Indian Defense Ministry Decides to Purchase 118 Upgraded Arjun Mark-1A Tanks

Indian Defense Ministry Decides to Purchase 118 Upgraded Arjun Mark-1A Tanks

After numerous delays and postponements, the Ministry of Defense of India intends to place an order for modernized Tanks Indian production "Arjun" (Arjun Mark-1A). According to Indian media, for the needs of the Indian army, it is planned to order 118 such combat vehicles, which are distinguished by the modernization of the weapons control system, communications, defense and other units and units.


Version Arjun Mark-1A, according to the manufacturer, has an increased power reserve, more maneuverability, and also has an updated target detection and tracking system. Despite the fact that the entire range of tests of the updated Arjun tank was completed in February 2019, the command could not decide how many tanks needed to be ordered for the army.

To date, the Indian Armed Forces operate 124 Arjun tanks of previous modifications.

The Indian media reported that the latest version of the “Arjuna” differs from its predecessors by 14 innovations, including an improved suspension.

From the presentation video:

The upgraded Arjun has a 120mm rifled gun capable of firing a wide range of ammunition. The container will intervene up to 39 ammunition of this caliber. In particular, the tank is capable of using a laser-guided anti-tank missile (LAHAT) with a tandem warhead. With the help of this missile, the upgraded Arjun is capable of hitting enemy vehicles with any kind of armor.

Arjun Mark-1A is also armed with two machine guns - 7,62 and 12,7 mm, as well as grenade launchers. As stated, an additional “anti-helicopter ammunition” is being developed for the tank.

The tank is equipped with a laser range finder, a night vision system with a binocular sight, a GPS navigation system, a complex panoramic view based on several cameras.

The crew of the tank is 4 people.
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  1. Andrey Mikhaylov 16 March 2020 16: 25 New
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    For some reason, the zoo of technology, India is no longer surprising.
    1. Alexey from Perm 16 March 2020 22: 27 New
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      look at ours)
      1. Andrey Mikhaylov 16 March 2020 22: 32 New
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        Do not look, but look, and what do we have?
    2. Alexey Tyushin 17 March 2020 21: 51 New
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      There is money, that's experimenting, but the result is secondary.
  2. Sarduor 16 March 2020 16: 27 New
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    A nightmare for logistics and logistics. 125 mm smoothbore gun, 120 mm rifled. Why such a disagreement. And this is not only with tanks
    1. il-z 16 March 2020 17: 36 New
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      Why is it a nightmare, a huge "field" for a feat for logisticians and logisticians. Another thing is whether they are ready for him not in peacetime, but during the fighting ....
    2. kenig1 16 March 2020 17: 37 New
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      Rifled rocket lol , or installation on a tower, but in the photo I did not see it.
      1. TermNachTer 16 March 2020 19: 38 New
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        Missile in the tower at the loader. When it will be necessary to shoot - he climbs to the waist from the hatch and shoots.
      2. mvg
        mvg 16 March 2020 22: 06 New
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        Rifled rocket

        Very funny? Or do we not know how to use Google? Lahat’s Israeli, there is for 105 mm. Not so long ago there was a Ukrainian-Turkish combat module at the HE. 105 mm, rifled gun.
    3. Alexey Tyushin 17 March 2020 21: 53 New
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      The Wehrmacht has the same story with the car was. And nothing good as a result.
  3. Yrec 16 March 2020 16: 29 New
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    Indian media have forgotten to add that the Arjun is 90 times better than the T-100500. wassat
    1. Zabvo 16 March 2020 16: 32 New
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      Is it worse?
      1. svp67 16 March 2020 17: 26 New
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        Quote: ZABVO
        Is it worse?

        A tank that can fight from bridge to bridge ... well, of course, "better" ... one that can overcome these bridges
        1. Zabvo 17 March 2020 10: 17 New
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          Quote: svp67
          Quote: ZABVO
          Is it worse?

          A tank that can fight from bridge to bridge ... well, of course, "better" ... one that can overcome these bridges

          As if there are pontoons, well, if the whole problem is in weight.
          1. svp67 17 March 2020 11: 57 New
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            Quote: ZABVO
            As if there are pontoons, well, if the whole problem is in weight.

            As if pontoons in the mountains do not help much ...
            1. Zabvo 17 March 2020 12: 36 New
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              In the mountains, any tank doesn’t help much.
              1. svp67 17 March 2020 14: 01 New
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                Quote: ZABVO
                In the mountains, any tank doesn’t help much.

                Yeah, "a fairy tale told at night"
                1. Zabvo 17 March 2020 15: 31 New
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                  Leave your banter for friends, along with fairy tales. If in fact you have nothing to say, why is one car worse than another, then this is an empty chatter.
                  1. svp67 17 March 2020 15: 41 New
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                    Quote: ZABVO
                    Leave your banter for friends,

                    With friends, I myself will figure out what to leave them and how much. But you just don’t understand the essence of the matter, the fact that this tank is too heavy for the Indian road network and some pontoons, not gauge bridge layers can’t save this situation, that's why they bought a license to build our T-90MS batch. Something like this. Intelligibly
                    1. Zabvo 18 March 2020 16: 31 New
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                      Everything sounds strange, given the fact that they themselves developed this tank to fit their needs.
                      1. svp67 18 March 2020 19: 46 New
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                        Quote: ZABVO
                        Everything sounds strange, given the fact that they themselves developed this tank to fit their needs.

                        Yes, the thing is that the Germans developed it and they did everything that the customer wanted, in the person of the Indian Ministry of Defense, but when they began to test the tank, there were problems with increased weight and climbed.
                      2. Zabvo 19 March 2020 12: 11 New
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                        Clear. Simply put, they “sawed” the money; it is otherwise difficult to call such an absurdity when one does not take into account one of the most important features of the developed equipment for a specific region of application.
                      3. svp67 19 March 2020 13: 23 New
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                        Quote: ZABVO
                        Simply put, the money "sawed", otherwise it’s difficult to call such an absurdity,

                        It can be called - "Features of Indian business dealing." There are many such examples ...
      2. Alexey Tyushin 17 March 2020 22: 00 New
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        Well, as if he is in a battle and drags the pontoons behind him ...
  4. the Saint 16 March 2020 20: 55 New
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    Shaw for NOT KAZARENNYE humor? wassat
  • Graz 16 March 2020 16: 33 New
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    I wonder how much this miracle of Indian thought costs
  • svp67 16 March 2020 17: 25 New
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    Quote: Yrec
    Indian media have forgotten to add that the Arjun is 90 times better than the T-100500.

    Since HEAVIER
  • Torak 16 March 2020 17: 33 New
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    and equipped with a traction-free engine, the presence of which the United States first announced 7 years ago, immediately behind it is China and a couple more countries!
  • il-z 16 March 2020 17: 46 New
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    For India, “Arjun” is definitely better: firstly, the crew of 4 people - more jobs; secondly, it will more often fail, - again, the purchase of spare parts and components, the profit of local industry, and again jobs ...
    And the combat readiness can be supported by the T-90, so that the average temperature in the hospital is normal.
  • Thrifty 16 March 2020 16: 34 New
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    Either Arjun resembles Leopard, or Leopard resembles Arjun recourse belay what
    1. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 05: 47 New
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      Here it reminds!
    2. svp67 17 March 2020 11: 58 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Either Arjun resembles Leopard, or Leopard resembles Arjun

      And what should he remind if he was created by a team of designers from Germany, commissioned by the Indian Ministry of Defense
  • voyaka uh 16 March 2020 16: 43 New
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    120 mm rifled has disadvantages. Slow charging. For OBPSov it is not optimal.
    But she has better ballistics. You can conduct accurate fire with high-explosive fragmentation for 4-5 km (with decent visibility).
    Such a tank in a semi-trench can hold a fair section of the front under fire. Suitable for a breakthrough defense.
    But for raids after the breakthrough and to support the infantry, the T-90 is better suited
    1. Thrifty 16 March 2020 17: 04 New
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      Alexei, it’s much easier to knock him out in battle because of the dimensions than the T72, and a 120 mm caliber gun with manual loading is only a minus for the tank.
      1. voyaka uh 16 March 2020 17: 24 New
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        Automatic charging also has its drawbacks. Otherwise, everyone would have switched to it a long time ago.
        1) You can not use long unitary OBPS.
        2) The rate of fire drops sharply when changing types of shells during the battle.
        3) shells and charges are less well protected from detonations when penetrating and splashing the cum jet inside.
        Advantage of AZ:
        1) if two tanks jump out opposite each other in a duel, then the tank with the AZ will have time to shoot more times. And the chance of winning a duel will be higher.
        2) With the support of the infantry, you can quickly shoot high-explosive.
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          5-9 17 March 2020 10: 36 New
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          1) And why unitary in AZ? Long is already possible :)
          2) Hahaha ... compare with the rate of fire with a loader-beater ON THE GO ... or a tired loader ... or a patient .. or a wounded man.
          3) The type of loading has no relation - an automatic machine or a clapper has nothing to do with this, but there is a place for storing shells and its security.
          You give out need for virtue and deny technological progress, as the shortcomings of an automatic box compared to a mechanical one :)
          1. voyaka uh 17 March 2020 11: 10 New
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            1) The American unitary OBPS has a 85 cm long uranium crowbar. Russian - 55 cm.
            Length is directly related to penetration
            2) in a carousel type AZ, when selecting the right type of shells, if it is far from the breech, the carousel scrolls for a long time. Charger in this case is more effective.
            3) shells and charges in the carousel cannot be individually protected from splinters and drops of cum jet.
            When shelving, they are stored in special protective covers.
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            When developing a carousel AZ, we thought only of the rate of fire and reduction of the reserved volume.
            Sacrificing the possibility of upgrades to longer shells and the explosive danger of the tank.
            1. 5-9
              5-9 17 March 2020 14: 50 New
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              1) What is the crowbar in mind? BP of our extreme OBPS at the level of A2-A4.
              2) When choosing a different type of projectile, in standing tank and experienced, healthy and rested loader - yes.
              3) You persistently mean by a machine gun a specific AZ from the T-72. And the talk about the machine in principle.

              By the way, M829A3 and A4 are the ultimate shells for Rheinmetal, the crowbar took up the entire size of the charger. Well, not only all M1s can shoot A3 and A4, for this the guns are being finalized.
        2. Sencis 17 March 2020 14: 52 New
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          It is possible to make an AZ firing with unitary shells but in place 22 it will fit 11. AZ has a great advantage in loading large-caliber shells. So for example, a 152mm projectile charging once every 6s will not be able to charge. The future is with 152mm guns.
    2. cat Rusich 16 March 2020 20: 34 New
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      With the advent of barrage of munitions, adjustable mines for 120mm mortars (for example, Kitolov), guidance of self-propelled guns with UAVs ... the tank will not last long in a half-trench. The Turks in the semi-trenches in Syria have lost quite a few Leopards (the Kurds are not the most advanced adversary, but poured "salt" to the "Sultan" on their "favorite corn"). A half-trench requires its own air defense.
  • Lord of the Sith 16 March 2020 16: 46 New
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    Why not Bhismu? So it’s better than Arjun.
  • Pecheneg 16 March 2020 17: 24 New
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    Well done, Indians, both yours and ours, then in Russia, then in the USA, then in Europe, to buy, and also to take advantage of your own. In a word - the centrists, and as Comrade Lenin said - the centrists, these are political forgiveness ... tk. In the event of a large-scale war, their rear lines will be worn out, and the combat units themselves; T-72 and T-90 will go into battle, they have ammunition, and let the Arjuns smoke aside, they didn’t deliver shells.
  • Zaurbek 16 March 2020 18: 09 New
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    Did they replace the 120mm rifled gun? Britain is already abandoning it. Or will the Hindus be unique in such a caliber? Generally nonsense. The whole park is 125mm and 120mm rifled! They even outdid the Russian Federation on the assortment of tanks. At least we have the same caliber and gun.
  • akinfeeffr 16 March 2020 18: 19 New
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    Waiting for tank biathlon soldier
    1. Alexey Tyushin 17 March 2020 22: 09 New
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      Do not wait, it's fetishism ...
  • Pavel57 16 March 2020 19: 28 New
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    Are machine guns unified with the T-90?
  • Falx 16 March 2020 22: 01 New
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    I respect the Hindus.
    they stubbornly and purposefully follow the “Do it in India!” program .. a program for the future, and not for the near future. it will be a long and difficult journey. and who would doubt that there would be difficulties. Let us recall the first steps of Soviet tank building or some other building ... or how Peter the fleet built .. what, everything went like clockwork?
    "Arzhun", no matter how miserable he was, is important not as a tank, but as a school lesson. it is a reserve for the future. this apprentice cheto fashioned himself. Of course this is not the work of the master, but the apprentice did it himself! (Almost...)
    it is understandable why they are purchasing the T-72 and T-90. the urgent needs of the Armed Forces need to be covered by something, aren’t they really Arzhuns?! ... but Arzhun is understandable, you need to learn from something, and they are learning ...
    1. Alexey Tyushin 17 March 2020 22: 25 New
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      Exactly, they have the same thing with a fighter, only worse ....
  • KCA
    KCA 16 March 2020 23: 03 New
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    I’m not a specialist in the ballistics of armor-piercing shells, but something tells me that a 90-degree angle of inclination of the turret’s armor to the most probable penetration of an armor-piercing shell significantly reduces the turret’s protection, and the inclination of other armored hull elements also does not lead to their resistance to shells it is possible, of course, that the Indians came up with an analogue of homogeneous armor of the order of 2000mm or more, but the crew, when directly fired by the BOPS, will not be very good if all the kinetic energy of the projectile is not smeared for the most part in the shell ricochet, but goes into a blow to the hull
    1. garik77 17 March 2020 01: 16 New
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      So do not care, this tank was created for parades, and not for battles. Flowers hang on him, beautiful wreaths and go!
  • Klingon 17 March 2020 01: 27 New
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    Quote: Andrey Mikhaylov
    Do not look, but look, and what do we have?

    T-72B3, T-80 BVM, T-90M, .. T-14 Armata - not a zoo say? of which only T-72B3 and T-90M are compatible
    - we are attacking the same rake
  • Nikolay2 18 March 2020 20: 46 New
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    More recently, they laughed at Chinese cars.
    And they already do outlet cars. And even fly into space.
    Already somehow it is not funny.
    It's time to laugh at the Indians ...