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F-INSAS is India's program to equip its infantry with state-of-the-art equipment, F-INSAS standing for Future Infantry Soldier As a System. However the Indian Army has decided to drop the F-INSAS program in favour of two separate projects. The new program will have two components: one to arm the future infantry soldier with the best available assault rifle, carbines and personal equipment, such as helmets and bulletproof vests. The second component is the Battlefield Management Systems (BMS).

The program is modeled on the US military Future Warrior system.

F-INSAS has been taken up to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. This program is similar to the future soldier programs of other nations. F-INSAS includes a fully networked all-terrain, all-weather personal-equipment platform, enhanced firepower and mobility for the digitalised battlefield of the future. The weight carried by soldiers will need to be reduced by at least 50%.

The fully integrated Infantry of tomorrow will be equipped with mission-oriented equipment integrated with his buddy soldier team, the sub-unit, as also the overall C4ISTAR represents C4 (command, control, communications, computers) and ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) system.

In the first phase, to be completed by 2015, the infantry soldier will be equipped with a modular weapon system that will have multi-functions.

The Indian Army intends to modernise its entire 465 infantry and paramilitary battalions by 2020 with this program.

This page was last edited on 28 April 2018, at 17:54.
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FINSAS under CC BY-SA license.

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