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Indian general: Upgraded Arjun Mark-1 ALFA tank meets the needs of the Indian army

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In India, test tests of the firepower of the modernized tank Arjun. This is the Arjun Mark-1 ALFA version, which has received several innovations and improvements from the Indian armored vehicle manufacturer.


The upgraded tank received an improved gunner's main sight, integrated with the automatic target tracking system. The manufacturer of such a sight notes that it will now be easier for the crew to hit the target while moving both the Arjun tank itself and the target.

Shooting at targets on the move was carried out during tests at the Pokhran test site.

During the tests, the commander of the armored division, General Ajit Singh Ghelot, and other senior officers were present at the test site.

According to the Indian general, the tank demonstrated a high level of controllability, as well as high performance when firing in a desert area. The specific parameters of firing (distance to the target, the speed of the tank and targets at the time of firing) are not reported.

Indian general:

The modernized Arjun Mark-1 ALFA tank meets the needs of the Indian army.

By order of the Indian Ministry of Defense, the manufacturer has modernized 14 elements, blocks and units of the tank.

It should be recalled that a few days ago, the Indian military announced the need to purchase light tanks that could be used in the high-mountainous region of Ladakh on the border with China. It was stated that the T-72 and T-90 tanks are too heavy for such conditions. Although earlier the Indian side itself noted that the T-72 and T-90 are superior to the Chinese "mountain" Type 15 in many respects, including the firing range and armor penetration.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha April 26 2021 07: 33
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    The modernized Arjun Mark-1 ALFA tank meets the needs of the Indian army.

    He would try to say something about the discrepancy. This is not for you to dance in front of suppliers, here they can give in the face laughing
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 26 2021 07: 34
    -3
    Not convinced. Tomorrow, on the pages of the media, another general from "dances and tambourines" will put forward the opposite version or declare that modernization is too expensive.
    It's always like this in Bollywood.
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 26 2021 07: 41
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Tomorrow, on the pages of the media, another general from "dances and tambourines" will put forward the opposite version or declare that modernization is too expensive.

      And who gets money for what ... they have it strictly
    2. knn54
      knn54 April 27 2021 07: 56
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      - The specific parameters of firing (distance to the target, the speed of the tank and targets at the time of firing) are not reported.
      What then to comment on?
  3. svp67
    svp67 April 26 2021 07: 40
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    With HUGE PLEASURE I look at these "Indian dances with a tambourine and songs"
    ,
    but around the tank armament of the Indian army ... Well this is WHAT plot and intrigue ...
  4. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 26 2021 08: 13
    +4
    Of course it does: expensive, useless, but great bribes. The tank is good, only afraid of the earth.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 26 2021 08: 57
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      Quote: Victor Sergeev
      The tank is good, only afraid of the earth.
      and 70% of imported components ... It weighs almost one and a half times more than the T-90 and cannot be effectively used against its main rivals (in deserts and highlands). Why then is it all ..?
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 26 2021 08: 14
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    In India, test tests of the firepower of the modernized Arjun tank were carried out.
    The pasta of the elephants will come down. laughing
  6. APASUS
    APASUS April 26 2021 09: 00
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    As a rule, such statements are supported by very solid orders for the needs of the Army. Something is not heard about the allocation of funds for the purchase of a batch of Arjun Mark-1 ALFA
  7. yfast
    yfast April 26 2021 09: 13
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    Is the weight still 60 tons? Well then, of course it does.
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 26 2021 10: 20
    +1
    That corresponds, then does not correspond ... Dancers are tired.
    As I understand it, in terms of the scale of cutting, arjun meets the needs of the Indian military by the hands of the drivers, and in terms of performance characteristics it does not correspond to the needs of the Indian army.
  9. megavolt823
    megavolt823 April 26 2021 10: 44
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    Today I read that the Indian general, T90 disappointed. On the one hand, the car leading its life from the T72. And the last modernization in the late 90s. You can present a lot that is outdated. But the question of price and hence the number. And it is necessary to compare them in battle in the mountains. And high above sea level. But there may be secrets. Which will disappoint the generals of the tanks of other countries. But I would associate this with the general hysteria of Western (tobacco) V.V. Putin). And India decided to break with Russia for access to markets and technologies. But! Do it beautifully in dance. As befits true Bollywood fighters. hi
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 26 2021 10: 49
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    Arjun Mark-1 ALFA tank meets the needs of the Indian army.
    Well, now they probably breathed a sigh of relief, otherwise they complained the other day that Russian-made tanks would not withstand Chinese ones. In India, a certain shurum-burum is constantly taking place about the purchased equipment, and this has apparently become a folk (journalistic) fun.
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 26 2021 15: 43
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    Arjun is a powerful anti-tank SPG.
    The English rifled 120 mm cannon hits far and accurately.
    The MSA is Israeli. The frontal armor is good.
    And on raids, long marches, they have T-90s to support the infantry
  12. Soveticos
    Soveticos April 26 2021 22: 04
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    When they finish up to the Mark XXXVI Omega, they might be able to do something.