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Will Arjun Be Our Future MBT

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by itzmylyf, Apr 15, 2010.

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Which way IA will go in regards to our future MBT say by 2020 time frame?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2010.
  1. Arjun II or upgraded

    13 vote(s)
    68.4%
  2. Upgraded Russian T-90

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. Co-Develop a New MBT with other nations

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Completely new home made MBT according to IA specifications (weight mainly)

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
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  1. itzmylyf

    itzmylyf FULL MEMBER

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    India’s Future Main Battle Tank: Which way are we heading?

    BY: VINAYAK SHETTY

    2020 is the time frame which Indian Army has set for induction of new battle tank in the Indian armies tank inventory , but the million dollar question remains is from where will this new Super Tank will come ? , Indian Army which is already in process of locally manufacturing around 1000 T-90 Russian origin main battle tank to replace the current main battle Tank T-72 vijeya and maintained low orders for Indian made Arjun Mk-1 tanks which in recent trials with T-90 fared better in terms of Accuracy against moving and stationary targets and had much better safety and crew working conditions.

    Army again did not wanted Arjun in present condition to be its future Main Battle Tank and wanted to purchase a completely new tank and looked to Russia which was in process of testing two new battle tanks which were competing against each other for Russian armies new battle tank requirements. Black eagle and T-95 after years of testing T-95 went ahead but recent cuts in the military budgets and cuts of many projects also involved T-95 project was discontinued and instead Russia will work on improving T-90 and incorporate new technologies in the variants of the tanks in the future, this is seen has a major blow to Indian Army ambitions to purchase another Russian Tank for its future requirements.

    Idea of New Battle tank for 2020 was put forward by Indian Army in an international conference which was hosted by Indian Army last year, where the leading manufacturer of Battle tanks attended, and was represented from Israel, German and French scientists and delegates .International conference was hosted so that Indian army can get to know technology and electronic advancements which will define a new generation tank.

    Many delegates advocated that development of Arjun tank should continue in India, and further variants should be developed, infect DRDO also has proposed development of Arjun MK-II based on the Arjun Mk-I basic frame design, but some section in Indian army wants DRDO to develop a completely new tank based on new design with similar weight of T-90 . Army has been very vocal of Arjun MBT’s 50 plus ton weight which its current logistics and infrastructure will not be able to maintain. Visiting international delegates have already warned that to work on completely new design will take more than a decade to become fruitful and hit the production lines.

    Defence Experts have already termed Indian Armies Future Main Battle Tank has over ambitious project with an over ambitious requirement which under present condition and taking into account future Pakistani MBT under development (Al-Khalid II based on Chinese T-98/99)where mostly likely a tank war will be fought is sufficient, Experts also have argued that T-90 should be upgraded with better technologies while there are still in production line instead in future dates which will be waste of resources. Experts have also argued that Technologies for Arjun MK-II are already developed or in process of development and its high time that Army comes clean and support indigenously manufactured tank .till date army has ordered only 126 tanks out of which almost 100 are ready to be inducted, unless further orders are placed soon production line will soon go dry and workforce will have to be shifted to T-90 production line , development of Arjun Mk-II is only in papers since Army has still not given its requirements to DRDO nor has funding has been allocated by Defence ministry yet .
     
  2. Arjun MBT

    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The Arjun Mk.2 will have an advanced Battle Field Management System (BFMS), But I want DRDO to work on Installing Active Protection System To The Future Arjun Mk2.... This is the Active Protection System from Rafael

    DRDO should either develop this stuff or get it from Rafael.... this is cool

     
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  3. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    no t-series only arjun deserves it
     
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    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    You mean trophy series active protection system? or T-90 upgrade?
     
  5. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    lol i said future tank will be arjun no more t-90,95
     
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    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    hahah, Oops I got it wrong, as always..lol.... Yes Arjun deserves to be our MBT
     
  7. Tamil

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    Our Army dosn't need Arjun to be our MBT. they relay with T-90s only. This is a sad beginning in defense accusation
     
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    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I guess You missed the sensational news that , Arjun Ourgunned T-90 and Hence Army is forced to say it will buy more Arjun MBT's :india:
     
  9. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Well there is a very good chance for Arjun Mk II to be our MBT.T90 is already our MBT since we have committed to them in more than 1000 of them.
     
  10. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    but according to ajai sukla, govt keen to order 256 mk-1 soon
     
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    And would also space there inventory for the Next Arjun version:hail:
     
  12. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    256 seems to be a good number of Arjun MK I.As the delivery of these continues army should take up any problems in logistics and should find the solution for it.Then it will be easy to induct MK II in large numbers.
     
  13. Dark_Prince

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    Arjun is Heavy Class Tank with a powerful Engine, capable of further up-gradation! Surly GOI should pay more attention towards ARJUN and not allow Babus and Procurement agents to ruin everything!
     
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    Yes, GOI must shift its attention to Arjun and help it develop as much as possible rather Importing stuffs from abroad... :india:
     
  15. itzmylyf

    itzmylyf FULL MEMBER

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    According to me Arjun MarkII is must but shouldn't DRDO develop a new medium weight futuristic tank just for logistic (we are operting 2000+ t-72 and t-90).
    Say a scenario like
    1.Heavy and more capable doing the primary objective or steam rolling enemy
    2.Medium moderate capable low cost tank for support and Blitzkrieg.
    p.s. I am not doubting arjun's capability but i believe it should occupy the high end of MBT force.
     
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