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Future Main Battle Tank Of Indian Army - News & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by BlueOval, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. he-man

    he-man Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    the main rifled gun of arjun is a problem,,,we should have gone for a smoothbore gun and avoided all these complications.

    and 60 percent satisfaction is pretty low for a mbt,,this must be rectified asap
     
  2. Hidalgo

    Hidalgo 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    With LCA on track now its turn for Arjun....!
     
  3. shah86

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    i am new at this forum so plzz enllight me with ur knowledge how come abrams or merkava were fielded in deserty conditions. They are of same class like arjun mk 2. I think israelis were so plzd with there tank that they have inducted mk4 of merkava.so i think arjun can be fielded on western border. Pardon me if i have written anything wrong.:D
     
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    Welcome to IDF
     
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    Arjun Mk-1 is already deployed at Western border, it performs excellently in desert conditions.
     
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    Shoddy Israeli parts delay Arjun Mk-II

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    After the recent heartburn with Israeli counterparts in the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) joint ventures which has resulted in delay of delivery in both these cases, Defence Research and Development Organisation, the premier defence research establishment in the country, is finding another of its major project, the Main Battle Tank Arjun Mk-II, hanging in the balance. DRDO is attributing the delay to the unsatisfactory functioning of some Israeli components, the major amongst these being the Laser Homing Attack (LAHAT) Missile.

    According to official sources, almost 55 to 60% of the components and major part of the technology in Arjun Mk-II MBT are imported starting from the design to engine and the engine transmission system, gun barrel, computer-controlled integrated fire control system, the tracks, the suspension, and the Muzzle Reference System etc.

    The German engine of Arjun Mk-I has again been integrated in Mk-II despite claims of an indigenous engine, as per the sources. When contacted, officials attributed this adjustment to the small order and that a separate plant for manufacturing engines cannot come up for such a restricted order. Sources revealed that Arjun Mk-II has a long way to go before being accepted by the Indian Army.

    DRDO had recently launched its Arjun Mk-II for user trials in Rajasthan after integrating the same with almost 75-80 improved features including 16 major technologies as sought by the Indian Army which has already inducted 124 of the Arjun Mk-I tanks. DRDO has been developing Arjun MBT with help of its various labs led by Chennai-based Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CBRED) while Hyderabad-based Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of DRDO has developed the armour for Mk II version of Arjun. The development trials have been on for the past more than two years.

    Apart from accuracy, smoke emanating from the Israeli LAHAT missile has been an issue of concern with both the developers as well as the users of Arjun Mk-II. “Israeli counterparts have been conveyed the issues and asked to rectify the problems at the earliest,â€￾ was all Avinash Chander, secretary, defence research and development and director general, DRDO, could say.

    Arjun Mk-II, the futuristic main battle tank, has been touted as one of the most potent combat tanks for the Army with unmatched automatic target detection and destruction while offering maximum protection to the crew in addition to impressive speed and maneuverability.

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    Poor Israeli parts delay Arjun Mk-II

    After the recent heartburn with Israeli counterparts in the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) joint ventures which has resulted in delay of delivery in both these cases, Defence Research and Development Organisation, the premier defence research establishment in the country, is finding another of its major project, the Main Battle Tank Arjun Mk-II, hanging in the balance. DRDO is attributing the delay to the unsatisfactory functioning of some Israeli components, the major amongst these being the Laser Homing Attack (LAHAT) Missile.

    According to official sources, almost 55 to 60% of the components and major part of the technology in Arjun Mk-II MBT are imported starting from the design to engine and the engine transmission system, gun barrel, computer-controlled integrated fire control system, the tracks, the suspension, and the Muzzle Reference System etc.

    [​IMG]

    The German engine of Arjun Mk-I has again been integrated in Mk-II despite claims of an indigenous engine, as per the sources. When contacted, officials attributed this adjustment to the small order and that a separate plant for manufacturing engines cannot come up for such a restricted order. Sources revealed that Arjun Mk-II has a long way to go before being accepted by the Indian Army.

    DRDO had recently launched its Arjun Mk-II for user trials in Rajasthan after integrating the same with almost 75-80 improved features including 16 major technologies as sought by the Indian Army which has already inducted 124 of the Arjun Mk-I tanks. DRDO has been developing Arjun MBT with help of its various labs led by Chennai-based Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CBRED) while Hyderabad-based Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of DRDO has developed the armour for Mk II version of Arjun. The development trials have been on for the past more than two years.

    Apart from accuracy, smoke emanating from the Israeli LAHAT missile has been an issue of concern with both the developers as well as the users of Arjun Mk-II. "Israeli counterparts have been conveyed the issues and asked to rectify the problems at the earliest," was all Avinash Chander, secretary, defence research and development and director general, DRDO, could say.

    Arjun Mk-II, the futuristic main battle tank, has been touted as one of the most potent combat tanks for the Army with unmatched automatic target detection and destruction while offering maximum protection to the crew in addition to impressive speed and maneuverability.
     
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    A thermobaric warhead 120mm round has been developed for Arjun -

    http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2014/feb_14.pdf

    Thanks to Kunal Biswas
     
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    the D F I fellow.. ?
     
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    Yes, him.
     
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    Arjun Main Battle Tank Gears up for Final Leg of Trials

    Defence scientists of Avadi-based Combat Vehicle Research Development Establishment (CVRDE) are all set to take the country’s Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) Mk II for the concluding phases of user trials.

    As per the schedule, the prototype of Arjun MBT Mk II will have to undergo five phases of user trials, out of which three have been completed at the Mahajan and Pokhran Field Firing Ranges.

    CVRDE Director Dr P Sivakumar, told ‘Express’ on Thursday that in the fourth phase of trial, the tank would have to be tested for obstacle crossing and medium fording (water) capabilities.

    “The concluding phases of the user trials will begin in May 2014. There are 89 improvements being undertaken on the Mk II tank, out of which 74 are related to tank-fittable ones and the remaining 15 are other improvements such as ammunition development,” Sivakumar said.

    CVRDE, a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Establishment, got on to mission mode to develop the upgraded version of Arjun MBT in 2010 and rolled out the first prototype within two years, for User trials. The Arjun Mk II is heavier by five tonnes when compared to Mk I, which is 62.5 tonnes.

    “So far the prototype tank has covered over 5000 km as part of the DRDO and user trials. We have extensively conducted the validation of all the improvements prior to each phase of user trials,” says Balamurugan V, Additional Director, Project Arjun, CVRDE.

    It was during the recent Republic Day Parade that Arjun MBT Mk II was first exhibited to the general public.

    The tank is also being exhibited at the DefExpo-2014 which began in Delhi on Thursday. Arjun MBT Mk I is already in service with the Indian Army. Banking on indicators, the DRDO is expecting additional orders for Arjun Mk II by early next year.

    The DRDO said that Arjun MBT Mk II was substantially cheaper than contemporary tanks in its class to meet the battlefield challenges of the 21st century. However, Army sources say that a few of the improvements need to be further refined.

    Arjun Main Battle Tank Gears up for Final Leg of Trials - The New Indian Express
     

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