Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tata Power SED's Hybrid BIHO 30mm Gun & Missile Air Defense System at DefExpo 2014

A model of Tata Power SED's Hybrid BIHO 30mm Gun & Missile Air Defense System at DefExpo 2014
Tata Power SED is collaborating with South Korea's Doosan DST to produce a hybrid version of Doosan's 30mm BIHO Self Propelled anti-aircraft gun system. The hybrid system will field the existing twin 30mm guns as well as VSHORAD missiles and will be mounted on chassis of K-21 IFV manufactured by Doosan DST, but the hull and chassis of the IFV will be manufactured, using alternate material, based on Doosan TOT,  at Tata's new manufacturing facility being set up on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The system will have crew of four, combat weight of 26.5-t, max speed of 60-kph and a cruising range of 400-km. It will be able to negotiate a gradient of 60-deg and slide slope of 30-deg; and it will be a able to ford through 1.2-m of water.

It will be equipped with an XBand Pulse Doppler radar as well as electro optic sight for passive day (TV) and night (Thermal) tracking of targets from 0.1-km to 7-km.

The twin 30-mm will be able to fire 600 rds/min each to an effective range of 3-km. The missiles will have a max effective range of 7-km, max altitude of 3.5-km, max speed of Mach 2.1 and feature a HE warhead with impact and proximity fuse.