SP's Land Forces - Issue 5 - 2018

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Issue Features

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    LEAD STORY
    Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) Quagmire: Analysis of the Paralysis and Way Forward
    By Lt General A.B. Shivane (Retd)

    Fourteen years of deliberation (2004-2018) and frequent changes in procedural stance have yielded miniscule capability enhancements in the BMP II fleet upgrade.

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    OPERATIONS
    Urban Warfare Solutions — Trends
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Urban operations require innovative forms of intelligence, including new sources and methods of collection, particularly open source information from non-military sources.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport Launches Sprut-SDM1 Light Amphibious Tank

    Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is launching the Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank built by the Tractor Plants Concern in the world arms market.

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    TERRORISM
    Counter Terrorism
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The challenges to international cooperation are manifold, aside from consensus on definition of terrorism.

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    FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Fresh Chapter in Indo-Italian Bi-lateral Cooperation
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    When it comes to the defence industry and procurement, Italian companies have developed an outstanding expertise, which can contribute significantly to the ‘Make in India’ flagship programme

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    ARMOUR
    Impenetrable Armour: The Future is Here

    The Armoured Corps is an indispensable arm for any Army, with an ability to penetrate defensive lines through the use of armoured equipment and tactics.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Army Commanders’ Conference: October 2018

    Army Commanders’ Conference was held from October 9 to 15, 2018, in New Delhi. A large number of issues ranging from operational, administrative, logistics and human resources were discussed.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Raytheon, US Army upgrade Excalibur projectile

    Raytheon and the US Army completed development of a revolutionary capability for cannon artillery by upgrading the combat-proven Excalibur® precision-guided projectile.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range

    Partnered with the US Army, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, recently completed Follow-On Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Raytheon, Rheinmetall join forces for US Army’s Next-Gen Combat Vehicle competition

    Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence have joined forces to meet the US Army’s requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

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    Indo-Japan Joint Exercise Dharma Guardian - 2018

    Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN - 2018, a joint military exercise between Indian & Japanese Armies, commenced at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengete, Mizoram, India on 01 November 2018.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    US Army completes qualification testing for new Stinger missile proximity fuze

    The US Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon.

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    Appointments

    Lt General P.S. Rajeshwar took over on November 1, 2018 as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee. Lt General P.S. Thimayya took over as Commander of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on November 1, 2018.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    This issue of SP’s Land Forces coincides with Indonesia’s Tri-Service Defence event named INDO DEFENCE 2018 EXPO & FORUM which will be held at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Indonesia from November 7-10, 2018.