The Indian Ministry of Defense has published a request for the purchase of promising “tanks of the future” (Future Ready Combat Vehicle – FRCV), reports The Print. Tanks on the new modular platform can replace the vast fleet of Indian T-72 \ T-90. Will the new vehicles be able to become an alternative to Russian tanks and fight on equal terms with the Chinese modern tank loke Type-15, type 99?
The requirements for the FCRV program imply the presence of an artificial intelligence fire control system and a high level of general automation of machine control. This, coupled with the use of an automatic loader, plans to reduce the crew to 2-3 people. Also, the tank should be distinguished by minimal visibility in the IR spectrum. FCRV is planning to take the unprecedented awareness to a new level through augmented reality technology – it will allow the crew to “see through the armor.”
Particular emphasis is placed on driving performance: the desired power-to-weight ratio of the FCRV is 30 hp per ton (for T-90SM with an engine of 1130 hp – 24 hp/t while the power to weight ratio in Arjun mk1A is 21hp/ton) using a hybrid power plant. At the same time, the Tank must remain mobile throughout India – including the thor desert and freezing temp. highlands area.