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India plans to equip T-90 tanks with its anti-tank missiles

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India plans to equip T-90 tanks with its anti-tank missiles

Over the past two weeks on the main battle tank The Arjun of the Indian Armed Forces conducted two successful tests of an Indian-made laser-guided anti-tank missile. Plans are now being developed to make this ammunition capable of being used on Russian-made T-90 tanks.


This is reported by the Indian edition of The Print.

The difficulty lies in the fact that the Arjun and T-90 tanks are equipped with different types of guns.

After two successful tests of the new ATGM, the Defense Research and Development Organization of India (DRDO) has planned to test it again in February next year. Sources of the publication in the Ministry of Defense of the country reported that before this tests were carried out on Arjun tanks at a flight range of 3-4 kilometers. Now DRDO wants to test ATGMs at 5 km to assess their effectiveness.

The ATGM uses a tandem thermal warhead to destroy armored vehicles protected by explosive-reactive armor, at a distance of 1,5 to 5 kilometers. It is designed to run on multiple platforms.

At present, the ATGM is undergoing technical tests using the Arjun 120-mm rifled gun. DRDO also seeks to make it compatible with the 125mm smoothbore gun of the Russian T-90S tank.
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  1. jovanni
    jovanni 5 October 2020 11: 24
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    ... Over the past two weeks on the main battle tank "Arjun" of the Armed Forces of India, two successful tests of an Indian-made anti-tank guided missile with laser guidance were carried out.

    Well, considering the results of our summer missile firing, how would we not have to buy them from the Indians! Unless of course they are lying ...
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 5 October 2020 12: 28
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      Quote: Jovanni
      Unless of course they are lying ...

      Of course they don't lie! They have "Arjun" plugged the T-90 in the belt, according to the test result!
      The Indian Arjun tank was declared the winner in the battles with the Russian T-90. A week of comparative trials took place in the Mahajan Ranges near Bikaner, Rajasthan, but the specific results for each type of trial remain a mystery. The Business Standard newspaper received information from several sources who were directly involved in the tests, and they speak of the superiority of the Indian tank over the T-90 in all important test parameters. According to the test conditions, each squadron (company) of Arjun (14 vehicles) was opposed by a T-90 company (also 14 tanks). Each company received three tactical missions, according to which it covers a distance of 50 km in desert terrain three times, then fires. At each stage, each tank must fire at least 10 shots, both on the move and in the parking lot. Thus, the tanks traveled 150 km in total and fired 30-50 shots. The ability of tanks to overcome water obstacles 3-5 feet deep was also tested. All observers agreed that the Arjun performed admirably and showed a clear advantage over the vaunted T-90.
      Source: http://bastion-karpenko.ru/arjun/ VTS "BASTION" AVKarpenko

      Only now, for some reason, our T-90 and T-72, and not the vaunted Arjuns, are being thrown to the border with China
      1. svp67
        svp67 5 October 2020 16: 10
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        Quote: APASUS
        Of course they don't lie!

        How they lie ...
    2. svp67
      svp67 5 October 2020 16: 11
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      Quote: Jovanni
      Well, considering the results of our summer missile firing, how would we not have to buy them from the Indians!

      Sorry, but in the results of those firing, not rockets, but people. Offer to buy them too?
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 5 October 2020 16: 27
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        Yes? There it is ... Did you conduct some kind of investigation? And what happened to them all? (Well, with people) If that's the case. need to buy! I suggest you buy this immediately:
        "... According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, conscript Arsen Markaryan shot down two Su-25s belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Showing tremendous self-control and professionalism, the anti-aircraft gunner, using the Igla system, followed the flights of Azerbaijani planes carrying out the bombing, after which complex calculations, hit the Azerbaijani Su-25. "
        Source: https://infosmi.net/society/181650-armyanskiy-voennosluzhaschiy-sbil-dva-boevyh-samoleta-azerbaydzhana/
        1. svp67
          svp67 5 October 2020 17: 41
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          Quote: Jovanni
          And what happened to them all? (Well, with people)

          Ours, the ones that shot? Yes, they were just poorly trained ...
          Quote: Jovanni
          Did you do some kind of investigation?

          No, they let it down on the brakes ... Don't tell me, of course
          Quote: Jovanni
          According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, conscript Arsen Markarian shot down two Su-25s belonging to the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

          It’s a pity that only Azeirbaydzhan never found out that he had lost two of his Rooks ... And why from Needle? Why not from DShK, AK or from a slingshot? It would be more daring
          1. jovanni
            jovanni 5 October 2020 18: 14
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            Well, you say too ... From a slingshot! It also says: - "... making complex calculations ..."
            In general, this is all laughter through tears. What is it that the most selective crews cannot use their weapons ?! Sad ...
            1. svp67
              svp67 5 October 2020 18: 48
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              Quote: Jovanni
              What is it that the most selective crews cannot use their weapons ?!

              The elite can, the contract soldier on the T-72B3 shot at 5, but the conscripts on the rest ... negative
  2. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 5 October 2020 11: 27
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    Don't spoil the T-90! Play these games with your Arjuns! And then later: the barrel broke, then and there ...
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 5 October 2020 11: 36
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      Quote: Sibiryak 66
      No need to spoil the T-90

      Let them do something with them.
      The tanks are already theirs and we are not responsible for them.
      And so ... What would the child not amuse himself, if only he would not cry
  3. Pavel57
    Pavel57 5 October 2020 11: 31
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    Yes, it had to be very wise to have not only several types of tanks, but also 2 more types of tank guns.
  4. master 52
    master 52 5 October 2020 11: 33
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    I would not rush to shoot them after that, they do not kill the equipment, they manage to ditch and then add my incomprehensible missile to the ammunition load
  5. Andy
    Andy 5 October 2020 13: 10
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    you have already equipped them with your shells. the trunks were spoiled and began to order from the Russian Federation again. how at the moment, I don't know
  6. Mytholog
    Mytholog 5 October 2020 13: 23
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    Guys, I misunderstood something ... Did the Indians launch a rocket from a RIFTED gun?
    I did not understand the depth of the idea at all - to put a rifled cannon on a tank in the XNUMXst century. But this is such a colonial imitation of the "white people" of the British.
    But a SELF-PROCESSING missile ... Why complicate things so much? A rifled gun has its own advantages ...
    1. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 5 October 2020 15: 38
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      Quote: Mytholog
      Did the Indians launch a missile from a RED cannon?

      and what's the problem then? On Arjun used a complex of guided weapons with the Israeli ATGM LAHAT
    2. svp67
      svp67 5 October 2020 16: 13
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      Quote: Mytholog
      Why complicate things so much?

      And what is complicated? In the T-55 tank, there was also a rifled one and nothing, the ATGM was normally used this way
  7. Zementbomber
    Zementbomber 7 October 2020 00: 59
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    The difficulty lies in the fact that the Arjun and T-90 tanks are equipped with different types of guns.

    No complexity. Tank URs are easily adaptable to the. 120- and 125-mm TUR can easily be adapted to any caliber within 115-140 mm and with slightly greater efforts - within 100-140 mm.