SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s state-run Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL) will roll out a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) in 2024 around Defence Expo 2024 as per a report in the ” Janes Intel”. The company official claimed that FICV unlike in previous attempts won’t be based on the Russian BMP infantry combat vehicle (ICV), but will be a new design.
FICV Prototype will be powered by a 600hp engine with automatic transmission and will have a standardization agreement (STANAG) level four protection and active protection system.
FICV will weigh around 23 tons and will have a seating capacity of 11 fully armed troops, in addition, can be fitted with a loitering munition (LM) system, a remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), a fifth-generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, and a 30 mm automated grenade launcher.
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