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Final tests of the updated Arjun Mark-1 Alfa tanks completed in India

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The Indian Ministry of Defense announces the completion of the final stage of testing the updated tanks Arjun M1 Alfa (Arjun Mark-1 Alfa).


Tests of the combat vehicle, which was developed by companies belonging to the Indian DRDO, were carried out at the Pokhran military training ground. The production of test units was carried out with the participation of the Combined Vehicle Research Center in Chennai.

At the final stage of testing the updated "Arjun" was attended by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General S. Khasabnis, as well as the DRDO General Director for Armaments M. Kalo.

The new version of the tank reportedly received an improved fire control system, including a missile control system.

In total, 14 elements of the tank structure went through the modernization.

For example, manufacturers say that the tank's cannon is controlled by a computerized integrated fire control system, which increases the chances of hitting a target with fewer shots. The tank is equipped with updated sighting devices with stabilization, which make it possible to detect and track a target both during the day and at night.

During test runs, the Arjun Mark-1 Alfa tank also overcame a water obstacle. Overall, the tests were successful.

It should be recalled that the Indian Armed Forces had previously decided to abandon the use of Arjun tanks in the mountainous conditions of Ladakh. Several T-72 and T-90s were sent there, which are better adapted to operation in harsh conditions.

For reference: Arjun tanks have a standard mass of 58,5 tons, a 120 mm cannon. The crew of the basic version is 4 people.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 8 December 2020 09: 49
    +3
    It should be recalled that the Indian Armed Forces had previously decided to abandon the use of Arjun tanks in the mountainous conditions of Ladakh. Several T-72 and T-90s were sent there, which are better adapted to operation in harsh conditions.

    Building tanks is not playing "tanks"!
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 8 December 2020 09: 52
    +4
    For parades will go to them, hang with flowers and go ahead.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 8 December 2020 10: 34
      0
      Quote: Pessimist22
      For parades will go to them, hang with flowers and go ahead.

      You are evil. You can paint with paints and revive with flags, whip the Ukrainian women on the tower, but you never know what else you can ... repeat National pride and fantasies allow, "it's warm there, there are apples."
      RS. I did not offer UKRAINOK on the tower. This censorship works. fool My version of XOXOLOK.
  3. Sayan
    Sayan 8 December 2020 09: 55
    +6
    Colleagues, I will make you laugh - I originally read it ... not the final tests, but fatal ones)))
  4. tarakan
    tarakan 8 December 2020 10: 00
    0
    Quote: Victor_B
    It should be recalled that the Indian Armed Forces had previously decided to abandon the use of Arjun tanks in the mountainous conditions of Ladakh. Several T-72 and T-90s were sent there, which are better adapted to operation in harsh conditions.

    Building tanks is not playing "tanks"!

    Hindus have big wishlist, armor like abrashka, and mobility like T-72
    1. tarabar
      tarabar 8 December 2020 10: 26
      0
      Well, they realize at least a little that not all issues are resolved by hitting the cutlets of money on the table. Perhaps because of such wishes, cooperation on the 5th generation fighter collapsed, according to their parameters it should be. UFOs, but the laws of physics cannot be fooled or bought.
      1. Alexey Polyutkin
        Alexey Polyutkin 8 December 2020 14: 57
        +2
        Cooperation on the 5th generation aircraft was not due to such wishes. The Indians wanted to feed the technology for free. Ours did not give, and this is the result.
    2. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 13 December 2020 12: 13
      -2
      more like a leopard
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 8 December 2020 10: 27
    +1
    it was previously decided to abandon the use of Arjun tanks in the mountainous conditions of Ladakh in the Indian Armed Forces.
    well it’s clear
    tanks "Arjun" have a standard mass of 58,5 t, gun caliber 120 mm. The crew of the basic version is 4 people.
    Younger brother of Abrams request to scare crows "with one shot", and to fight, so T-90.
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 8 December 2020 10: 28
    0
    Attempts to create your own always command respect. Arjun, of course, is far from the advanced models of world tank building, but he has to start somewhere.
    1. Evil Booth
      Evil Booth 8 December 2020 10: 34
      -2
      when the Indians make a tank it turns out a pom-pom for an elephant, when they make a car it turns out an elephant.
      when they make a tank in russia, it turns out, when they make a car, it turns out a rusty bed net with springs, when beliefs make a tank, it turns out a rusty bed net with springs ... I can present a complete list, but I'm afraid the moderation won't like it.
      so they did make their unbreakable current leclerc. so the rules) cheap and angry.
    2. Azimuth
      Azimuth 8 December 2020 10: 52
      0
      I agree. In fact, its own tank building is being created from scratch, a school is being formed, the economy and industry are being pulled up to a new level.
      For the Indians, the task of catching up with China, for our bully stupid people, it will cause a smile, but this is a very difficult and costly task when you have to start from scratch. India launched many programs at the same time - a fighter, a tank, a nuclear powered aircraft, an aircraft carrier, an MBR, etc., apparently so far there are not enough resources, primarily intellectual ones. But in the end it is the largest country in terms of population and sooner or later it is doomed to achieve the set goals.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 8 December 2020 11: 54
    +2
    During test runs, the Arjun Mark-1 Alfa tank also overcame a water obstacle. Overall, the tests were successful.

    We have already read something like this, now it will be praised as the Americans F-35. Only for possible combat clashes with China is our T-90 sent, and not the super Arjun Mark-1 Alfa
  8. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 8 December 2020 12: 45
    +2
    Many bridges in India can withstand 60 tons + the weight of the conveyor?))))
  9. spectr
    spectr 8 December 2020 13: 23
    -3
    UVZ management probably shudders from such news. If India learns to rivet their tanks, they will lose a good customer and get a new competitor.
  10. Soveticos
    Soveticos 8 December 2020 14: 18
    +2
    Interestingly, the Indians have such abstruse and formidable names for programs, design bureaus and companies, and the output is always one zip. The Indians won all their wars against a deliberately weak enemy, mainly thanks to Soviet-Russian and foreign weapons and advisers, but they do not have a decent weapon of their own and, at such a pace, are unlikely to be in the near future.
  11. MMX
    MMX 8 December 2020 15: 57
    0
    Without an armored rag on the turret, it's a sieve, not a tank.
  12. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 8 December 2020 19: 18
    -1
    everything is great, made in india