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Arjun MBT News & Discussions

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

  1. Inactive

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    It won't be dropped. You are absolutely correct here. This will be the platform for the new project.

    The issue is the deadline given to DRDO and HAL by Modi. He has told them to either perform or pack up :)

    hence a desperation ... since when has DRDO been the nodal agency to comment on survivability and terrain mobility of equipment? Trial and actual warfighting are separate issues.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The Arjun design isn't a good design now. It's a 3rd gen design. A new tank should have an unmanned turret, crew capsule etc. You can have a 2 crew tank now along with a bunch of unmanned tanks. Arjun, or even Merkava, Abrams etc cannot be designed that way.
     
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    What do you think about FRCV and FMBT as two separate projects?
     
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    Grevion Think Tank TROLL ELITE MEMBER

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    Ah....i see.:troll:
     
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    When did that happen ?
     
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    Guynextdoor Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    more than a decade ago, in fact end of 90s.
     
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    Which engine was that ? A greaves one used in a BMP based ICV ?
     
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    Guynextdoor Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    No indigenous DRDO designed.
     
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    Please tell me it's name bro...
     
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    It was the original Arjun powerpack designed indigenously. After its failure they created a national mission on engine called Hindustan Power Pack program.
     
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    It cannot happen...just 400 hp from such an engine ? What kind of power density is that ? :tsk:

    Anyway BPP is 32 liter, turbocharged V 12.
     
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    yea, the first effort was that bad. Is BPP Bharat Power Pack? Is it ready for Arjun?
     
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    1. BHUBANESWAR: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully test-fired an anti-tank weapon having a strike range of 5 km from a next-gen tank at a defence test facility off Odisha coast.


      Defence sources said the ammunition, fired from main battle tank (MBT) Arjun Mk-II at the firing point-II of the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur during noon, hit the target as expected.


      “The high explosive anti-tank weapon was fired from the indigenously developed Arjun tank in salvo mode against a decommissioned tank. In this complicated exercise, the ammunition successfully hit the tank,” said a defence official from New Delhi.


      The aim and objective of the test was to capture data generated during the trial and analyse it whether the weapon had that required effect on the target. Besides gauging the efficiency of the advanced Arjun tank which is a pride of DRDO, the test also confirmed the firepower of the ammunition.


      “Similar trials also have been planned in coming days. Though open firing from Arjun tank has been conducted in the Pokhran range of Rajasthan several times, this time an instrumented tank was targeted during the trial,” the official said.



      The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by DRDO. It features a 120 mm main rifled gun with indigenously developed armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding-sabot ammunition, one PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and an NSVT 12.7 mm machine gun.



      The tank is powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine rated at 1,400 hp and can achieve a maximum speed of 67 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h.


      The tank has proved its worth under various circumstances. In 2015, it had received global accolades with the Chinese military officials praising the tank which suits Indian conditions. Arjun was commissioned in the Army in 2004 while its Mk-II version has undergone design changes for better firepower.

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    CLGM....

    Once its integration with Arjun is done, can we look to have it integrated to our T90/T72 fleet ?
     

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