Indian Army issues global RFI for 938 air-defence guns

18 December 2018

The Indian Army (IA) has invited responses by 17 January from foreign manufacturers to its request for information (RFI) for 938 air-defence guns and 505,920 rounds of ammunition to plug an operational gap in its inventory.

The RFI, which was issued on 27 November, requires the ammunition to comprise 342,720 high-explosive rounds and 163,200 Smart 3P all-target rounds.

The air-defence guns, which must not weigh more than 5,000 kg, are required to fire 300 rds/min and be able to engage aerial targets to a range of more than 4 km and an altitude of 2,500 m.

They should also be able to engage targets moving at speeds of 500 m/s and above, and have a “minimum hit probability of 0.6 during an engagement cycle”.

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