DRDO’s F-INSAS programme to be ready in two years
PUNE: The ambitious Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS) programme of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) aimed to equip the Infantry with state-of-the-art equipment for greater success in combat with minimal loss, will be ready for trials in two years.
"F-INSAS has been taken up to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. Numerous DRDO labs are working on the system. Pune-based lab Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) is developing the futuristic weapon system," distinguished scientist and Chief Controller R&D Dr S Sundaresh told Sakal Times.
He was in the city to attend the International Robotic Conference held at the city-based DRDO laboratory Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) in Dighi.
"The infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon systems that will have multi-functions. The core systems include bullet proof helmet and visor. The bullet proof helmet is an integrated assembly equipped with helmet mounted flash light, thermal sensors and night vision device, miniature computer with audio headsets," Dr Sundaresh said.
The personal clothing of this soldier of the future would be lightweight with a bullet-proof jacket. The futuristic jacket would be waterproof, yet it would be possible to breathe. The new attire will enable the troops to carry extra load and resist the impact of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare.
The new uniform will have vests with sensors to monitor the soldier's health parameters and provide quick medical relief.
The weapons sub-system is built around a multi calibre individual weapon system with the fourth calibre attached to a grenade launcher. These include a 5.56 mm, a 7.62 mm and a new 6.8 mm under development for the first time in India. "We have developed most of the systems. It will take us another two years demonstrate the integrated system. We are hopeful of a successful demonstration that would translate into orders from the user," he said.
The DRDO official said that the Armed Forces are looking at our product as well as those available in the foreign market. The technology is almost on par with that in the international market.
"These are designed to suit our soldiers' needs. This will help generate local business and employment as lot of private companies are also involved," Dr Sundaresh said.
That is Good news
07-09-2013, 07:10 PM
i am ready to see some solders with F-insas
Rock n Rolla
07-09-2013, 07:33 PM
Good news if DRDO can meet the deadline
07-09-2013, 07:38 PM
from nowhere to near to reality.... amazing... this will improve our strength against those small eyes morons. if we can develop them with 1 year delay still it can do wonder for us
07-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Delay is biggest enemy of our Defence Projects
07-09-2013, 07:43 PM
That was a good reply
07-09-2013, 07:41 PM
07-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Actually, more than delay, it's the person(s) who causes the delay who's a bigger enemy.
Delays are the result of lack of planning/foresight. Yeah sure, there are unexpected reasons
sometimes, but in our case, there is a delay in every single project!!
07-09-2013, 10:52 PM
i dont' think drdo's assault rifle 'll be comparable to the modern tavor and other foreign rifles.. So its better to go for beretta's assault rifle..
07-10-2013, 12:22 AM
i will give them 8 years six years in advance before they come up with new excuses
It will be in few years when more field trials are done and they learn more all you need is to be successful once and we will have it and get it inducted and then changes and upgrades with time will come
07-11-2013, 02:57 AM
the rifle has failed field trials i remember reading they have not been again in field after that i was reading at low temp they jammed
Now they need to fix that also create this so 8 years atleast for it to be figured out IMO it does not really matter 2020-2025 Indian system will have integral part one or other so F-insas even if ready until then better late than never
07-11-2013, 03:10 AM
it doesnt have to do anything with the insas rifle if im not wrong... n dat rifle isnt dat bad... it just jams in desert n snowy condition... i have seen railway police at pune station with insas...
07-11-2013, 03:45 AM
you can't spend 20 years making a rifle and even then you make one which jams in this condition or that condition. Insas need to tested and modified