Future Main Battle Tank Of Indian Army - News & Discussions

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    :frust::frust::frust::hitwall::facepalm: BUT WE WILL INDUCT MORE T-90 WITH FLAWS :devilwork::rockroll:

    Chandigarh: Inducted to serve as India's main battle tank just over three years ago, the Army's fleet of Russian-built T-90s have run into serious trouble.

    The problems include critical flaws in its fire control system, availability of ammunition and, what military officers said, was avoidable overuse during training exercises, rendering many tanks in need of overhaul.

    According to Jane's Defence Weekly, the tank's continuing technical flaws are "adversely impinging on the Indian Army's operational preparedness."

    Confirming the Jane's report, senior Army officers told this newspaper that the French Catherine thermal imaging (TI) camera, which gives the T-90's Belarussian (Peling IG-46) night sight its 3 km range and higher accuracy, is not "adequately tropicalised" and hence prone to malfunctioning in the extreme heat of the Rajasthan desert region, where temperatures inside the MBT routinely average between 55ºC and 60ºC.

    During repeated manoeuvres in the Thar Desert, where the T-90s will ultimately be deployed in the event of an outbreak in hostilities, prolonged use under high temperatures had already "knocked out" between 80 and 90 of the Catherine TI cameras, rendering the FCS "unserviceable." The officers said that repeated efforts to correct the problem had been without success.

    The TI cameras are the crucial "eyes" of the tank's systems. At Rs 2 crores each, the Catherine TI system comprises almost one-sixth of each T-90's total cost of Rs 11.75 crores.

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    Yes they will because there is no one to kick their ego and decision.
     
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    Well you know what I see export opportunities in the X tank ? What's its specifics? India can export it to friendly nations or low budget country ..?
     
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    Chinese military research academy praises India's Arjun tank

    India's indigenous main battle tank, Arjun, was on Monday praised by a top Chinese military official, who said it was "very good" for Indian conditions, as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for the first time opened its facilities for Indian media to provide an insight into its massive modernisation.

    In a sign of improved military relations, the PLA opened the doors of a key military institute — Academy of Armoured Forces Engineering — which trains about 6,000 cadets per year to the a team of visiting Indian journalists.

    Asked for his impressions of the Arjun battle tank developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Senior Colonel Liu Degang, deputy commander of the Academy which keeps a watch on the military hardware of India, said it was "very good" and suits Indian conditions.

    The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by DRDO for the Indian Army. It is powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine and can achieve a maximum speed of 67 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h.

    Liu attributed the rare interaction with the Indian media to a new found confidence in line with China's opening politically and militarily to the outside world.

    The academy specialises in training at various levels of caders from diploma to masters and even doctorate studies in tanks and armoured vehicles. Liu said his academy has hosted 300 delegations from about 70 countries and trained 2,700 army personnel from 40 countries and sent more than 500 personnel to conduct international academic exchanges or as UN military observers.

    Housed in 453 hectares, the sprawling academy, was built in 1.20 lakh metres of built up area.

    It is one of PLA's 16 diploma granting institutions fostering officers for its armoured mechanised forces.

    Besides training cadets for PLA, it also provides training for overseas cadets specially for various South Asian countries, including Pakistan.

    Besides briefing on the Academy's academic activities, the team of Indian media flown in from New Delhi at the invitation of the state-run All China Journalists Association (ACJA), were shown China's Main battle tank 96A, infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank missiles launcher T-89, which has 12 missiles on board.

    Most of the China's land-based military hardware goes through mandatory trials and exercises in the extreme conditions of Tibet on the India-China border.

    The 2.3 million-strong world's largest standing military, the PLA, has launched a massive military modernisation of drive in the past few years.

    Chinese military research academy praises India's Arjun tank | Business Standard News
     
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    Why a low budget country import a heavy tank?
     
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    for its defence ?
     
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    @Hellfire do tell us about the limitations of Arjun tank..
     
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    @seiko thanks for the tag. At present, I would only point to the weight and the bulk of the tank precluding it's employability in Northern Sector (air insertion of assets) as also Sikkim as being a major limitation. Nothing else precludes its employability other than the fact that it came too late. As of now, T-90s and T-72s with Ajeya upgrades form the forefront of our armored forces with T-90s being the 'spearhead'. Over the next decade, these will be primarily T-90s with T-72s increasingly forming Tier-3 tanks (presently mix of Vijayants and T-55s). I do not see the logic of inducting a new platform in very large numbers when a perfectly capable system is on ground and its logistics base is established.
     
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    India's Future Main Battle Tank Will Come Without Life-Saving 'Active Protection System'
    Written by Vishnu Som | Updated: Dec 22, 2016 19:26 IST
    [​IMG]India has ordered 464 T-90MS 'Tagil' main battle tanks
    Story Highlights
    • The T-90MS 'Tagil' will not be equipped with modern active armour systems
    • Active armour tanks detect launch of hostile missiles and tank shells
    • At the moment, no Indian Army tank has an active armour system
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    T-90 tank fitted with Arena Active Protection System
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    Israeli Trophy Active Protection System mounted on Israeli Army Merkava IV tank
     
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    Flase news alert!
    I'm cursing myself that why did I quote NDTV?
    Indian T90s have active protection..n April 2008, the Indian Army sent arequest for proposal to Rafael, BAE Systems,Raytheon, Rosoboronexport, Saab, and IBD Deisenroth Engineering for an active protection system for the T-90S Bhishma.[23]The contract is expected to be worth US$270 million. Saab's LEDS-150 won the contract in January 2009 IMG_20161223_231231_382.JPG
     
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    It's been 7-8 years and none have been spotted. I don't think so deal went through.
     

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