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Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Indian_Idol, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Indian

    Indian FULL MEMBER

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    Yes, No part is very disappointed. It should have atleast 350 or more. I think IA top brass simply want to hide their face by ordering these 124 tanks, as new comparitive trials with T-72 & T-90 has simply hit the bull eyes and top brass want to cover their faces. If its clear Arjung is better than T-90 in all aspects then why no Arjun is ordered in more than 600-800 nos?

    Its really sad that our own armed forces are not accepting the good products which is indegenious and simply going for export that too even without trials .
     
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  2. HULK

    HULK 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I am happy to hear this news, we should buy more and more Local stuff to help DRDO develop more.
     
  3. Arjun MBT

    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    This was obvious to happen.... Good news.... Very happy Indeed
     
  4. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Generation 2.0: Arjun Mk-2

    Path for the development of the Second generation of Arjun Mk-2 has been cleared recently by the Ministry of Defence and funding allocated , while the Army has ordered more 124 Arjun Mk-1 to keep the production line in Avadi busy till the Arjun Mk-2 will start rolling out from 2013-14 onwards . DRDO rather than starting all over again the Arjun MK-2 will have the same design of Arjun MK-1, but major changes are planned for the new generation variant of Arjun Tank to keep up with the new technological changes which are been incorporated in the MBT’s world over .
    Arjun MK-2 will have Battle Field Management System (BFMS) which will enable the tank to get feed from UAV‘s and Helicopters, which then enable the Arjun mk-2 tank crew much aware of their surroundings and better understanding of the battle zone, this will lead to improvement in coordinating with other Friendly tanks in the zone and also avoid Friendly kills, it will also give information regarding enemy tank movement along with their troops and help navigate terrain in the battle zone.
    Self-diagnostic system (SDS) will also be added to Arjun Mk-2 which is like a health monitoring system. it will not only tell the tank crew if it is having any problem but also point out the trouble area , it is also important when Tank has taken multiple hits from different position and from different ammunition after a self-diagnose Tank crew will know exact damage inflicted on the Tank .
    Arjun Mk-2 will get a new efficient 1500bhp engine which has been in development by DRDO in India its self, they are reports that a Indian Private industry is also working with DRDO on the engine development, currently Arjun MK-1 is powered by German supplied 1400bhp engine which is quite old in design and technical parameters but still a powerful and respected engine in the world.
    NERA (non-explosive reactive armor) will be added to Arjun Mk-2 this will give the tank additional protection against anti-tank munitions, unlike ERA, NERA will enable tank to take multiple hits anti-tank munitions, but also increase the weight of Arjun MK-2 to 60 tons from its current weight (Arjun MK-1) of 58 tons.
    It is much likely that Arjun Mk-2 will also spot Air-conditioning system for the crew, which will be powered from an APU which will draw its power from the Main engine of the Tank; this will enable the tank crew to operate in higher temperature of desert heat without any discomfort to the tank crew, Arjun MK-1 already has hardened electronics that function perfectly even in the Rajasthan summer without requiring any Air-conditioning system.
    More changes will take place in Arjun Mk-2, above mentioned are mostly likely changes which will take place in the new variant.
     
  5. Arjun MBT

    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    What are the Predicted features In mK2?
     
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  6. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    After receiving orders for 124 more Arjun main battle tanks, the DRDO has decided to supply an advanced version of the weapon system to meet the requirements of the Army.

    “We will have the modifications (on Arjuns) that the Army is looking for,â€￾ Defence Research and Development Organisation chief V K Saraswat said here on Thursday.

    He was asked if the DRDO had any plans of delivering a more advanced version of Arjun to the Army as part of the next order. The DRDO chief was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the golden jubilee of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS).

    Saraswat said that the DRDO had already started working on the mark II version of the tank, which will incorporate a number of modifications that have been sought by the Army.

    “We have to make certain modifications in the tank, which we call the Arjun mark II version. Development process on mark II is already in progress and our scientists and the Army are working together,â€￾ Saraswat said.

    The DRDO chief said the decision by the Army to place orders for 124 more Arjuns will ensure that the assembly line of the tanks is “engagedâ€￾.

    Army has till date placed orders for 248 Arjun tanks of which 124 have already been delivered to it. The orders for additional 124 tanks was placed after the comparative trials in March and April this year.

    The comparative trials between the Arjun and the Russian T-90 were carried out to decided the future of the tank in the Army, during which the indigenous tanks reportedly performed satisfactorily.

    The DRDO wants the Army to place orders for at least 500 Arjuns to recover its investments before staring work on the futuristic main battle tank for the service.

    Commenting on the role of INMAS during the recent Mayapuri radiation leak case here, Saraswat said, “INMAS also has the expertise of detecting nuclear radiation and we provided the fastest response to the casualties there. We were able to send our teams within four hours and we also found out the level of radiation.â€￾
     
  7. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Just make a lighter version of the tank, a 60 ton can't operate in Thar and the Tibetan plateau
     
  8. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    There are no issues with the weight of the tank.

    Look at the image:
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    It is the ground pressure which is the important measure. Just like a camel being heavier can walk on sand, but a dog weighing much less can not, Arjun being heavy has more surface area to share the weight.

    This is good enough for Thar desert and as for Tibetan plateau, there is no tank that can be transported to such heights. The border is full of mountain peaks as high as 7800 meters. No tanks can operate there.
     
  9. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The Army still has issues with the weight, in fact they were the ones who wanted a 45 tonne tank.
    I think it's more than that, bcoz the Army went ahead with the lighter T-90.
     
  10. Desi Jatt

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    will they also be working on the High powered laser based weapons on the mk II , as requested by the army ??
     
  11. Arjun MBT

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    Well I guess DRDO is Developing Active protection system to be Integrated for Arjun MK2.... good going
     
  12. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    I don't understand the weight issue. Why is a heavy tank a bad thing???
    The ground pressure is the same, so it shouldn't make any difference in the performance of the tank.

    The only concern was a logistical issue of transporting these tanks. But aren't these being deployed in Rajasthan? Where does a need to transport them come in?

    And it has been clarified several times that the railways is more than capable of transporting tanks of this size.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    what is the rate of fire of arjun,is drdo interested in making any upgradation to it
     
  14. Arjun MBT

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    Well must be More than 7 and Its Automatic I guess....
     
  15. hotstud69

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    Arjun Mark II battle tank getting ready, first trials by June 2012

    Chennai: The prototype of the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) Mark II will be ready for testing by June 2012, officials of the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVR&DE), Avadi, have said. The Arjun MBT Mark I was tested in 1984.
    Officials of the CVR&DE, the nodal design and development agency for the MBT, said Mark II was not only a improved version of Mark I but also had several unique features, including greater missile firepower and better protection. “By the summer of 2012, we will come out with a prototype of Arjun Mark II for tests by the Army while the complete version will be ready by 2014,” CVR&DE director P Sivakumar told The Times Of India.
    On July 9, the first executive board meeting was held at the CVR&DE on finalizing the configuration for the Mark II where officials of the DRDO and CVR&DE reviewed progress made by various establishments towards meeting the various requirements of the Army. Besides the CVRDE, the expertise of several allied DRDO organisations was taken for developing the Mark II.
    Of the 82 improvements requested over the earlier version, the CVR&DE has so far completed 21 improvements. Some of them are: substantial increase in the missile firing capacity, provisions for night vision and for enabling the crew to engage targets under static and dynamic conditions. “Many of the improvements requested are technical in nature. The Mark I could engage targets only under static conditions. However, the Army wanted this version to engage in static and moving conditions so we incorporated them,” said Sivakumar.
    The new version will also have a explosive reactive armoury (ERA) that will help the crew identify explosives deployed by the enemy from a distance and take precautionary measures. The 12.7mm advance air defence gun and a new builtin power unit to reduce the noise generated are among the the other features.
    The present MTB with the Army is covered with nets during operations. Mark II will have a perfect camouflage. “We delivered 80 of the 124 Arjun Mark I tanks and will deliver the rest before March 2011. We have got orders for another 124 tanks,” Sivakumar added.

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