestic firm, for bulk production, defence sources said.

“The FRCV (Future Ready Combat Vehicle) is planned to be a design and development project, to be executed in three stages - design stage, prototype development stage and production stage,” it said.

The RFI added that a ‘Future’ Combat Platform design must cater for ‘future’ battlefield environment and technological possibilities.
 

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