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"We spent money on modernizing Arjun tanks, and we are sending T-72 to Ladakh": Arjun Mk-1A was criticized in India

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the ceremony of handing over the modernized main combat tank Arjun Mk-1A. The ceremony was held in Chennai, India in the presence of the state governor, representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).


Reportedly, the new version of the Indian Arjun Mk-1A main battle tank has several major differences from previous versions. There are 14 major implemented changes and more than fifty small ones.

The manufacturer indicates that the transmission has been changed on the tank, which makes it possible to increase its mobility. It is also noted that the tank received the latest weapons control system. This system is of Indian origin. The system includes computer stabilization of aiming, which allows you to "capture" and track the target even with heavy movement of the tank itself.



Manufacturer:

Our system works in all weather conditions and in any light. Infrared sensors allow hitting a target in rain, fog, darkness.

A 120 mm rifled cannon, as stated, provides the defeat of various types of targets, including armored vehicles, enemy fortifications.

The upgraded Arjun Mk-1A can also hit some air targets, including relatively low-flying helicopters.



At the same time, critical voices are being heard in India itself. In particular, it is noted that even after the modernization, the tank cannot be used in high mountain conditions:

We spent money on modernizing the Arjun tanks again, and we are sending T-72s to Ladakh. Where are we going to use the Arjun Mk-1A in this case, if the most dangerous directions are located in the border mountainous area?

Are they going to use these tanks on the plain? That is, you are not sure that you will be able to contain the enemy on the mountain borders?
Photos used:
Twitter / Narendra Modi
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  1. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 14 February 2021 13: 06
    +20
    Arjun for stealing money, T72 and 90 for war.
    1. Virus-free crown
      Virus-free crown 14 February 2021 13: 11
      0
      Quote: Victor Sergeev
      Arjun for stealing money, T72 and 90 for war.

      Well, we must support the national industry laughing
      1. Old tanker
        Old tanker 14 February 2021 13: 52
        +9
        The national industry is more supported by the licensed assembly of the T-90.
        And Arjun is a team hodgepodge. From a copy of an English cannon firing an Israeli TUR stuck into a copy of a German Leopard-2 turret, but with Russian machine guns. Fitted on a replica of the Leopard 2 hull. With a German engine.
        And all this was weighted with a semblance of Russian reactive armor.
        Well, the Indians overdid it in their desire to combine "all the best" in the world of tank building in their elephant. And it turned out, as always. Obscene ugly duck for parades. Which is only capable of pleasing pride.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 14 February 2021 14: 34
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          And Arjun is a team hodgepodge.

          Although a hodgepodge, but in:
          Sliced gun caliber 120 mm, as stated, provides the defeat of various types of targets, including armored vehicles, enemy fortifications.

          I do not believe. hi
          Indians ATGM are launched through the barrel. There is a smoothbore gun, even though the Wiki says it is rifled. wink
          1. Torukmakto
            Torukmakto 14 February 2021 14: 38
            +10
            Quote: Alex777

            I do not believe.
            Indians ATGM are launched through the barrel.

            Why don't you believe? The upgraded T-55s calmly launch the guns through the rifled barrels of 100mm D-10.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 14 February 2021 14: 47
              -1
              On February 23, 2011, the Defense Research and Development Organization of India announced the completion of a new version of the national tank. According to DRDO plans, the first phase of military testing of the new Arjun Mk.II will begin in June 2011, and the second in 2012. The modernized Arjun Mk.II is equipped with a 120mm smoothbore gun with a barrel resource of 500 rounds. The gun is equipped with an automatic target tracking system.
              Source: http://bastion-karpenko.ru/arjun/ VTS "BASTION" AVKarpenko

              Although many other sources write rifled ... request
              1. Torukmakto
                Torukmakto 14 February 2021 14: 50
                +3
                Yes that's right.
                But the news is talking about the Arjun Mk-1A, in which the rifled 120mm stands, while you mentioned the Mk2 version.
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 14 February 2021 14: 51
                  0
                  Clear. On series 2 it is already smooth-bore.
                  Therefore, ATGMs are launched from it ... hi
                  1. Torukmakto
                    Torukmakto 14 February 2021 14: 52
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                    Quote: Alex777
                    Clear. Is it already smooth-bore for series 2?

                    So you yourself said about it above)
                    The upgraded Arjun Mk.II has smoothbore gun of 120 mm caliber
                    1. Alex777
                      Alex777 14 February 2021 15: 08
                      -1
                      I did not follow the development of Arjun, so I did not immediately understand this confusion. hi
      2. Viktor Sergeev
        Viktor Sergeev 15 February 2021 12: 48
        0
        So wouldn't it be easier to make a light tank like the Chinese one? A lot of mountains, T72 and T90 are heavy, so they would sculpt something similar to a lightweight T72, reduce the weight by 2 times, reduce the armor by 2 times, get a platform for a decent gun, and sell the army at the price of Arjun, everyone would benefit.
    2. yehat2
      yehat2 15 February 2021 11: 49
      +1
      and I paid attention to the environment -
      management is engaged in business and without unnecessary show off
      there is no special luxury or something superfluous around.
      so, only advertising on duty.
      But the show itself is strange.
  2. lasroc
    lasroc 14 February 2021 13: 06
    +5
    Today is on the day of military acceptance in the Armed Forces of India request
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 14 February 2021 13: 09
    +5
    T-72 strong good good good
  4. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 14 February 2021 13: 10
    +3
    It looks like in their minds the tank has gone not far from the elephant. Ears, trunk, tail.
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 February 2021 13: 12
    +2
    The emphasis is misplaced by critics in India. Arjun is single and dear, according to the tradition of paraden. And the 72nd was made for the war, and they have a supply. So the 72nd went.
  6. Emil mamedoff
    Emil mamedoff 14 February 2021 13: 19
    0
    To be fair, Pakistani Al-Khalid (modification of the Chinese Type-90IIM) turned out to be better and more practical than the Indian useless boar.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 14 February 2021 13: 56
      0
      And the Chinese, in turn, is based on a Soviet base
  7. askort154
    askort154 14 February 2021 13: 31
    0
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the ceremony of transferring the upgraded Arjun Mk-1A main battle tank to the troops.

    Judging by Modi's "uniform", he had completely different plans, but he was unexpectedly brought to a meeting with the tankers. crying
    1. aars
      aars 14 February 2021 14: 07
      0
      Isn't he always in a sundress and white pants? belay laughing laughing
    2. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 14 February 2021 20: 54
      0
      Aha!))) He was just going to sleep, and put on his pajamas, the cap was probably blown off by the wind))
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 14 February 2021 14: 11
    0
    You will apply at parades. There usually needs a bearing and appearance. And this unprepossessing, shabby and evil is the thing for the war.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 February 2021 14: 25
    0
    The only thing I can't understand here is the choice of a 120mm rifled gun.
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 14 February 2021 14: 49
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      I can't understand here - the choice of 120mm rifled gun.
      "Tribute" to the former owners ...
      In Britain, the Challenger 2 tank is equipped with an L30A1 rifled 120mm (the only rifled tank gun of this caliber in NATO) hi
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 14 February 2021 18: 05
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      The only thing I can't understand here is the choice of a 120mm rifled gun.

      The rifle has two drawbacks relatively smooth-bore
      - lower initial speed of the sub-caliber
      - slightly more laborious manufacturing.
      But there are also pluses
      - higher accuracy (especially high-explosive fragmentation and cumulative)
      - higher firing range of high-explosive fragmentation (if firing from closed positions)
      - lower cost of high-explosive fragmentation and cumulative
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 14 February 2021 20: 36
        +1
        Yes exactly. but this is a tank and a tank gun ... and this caliber has many manufacturers of various shells. And if you think about it with your head, then their main caliber is our 125mm ...
        1. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin 14 February 2021 21: 31
          0
          There are no fewer countries that have a 120mm tank in service than countries that have a 125mm tank.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 14 February 2021 21: 42
            0
            I do not argue ..... but they already have a 125mm caliber .... large-scale and, like the production of 125mm ammunition. By the way, there are many manufacturers of all 125mm shells in the world.
            1. Redfox3k
              Redfox3k 16 February 2021 12: 29
              0
              Many calibers, all sorts and different.
  10. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 14 February 2021 17: 53
    0
    Nothing, but the grannies have already been "mastered" and exported to Switzerland.
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 14 February 2021 19: 57
    +1
    The Indians have a creative view of tank building, not at all technical like the Germans, for example, Indians know how to dance, sing, men look better than women in the cinema, well, they would popularize in the world and earn money, but it is better to buy tanks, well, not Indian this case
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 February 2021 12: 38
    0
    The Indian media also write that there are no less foreign components in Arjuna than in the T-90 ...
  13. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 16 February 2021 12: 25
    0
    A 120 mm rifled cannon, as stated, provides the defeat of various types of targets, including armored vehicles, enemy fortifications.

    As if the traditional 125mm cannon doesn't allow you to do the same. His Majesty "kickback" now produces and assembles tanks, and actually all weapons in India. All songs and dances when concluding agreements with the Indians are a clear confirmation of this.
  14. uncle Vlad
    uncle Vlad 16 February 2021 18: 34
    0
    Well, everything is as always, hitting armored vehicles from 120 mm? People can. What is he huge
  15. Foxmara
    Foxmara 18 February 2021 02: 48
    0
    They invest money correctly, they have to have their own tanks, they just get music and dancing as a result .. Such a nation ..