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Instead of Russian missiles: Indian tank "Arjun" fired back with a new ATGM

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India conducted the first successful test firing of the GLATGM (Gun Launched Anti Tank Guided Missile) anti-tank guided missile fired from the main combat tank "Arjun" of local production. The missile, apparently, can be used from other platforms in service with the country's troops.


The new product was tested by DRDO at the Ahmednagar test site. The missile is said to have successfully destroyed a target at a distance of 3 km during the tests. The projectile was equipped with a tandem cumulative anti-tank warhead guided by a heat trail.

GLATGM is able to effectively overcome the dynamic protection of armored vehicles, increasing the combat power of "Arjun". As indicated, the new missile was created on the principle of "a balanced combination of conventional and smart tank ammunition."

According to the journalists of the Army Recognition publication, most of the Russian MBTs, which form the basis of the Indian tank fleet, are also capable of firing ATGMs from the main gun. The 9M119 "Svir" and 9M119M "Reflex" missiles are laser-guided ATGMs developed during the Soviet era. They are similar, but differ in flight range and launch platform. Designed for firing smooth-bore 125-mm tank and anti-tank guns (2A45, 2A46 and 2A46M). Both missiles have a range of 4000 to 5000 meters.

Judging by these tests, India intends to soon acquire a new ATGM instead of Russian ones.

India prides itself on DRDO team working to reduce import dependency

- said the Minister of Defense of the country Rajnat Singh on September 23 after testing.
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Indian Defense Minister: https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 24 September 2020 07: 46
    +1
    The tank would be brought to mind, not with that started. Ali want to shove their missile into our guns, that is, tanks of our production?
    1. hrych
      hrych 24 September 2020 08: 05
      +5
      Quote: newbie
      that is, tanks of our production

      The article is incorrect. Not instead of our 125 mm missiles for a smooth barrel, but similar to ours in principle of operation, their 120 mm missiles under the NATO caliber of Arjun. And if where India buys similar ammunition for Arjun, it is clearly in a NATO country.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 24 September 2020 08: 09
        +3
        Yes, really, the article is chaotic, or maybe I forgot to wake up, but there is a dark land mine, clearly a pun.
      2. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 24 September 2020 08: 31
        -1
        Quote: hrych
        And if where India buys similar ammunition for Arjun, it is clearly in a NATO country.

        You are right.
        The Arjun is an Indian-made main battle tank also developed by DRDO in collaboration with the Indian Army. The main armament of the main battle tank Arjun Mk II or Mk 1A consists of a 120 mm rifled gun, equipped with a thermal sleeve, a smoke exhauster and a muzzle reference system. The gun is capable of firing a full range of ammunition, including FSAPDS (Fin Stabilized Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot), HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head), PCB, TB, and the Israeli LAser anti-tank homing missile (LAHAT). The LAser Homing Attack Missile, or LAHAT, is an advanced missile designed and manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) MBT division.
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 24 September 2020 08: 56
          +2
          Nothing strange, this particular DARDO mutilated the sonar dome of our sub, in the interests of the Yankees.
          1. Vitaly gusin
            Vitaly gusin 24 September 2020 09: 30
            0
            Quote: newbie
            DARDO mutilated our sub's sonar dome, in the interests of the Yankees.

            Everything was much simpler.
            The team said the damage was due to technical issues. It has been suggested that the damage was caused by a minor accident while driving. However, the Russian side was not satisfied with the conclusions of the commission. And she asked for permission to conduct her own investigation on this matter.
            The joint team will send reports to New Delhi and Moscow after due investigation of the damage caused. They stated that the damage was not serious. The submarine was stationed for several weeks at the INS Virbahu submarine base in Visakhapatnam.
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 24 September 2020 09: 37
              +1
              Obviously, I'm more about the DARDO than about the submarine. In India, scandals have flared up more than once around close close cooperation with the Yankees. Add here a carttna with "Nerpa".
              1. Vitaly gusin
                Vitaly gusin 24 September 2020 09: 52
                0
                Quote: newbie
                Obviously, I'm more about the DARDO than about the submarine. Scandals have flared up in India over close cooperation with the Yankees.

                Scandals happen everywhere and for everyone, and everyone cooperates with those with whom it is more profitable both financially and politically.
                But I do not think that this is the main task of this association.
                DRDO is India's largest and most diverse research organization, with a network of 52 defense technology laboratories covering various fields such as aeronautics, weapons, electronics, ground-based weapons, life sciences, materials, missiles and naval systems. ... The organization is made up of approximately 5000 Defense Research and Development Service (DRDS) scientists and approximately 25000 other scientific, technical and support staff.
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 24 September 2020 09: 54
                  0
                  As I understand it, everyone sees what he wants to see. And I know the summary of DARDO.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 24 September 2020 09: 23
          +1
          Quote: Vitaly Gusin
          The main armament of the Arjun Mk II or Mk 1A main battle tank consists of a 120 mm rifled cannon,

          If I am not mistaken, this cannot be, then what kind of rocket is this? Which was launched from a rifled barrel, what's the catch?
          1. Vitaly gusin
            Vitaly gusin 24 September 2020 09: 34
            -1
            Quote: APASUS
            Which was launched from a rifled barrel, what's the catch?

            https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2020_global_security_army_industry/india_has_successfully_test-fired_gun_launched_anti-tank_missile_from_arjun_tank.html#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20Tweet%20released,vehicles%20in%20service%20with%20India.
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 24 September 2020 11: 13
              -1
              Quote: Vitaly Gusin
              Quote: APASUS
              Which was launched from a rifled barrel, what's the catch?

              https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_september_2020_global_security_army_industry/india_has_successfully_test-fired_gun_launched_anti-tank_missile_from_arjun_tank.html#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20Tweet%20released,vehicles%20in%20service%20with%20India.

              And that you threw off me. Everything is clearly written, do you need a translation?
              Most of the Russian main battle tanks are also able to fire an anti-tank guided missile from the main gun. The 9M119 Svir and 9M119M Refleks are laser beam riding, guided anti-tank missiles developed in the former Soviet Union. The two missiles are similar but vary in range and launch platform. Both are designed to be fired from smoothbore 125 mm tank and anti-tank guns (2A45, 2A46 and 2A46M). Both missiles have an operational range from 4,000 to 5,000 m.

              The Arjun is an Indian-made main battle tank also developed by the DRDO in collaboration with the Indian Army. The main armament of the Arjun Mk II or Mk 1A main battle tank comprises a 120mm rifled gun fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor, and a muzzle reference system. The gun is able to fire a full range of ammunitions including FSAPDS (Fin Stabilized Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot), HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head), PCB, TB and the Israeli LAser Homing Anti-Tank (LAHAT) missile. LAser Homing Attack Missile, or LAHAT, is an advanced missile developed and manufactured by the MBT Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
              1. Vitaly gusin
                Vitaly gusin 24 September 2020 17: 43
                0
                Quote: APASUS
                And that you threw off me. Everything is clearly written, do you need a translation?

                You wrote this:
                If I am not mistaken, this cannot be, then what kind of rocket is this? Which was launched from threaded barrel ,what's the catch ?
                This is from the article:
                The main armament of the Arjun Mk II or Mk 1A main battle tank comprises a 120mm rifled gun(rifled gun) fitted with a thermal sleeve.
                And to end the debate, the translation:
                The main armament of the Arjun Mk II or Mk 1A battle tank consists of a 120 mm rifled cannon with a thermal sleeve.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 25 September 2020 09: 50
      0
      There is not much difference ... even easier than shooting from a rifled gun.
  2. novel66
    novel66 24 September 2020 07: 47
    +3
    tandem high-explosive ??? what kind of beast is so unprecedented ???
    land mine against a tank - the very thing
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 24 September 2020 08: 02
      +2
      More likely a journalist's mistake.
    2. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 24 September 2020 08: 08
      +2
      Good afternoon. Well, it seems, the British do not complain and continue to shoot their "hash land mines" (high explosive armor-piercing shells HESH). The article is clearly a typo and meant a tandem cumulative warhead
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 24 September 2020 09: 07
        +1
        High-explosive armor-piercing_ is clearly understood. But the tandem land mine is, of course, a mistake.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 25 September 2020 09: 51
          0
          Cumulatively there are still high explosive ...
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 25 September 2020 09: 52
        0
        It depends on what to shoot. If there are no modern OBT, then it can be used for all purposes.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 25 September 2020 11: 21
          0
          If you are talking about "hash landmines", then as antipersonnel they are not effective, there are few fragments, only as high-explosive against fortifications. If you are talking about a hypothetical tandem high-explosive unit, then how do you imagine its principle of action when a tank is defeated? The tandem HEAT in artillery calibers is effective only against lightly armored vehicles and fortifications.
  3. Shuttle
    Shuttle 24 September 2020 07: 52
    +1
    It is good (for the Indians) that we got our own one or ten missiles. We also need to make sure that it hits the target. And most importantly, it should not cost like a Boeing wing. So that you can rivet them as much as you need. Here one Defense Research Organization and development will not be enough. This requires production chains.
  4. Dodikson
    Dodikson 24 September 2020 07: 53
    0
    ummm, how is it
    equipped with tandem high-explosive anti-tank warhead
    ?
  5. Livonetc
    Livonetc 24 September 2020 08: 00
    0
    Of course, you need to develop your designs and arbitrariness.
    However, China both copies and develops more successfully.
    Their kung fu is better so far.
  6. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 24 September 2020 08: 22
    0
    Successfully hit the target ...

    And what, straight hit?
    Probably also from the first shot?
    Well, they lie. So even ours can't ...

    (Sarcasm, if anyone did not understand)
  7. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 24 September 2020 08: 24
    0
    In general, of course well done, they are slowly catching up.
    Our factories have less and less work ...
    When the Chinese catch up, we will have to suck a paw.
  8. mvg
    mvg 24 September 2020 08: 24
    +2
    But at the tank biathlon, the most experienced crews showed, with enchanting commentary, all the power of the Soviet Reflex. It is scary to think what the less experienced crews will show on a moving target. And when they write about 5 km, when to start laughing? Is that in theory? Or is the likelihood comparable to the likelihood of seeing a dinosaur when you go to work in the morning?
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 24 September 2020 08: 39
    0
    equipped with a tandem cumulative anti-tank warhead, based on the heat trail.
    Is it like someone has already flown and left behind? what
  10. Phoenix
    Phoenix 24 September 2020 09: 00
    0
    Arjuna will not even come close to replacing the T-90, and its "own" missile, according to its description, suspiciously resembles LAHAT, just like last year the infantry ATGM was an Indian Spike ...
  11. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 24 September 2020 09: 04
    +1
    And how does the rocket behave in the highlands? Naughty like Arjun?
    1. Poruchikgt
      Poruchikgt 25 September 2020 23: 40
      0
      Rockets behave badly in the highlands! They lack the available overload.
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 September 2020 09: 22
    0
    105 mm missile, subcaliber for their 120 mm cannon.
    105 mm is not enough to penetrate the frontal armor of modern tanks. (Just like 125 mm is not enough either.)
    Israel has abandoned Lahat tank missiles for this reason.
  13. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 24 September 2020 09: 59
    0
    Hmm ... Is it okay that Arjun himself is still a miracle in feathers?
  14. bars1
    bars1 24 September 2020 11: 25
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    105 mm is not enough to penetrate the frontal armor of modern tanks. (Just like 125 mm is not enough either.)
    Israel has abandoned Lahat tank missiles for this reason.

    In Russia, for example, in 2019. TUR Sokol-V entered the tests, the defeat occurs in the roof of the target
  15. Konatantin 1992
    Konatantin 1992 25 September 2020 05: 01
    0
    All the same, the TUR will be more correct, not the ATGM ...
  16. Poruchikgt
    Poruchikgt 25 September 2020 23: 38
    0
    They have been making Invars for a long time under license. Maybe they were honored to make an analogue. But I have strong doubts.