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India completed the domestic tank Arjun Mark II

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According to armyrecognition.com, the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO, Defense Research and Development) announced the completion of improvements to the new version tank Arjun.


The Arjun Mark II tank was introduced by the DRDO organization in 2011, and is a deeply modernized version of the Arjun Mark I tank, which India took 37 years to develop. Despite a number of innovative solutions used in the Arjun Mark II tank, the Indian Defense Ministry earlier refused to order the high-volume assembly of this machine.

India completed the domestic tank Arjun Mark II

Arjun Mark II 2015 photo of the year


Military officials counted 93 flaws, the most significant of which was the “extra weight” of the tank. The mass in almost 68 t makes the Arjun Mark II one of the heaviest in the world (while the machine’s armor is relatively weak) and limits the possibilities of air transportation. In addition, rivers or marshland are almost an insurmountable obstacle for the Arjun Mark II: most of the bridges in India simply will not sustain such a massive machine. It was originally planned that the Ministry of Defense would purchase up to 2000 new tanks, but the order was limited to 124 units (according to other sources, the state order amounted to 118 units). In addition to a large mass, the Arjun Mark II tank has another drawback - its price is one and a half times higher than the Russian T-90, which the Indian Defense Ministry chose as the main battle tank.

Yesterday it became known that the DRDO presented to the Ministry of Defense of India an updated version of the Arjun Mark II, which corrected the shortcomings indicated by the military. Now the Indian tank can shoot LAHAT anti-tank missile, is equipped with a set of laser protection and has improved armor. If the prototype likes the army, the DRDO will receive an order for an experimental batch of new tanks (93 units).


modified Arjun Mark II

Today, the Indian army is armed with 3700 tanks, most of which are Soviet and Russian T-72 and T-90. In the next ten years, the T-72 tanks will exhaust their resources and should be written off. If the new version of the domestic tank also does not satisfy the military, India will have to again look for a supplier of armored vehicles, reports "Warspot".

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armyrecognition.com
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 26 October 2017 14: 50 New
    +6
    India completed the domestic tank Arjun Mark II

    So let's take a look at how we finalized the biathlon.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 26 October 2017 14: 53 New
      +9
      Quote: NEXUS
      So let's take a look at how we finalized the biathlon.

      This iron there can take only one place - the last.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 26 October 2017 15: 19 New
        +5
        Quote: Gray Brother
        This iron there can take only one place - the last.

        Yes, I looked at the video ..... it doesn’t work out for them or anything ... they’ll dance much better. Well, all the same, strive for this
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 26 October 2017 15: 47 New
          15
          Quote: NIKNN
          . Dancing is much better.



          Elephant Tank or Ride of the President of India on the T-90
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 26 October 2017 15: 50 New
            +5
            Quote: Vadivak
            Elephant Tank or Ride of the President of India on the T-90

            smile Thank you, I didn’t see such, I saw GDP on the submarine, Tu160 ..., I even saw Poroshenko in Su 27, but it's not that ... lol
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 26 October 2017 18: 59 New
              +9
              Here's a presentation to the president to recreate the German "Mouse", and you can trade.
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 26 October 2017 15: 20 New
        +4
        There is also a target vacancy - there is always a terrible turnover of personnel. smile
    2. himRa
      himRa 26 October 2017 14: 53 New
      +3
      Quote: NEXUS
      India completed the domestic tank Arjun Mark II

      So let's take a look at how we finalized the biathlon.

      What are you a colleague about? They won’t bring him .... 68 tons !!!!
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 26 October 2017 14: 56 New
        +4
        Quote: himRa
        What are you a colleague about? They won’t bring him .... 68 tons !!!!

        They shove it in their pockets and bring it.
    3. Santos
      Santos 26 October 2017 19: 30 New
      +2
      Well, we already watched how the coolant boiled. NOT compliance with the performance characteristics of the Indians as a mantra ... cheap and ours .. burst on performance characteristics. As much as possible, they mess with aircraft engines like that. you buy a brabus ... and butter ... you s
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 26 October 2017 22: 04 New
        +5
        Quote: Santos
        Well, we already watched how the coolant boiled. NOT compliance with the performance characteristics of the Indians as a mantra ... cheap and ours .. burst on performance characteristics. As much as possible, they mess with aircraft engines like that. you buy a brabus ... and butter ... you s

        but recently they pushed that the Russians cannot make a normal 5th generation plane for them !! wassat lol lol lol
    4. Astoria
      Astoria 26 October 2017 20: 22 New
      +1
      Key issues: this is weight and price, judging by the announced changes, they have increased even more. lol
    5. Santos
      Santos 26 October 2017 20: 32 New
      0
      He doesn’t get on the plane !!
  2. himRa
    himRa 26 October 2017 14: 51 New
    +2
    The Indian Ministry of Defense refused to order a large-scale assembly of this machine.

    And ... right! A ram and not a tank !! lol
    1. Svarog51
      Svarog51 26 October 2017 19: 01 New
      10
      Raheem hi Rajah's elephant must and must be the largest. A little higher about this.
      1. himRa
        himRa 26 October 2017 19: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: Svarog51
        Raheem hi Rajah's elephant must and must be the largest. A little higher about this.

        Yes, Sergey read ... drinks
        Have a stupid Raja ... and the military to fight them and therefore they are not fools ... they do not buy ... bastards wassat
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  3. Romanenko
    Romanenko 26 October 2017 14: 51 New
    +3
    Yes, let them come to Alabino next year on their ArzhunE, where everything will be visible right away, the Belorussian T-72, our T-72B3, and the Chinese Type are competing there many times.
    There will be someone to compete with.
    And suddenly it really turned out good.
    1. marshes
      marshes 26 October 2017 16: 32 New
      +5
      Quote: Romanenko
      Yes, let them come to Alabino next year on their ArzhunE, where everything will be visible right away, the Belorussian T-72, our T-72B3, and the Chinese Type are competing there many times.

      This year Kazakhstan took the second place and performed on the T-72 B3 in the usual version, in contrast to the pumped and forced one that the Russian team had, the version that goes into service in the Russian Federation.
      Here draw conclusions, given that the training ground was not familiar to ours.
      1. Romanenko
        Romanenko 26 October 2017 16: 40 New
        +5
        Kazakhs honor and respect - well done!
        This year, and before, they performed very well.
        But now we are talking about something else.
        The Hindus charmed the T-90 of a joint assembly like the Russian tank is bad and did not show its best at biathlon.
        Well, let them drive a new car, after all, the Chinese have agreed with Belarus on the participation of their cars.
        Who is stopping the Indians from doing the same?
        1. marshes
          marshes 26 October 2017 16: 49 New
          +1
          Quote: Romanenko
          Who is stopping the Indians from doing the same?

          Terrible corruption. Hindus are the first in the world by the amount of gold in the hands of the population.
    2. Santos
      Santos 26 October 2017 19: 33 New
      +1
      Kazakhs sent crews standards. There are not enough schools. If our teachers move to Kazakhstan to them ... there will be problems !!
  4. PalBor
    PalBor 26 October 2017 14: 51 New
    +2
    In childhood, such a plastic toy would be 1:43 on a remote control with a wire smile
    1. igorspb
      igorspb 26 October 2017 14: 58 New
      +4
      I’d have to carry it on a wire .....
  5. Aloemc
    Aloemc 26 October 2017 14: 52 New
    0
    Will they run like this in battle? 2:20
    Clowns, in a word.

    What will the experts say about the tank?
  6. IL-18
    IL-18 26 October 2017 14: 55 New
    +3
    Something tells us that the Indians will have to look for a new supplier of tanks abroad. Russia has good chances, but not 100%. But they need production technologies at home, and it’s not realistic to transfer “Armata” to the Indians, the T-90 already exists. The way out is to develop together with them a completely new tank at their expense.
  7. svp67
    svp67 26 October 2017 15: 03 New
    +4
    What a strange gun mask for him and the location of the sight, clearly the “Achilles heel”
    1. himRa
      himRa 26 October 2017 15: 08 New
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      What a strange gun mask for him and the location of the sight, clearly the “Achilles heel”

      So ... 35 years ago, the development began ... it is out of date before it was born!
      Not with ,, mouse ,, Fritzevsky copied the case? wassat
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 October 2017 15: 16 New
        +5
        Quote: himRa
        Not with ,, mouse ,, Fritzevsky copied the case?

        No, they liked Leo-2 - it's brutal, but they like the T-90 too, so it turned out what happened.
        The cargo cult is there.
        1. Santos
          Santos 26 October 2017 17: 17 New
          0
          The price of the moto-hour of our t-90 and leopard is different at times. In a leopard, oil for euros costs 4 times more than ours. If you drove a car on propane. Never sit on a benz again.
          1. Svarog51
            Svarog51 26 October 2017 19: 18 New
            12
            Here a friend bought a NIVA with gas, boasted that the range is greater. But in order to switch from gas to benz - dancing with tambourines to clean the carburetor. And then, God forbid ride a "barrel of gunpowder", I want to live. wink
            1. Santos
              Santos 26 October 2017 19: 38 New
              +1
              Karb died .. get warm. And the gas is not the same. And the gas is not the same as before. Current stupid people do not believe.
            2. Santos
              Santos 26 October 2017 19: 40 New
              0
              Handshakes trynd currents or who did not try !! You want to live .. well, do not leave the house.
            3. Santos
              Santos 26 October 2017 19: 42 New
              0
              And shove your carburetor ..... deep I’ll tell you more about the web
            4. Santos
              Santos 26 October 2017 19: 58 New
              0
              Hello my stupid friend svarog51 ... the gas remained the same, almost. But the gas standards also almost changed. And the generation of gas "" "in the form of injection into cylinders too. I am enraged by the idiots in practice that are nil ... .It is about Niva. Niva Benza eats 12 liters of the city. And for you! 14 liters of gas. I will not give a calculator. Gas 4 generation !!
              1. Svarog51
                Svarog51 27 October 2017 04: 51 New
                10
                I answer in order
                Well, firstly, didn’t you make a mistake on the site for an hour? On Military Review, it is not accepted to be rude, it’s not Picabu or the Censor for you. I didn’t drink vodka with Brudershaft and didn’t baptize children.
                Secondly, my friend went on gas, but not me, and it was in the 90s. And after the consequences of its use after various cases, I have seen enough in the service. The sad thing, I tell you, is a sight.
                Thirdly, now I have an injector, and everything suits me. Calculate anything you like on your health. I absolutely do not care what suits you, you can use at least Tesla, at least a camel. Each driver chooses a vehicle for himself, only smart ones do not impose their own on others.
                Alexander, I hope I clearly stated my thoughts on this topic? hi
                1. Santos
                  Santos 28 October 2017 14: 37 New
                  +1
                  About the first ... we didn’t drink, it’s understandable.
                  About the second, we are not in the 90s right now, and the technology for gas equipment has gone far ahead. And I will simply say about the consequences. Non-compliance with safety standards and rules for using the equipment, and corny "fools and fools", always happens.
                  About the third. In our severe climatic zones and the problem of the country's length, it is real only at the moment to use ICE. And now all the cars produced are equipped with an injector for ICE.
                2. Santos
                  Santos 28 October 2017 14: 42 New
                  +1
                  By the way Sorry. I got excited !!
                  1. Svarog51
                    Svarog51 28 October 2017 15: 49 New
                    +9
                    By the way Sorry. I got excited !!

                    Accepted. If you don’t wave your saber, I suggest peace and friendship. drinks
                    I am aware of technology, but even the gas tank under the fifth point of my passengers does not make me very happy. Different things happen on the road, but I don’t have such an opportunity to quickly pull them out of the passenger compartment, the three-door does not allow it. There is nothing to be done, I have a spare wheel under the hood.
  8. Kent0001
    Kent0001 26 October 2017 15: 11 New
    +1
    Cow fans may not order our tanks. They've been barking lately.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 26 October 2017 15: 21 New
      +1
      These, these elephant drivers, have not yet created anything, but they are already criticizing our Su-57.
  9. Berkut24
    Berkut24 26 October 2017 15: 28 New
    0
    Everyone is trying to repeat the day before yesterday, in aviation, in armored vehicles ..
  10. Santos
    Santos 26 October 2017 17: 10 New
    +1
    And now it weighs 200 tons. Gentlemen Indians save on everything. Even on consumables for military equipment. They ... what to pour into engines or transmission ... and anywhere .. it doesn’t apply in case of malfunctions as a result of using non-recommended by the manufacturer operational materials, oils and fuels. I’ll translate for bolobol ..... you don’t feed yourself with shit .. that the equipment is to blame.
  11. Santos
    Santos 26 October 2017 17: 13 New
    +1
    It’s all a matter of stupidity or specifically. Failure to comply with the technical characteristics of the equipment leads to failures due to many factors. And this is particular ... The warranty on the equipment and mechanisms does not extend in case of malfunctions as a result of the use of operating materials not recommended by the manufacturer, oils and fuels, who then the loot stole in his pocket.
    1. Ugolek
      Ugolek 26 October 2017 18: 01 New
      0
      Despite a number of innovative solutions used in the Arjun Mark II tank, the Indian Ministry of Defense previously refused to order a large-scale assembly of this machine.


      Ahem, 124 tanks innovative, mdya. For 37 years the Ganges River has been flowing, well, coconut does not grow and the crocodile is not caught ...
      I wonder which tank will be purchased? This time, the chances of Russia will be small if they do not quickly bring Armata to mind.
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        1. Ugolek
          Ugolek 26 October 2017 18: 20 New
          0
          What did you mean? About the potential loss by Russia of a client? stupid however ...
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        1. Ugolek
          Ugolek 26 October 2017 18: 38 New
          0
          Not matured, but they will buy other tanks and, apparently, it’s not from Russia, but a pity ...

          Go read Kozma Prutkov ...
          1. Santos
            Santos 26 October 2017 19: 45 New
            0
            If they didn’t grow up to it, they won’t help either. There should be a crew ready for the tank.
          2. Santos
            Santos 26 October 2017 19: 49 New
            0
            A tank is not a car. Bears are taught to ride a bicycle. But fighting unit with a rolled crew .. come on .....
  12. MMX
    MMX 26 October 2017 18: 35 New
    +1
    I don’t understand, where is Bahram? Secret. Where are the elephants? Secret again. Not all cards reveal cunning Indians ...
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 26 October 2017 19: 05 New
    +1
    India completed the domestic tank Arjun Mark II

    If finalized, then what is not heard about the purchases of the Indian Defense Ministry, or again, steam is poured into the press from scratch?
  14. Blue fox
    Blue fox 26 October 2017 20: 00 New
    0
    And I was interested in the track dumps in front of each track. Moreover, on every tank, it seems to me, there is a tendency to ensure the ability of each tank to attack through the minefields of the enemy.
  15. Santos
    Santos 26 October 2017 20: 19 New
    0
    Yes supra !!! yes it can’t be !!! The most !!! SSAAMMEETS !!! i would say
  16. Victor-M
    Victor-M 26 October 2017 23: 19 New
    +2
    In the next ten years, T-72 tanks will exhaust their resources and should be decommissioned.

    It is not yet known what will happen in 10 years, maybe they will fight again with sticks and spears. laughing
  17. Wolka
    Wolka 27 October 2017 08: 01 New
    0
    it was worth making a city to create an old iron
  18. mlad
    mlad 27 October 2017 09: 04 New
    0
    Well, firstly, he is a little Indian, they collected everything that you can buy abroad, as a result, a heavy and clumsy lego turned out. They do not have a good tank school, here are the young Chinese, they copied Russian tanks first, created their own school of tank builders and moved on
  19. kikot7777777
    kikot7777777 27 October 2017 18: 16 New
    0
    did Ukrainians apply camouflage?
  20. Manul
    Manul 29 October 2017 02: 52 New
    0
    In the next ten years, T-72 tanks will exhaust their resources and should be decommissioned.
    I don’t understand anything ... We are modernizing and are still skating ... Syrians are fighting. To whom and what should the Indians?
    1. Santos
      Santos 29 October 2017 05: 05 New
      0
      We don’t understand people with towels on their heads. These are special people. They are very "smart ass" and smart.