DefenceIndian Army selects Private firm OshoCorp to supply 85K Armour Piercing FSDS...

Indian Army selects Private firm OshoCorp to supply 85K Armour Piercing FSDS rounds for tanks

Indian army OshoCorp to supply APFSDS Ammunition

Days after winning contract to supply Auxiliary Power Unit (APU’s) for Tanks, Private firm OshoCorp Global selected again by Indian Army to supply 125mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for T-72/T-90 tanks.

In September 2019, the DAC (Defence Acquisition council) gave its approval for indigenous development and production of the 125mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for T-72/T-90 tanks.

Under Make in India, OshoCorp has to develop and supply 85,000 of these Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) rounds for Indian Army tanks at the coat of 2,300 crores.

The complete round consists of two cartridges, an FSAPDS shot with a supplementary charge attached to it, called the secondary charge (or the front cartridge) and a main powder charge called the primary charge (or the rear cartridge).

The secondary charge consists of a shot which includes the tungsten alloy penetrator, three-segmented aluminium sabots, a tail fin for stability in flight, nylon bands, rubber seal, a tracer and a combustible cylinder with propellant charge.

The primary charge consists of a combustible cylinder with propellant charge, a steel cup which functions as the obturator and an electromechanical primer screwed on to the steel cup base.

Indian Army wanted such Armour Piercing FSDS ammunition which has a capability to achieve minimum Depth of Penetration (DoP) of 530mm (RHAe) at 60-degree angle of attack at 2000 metres.

The minimum shelf life of these must be not less than 10 years.

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