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India will complete testing of its new Arjun II tank in August

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India will complete testing of its new Arjun II tank in AugustThe final test of the new Indian main battle tank (MBT) "Arjun-II" (Arjun Mark II) will be held in early August this year in the state of Rajasthan. This was reported by the weekly Weekens Weekly.
Although tests of the partially upgraded versions of the Arjun II tank are already underway, one completely new tank will take part in the tests for the next few months, in the design of which 73 of 93 improvements have been made, including 19 of major modifications to the requirements of the army.


As the head of the research and development department of CVRDE combat vehicles (Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment) Dr. Shiv Kumar, in charge of upgrading the Arjun II MBT, the remaining 20 additional improvements are related to the tank’s armament, they can be implemented separately.

According to military sources, Israeli companies Israel Military Industries and Elbit Systems advise the CVRDE to complete the tank modernization process.

According to a source in the Ministry of Defense of India, Arjun II will include improvements compared to Arjun I, including active-reactive armor and a nighttime thermal sight of the tank commander, replacing the day sight set on its first version. The machine will be equipped with Israeli Lahat light anti-tank guided missiles (LAHAT), equipped with a laser countermeasure system integrated into the gun. The laser beam intercepts an approaching enemy missile, after which the crew has 93-10 seconds to respond to the threat. However, within a few milliseconds, the tank’s onboard protection system automatically fires smoke grenades to form a smoke screen and disrupt the missile guidance.

The tank is equipped with an automatic target tracking system and an improved ground navigation system.

The auxiliary power unit of the tank has a power of 8,5 kW (instead of 4,5 kW), the 120 mm caliber gun has an improved barrel, the tank commander’s panoramic sight provides protection from the laser range finder radiation. The crew consists of four people: the commander, gunner, loader and driver. The mass of the new tank 67 tons, while the mass of MBT "Arjun-I" is 60 t.

Resource tank gun designed for 500 shots, which is twice the life of the gun tank T-72. The seat of the tank commander is equipped with an improved panoramic sight.

The new tank has a low and less vulnerable silhouette. The same German diesel engine MTU 838 Ka-501 of MTU and the semi-automatic transmission RENK 304 S are installed on the Arzhun-II as a power plant, although more distant plans provide for the use of a nationally developed engine developed in cooperation with Western manufacturers.

If the tests are successful, the machine will be ready for commissioning at the beginning of 2015. The armed forces ordered the 124 tank Arjun II, which will be manufactured in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The machine will cost 370 million rupees (6,27 million dollars) per unit.
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  1. Regis
    Regis 27 July 2013 06: 36 New
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    Just recently they wrote about this) It turns out just like with our ships for the Navy) There are not many new ships, and there is just a bunch of news about them)) "They will soon be laid down! Almost laid down! They are already laying down!
    1. afire
      afire 27 July 2013 15: 17 New
      +8
      Bargained, now every country that imagines itself to be a military superbrain is spanking equipment, the technologies in which were developed back in the USSR. disgusting. With Su-35 in general, apologists will be in trouble, then we get stuck with the copied equipment to compete, as an example, the Chinese S-300 and Kalashnikov. It concerns absolutely all countries buying weapons from us.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 27 July 2013 16: 34 New
        +8
        Quote: afire
        then we get stuck with the copied equipment to compete, as an example, the Chinese S-300 and Kalashnikov.

        And where does the "Arjun-II" and copying of technology. In general, the Germans helped to design it.
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 27 July 2013 23: 24 New
          +3
          Quote: APASUS
          And where does the "Arjun-II" and copying of technology. In general, the Germans helped to design it.


          Moreover, this tank is far from shine. The car had a "difficult childhood" and not the fact that it will have a long life.
  2. Sasha1273
    Sasha1273 27 July 2013 06: 45 New
    +4
    The Indian tank has a German engine and shoots Israeli rockets - such a military cooperation brings together long-standing enemies.
    1. Dober
      Dober 27 July 2013 07: 50 New
      +8
      Quote: Sasha1273
      the German engine fires Israeli rockets - such a military cooperation brings together long-standing enemies.

      This is not "reconciliation", but BUSINESS. K.g. "nothing personal". In the event of unpredictable geopolitical changes in the world, these tanks can easily become just TRACTORS. Best case scenario.
      This is not from a good life.
      1. Edward72
        Edward72 27 July 2013 07: 54 New
        +2
        Correctly write, we do and tanks on our territory do and what to shoot
        1. Dober
          Dober 27 July 2013 08: 10 New
          +3
          Quote: Edward72
          than a bullet

          This is not enough. Before you "pull", you still need to see where, in whom, and calculate with what parameters. More and more electronics in the tank hinge. Now, if with optics it is even more or less normal, then with electronics there are a lot of imports. IMHO.
        2. lelikas
          lelikas 27 July 2013 15: 13 New
          -1
          Only ours do not show anything :(
    2. Tatb
      Tatb 27 July 2013 08: 53 New
      +1
      Israel has long floated on a German submarine dolphin class! Ani have long been plaguing the gums laughing
    3. ultra
      ultra 27 July 2013 11: 57 New
      +3
      Quote: Sasha1273
      reconciles old enemies.

      I don’t remember what they were at enmity with!
    4. The comment was deleted.
  3. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 27 July 2013 09: 18 New
    +8
    Good morning everyone, 93 changes - so this is from Zaporozhye - Ferrari can be collected. In general, this gimmick with an Indian tank has been going on with them for more than 30 years, the story with the American f-35 - it’s not good for him to cut money ... it will be interesting to see what they get on the way out.
    1. avdkrd
      avdkrd 27 July 2013 10: 40 New
      +5
      at the exit they will buy t90ms or a stub from Almaty))))
    2. Akim
      Akim 27 July 2013 11: 09 New
      +4
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      93 changes - so this is from Zaporozhye - Ferrari can be assembled

      That's not a lot. The differences between Tavria and Tavria-Nova are almost 300 improvements. But in appearance they were the same.
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 28 July 2013 01: 06 New
        +4
        Quote: Akim
        That's not a lot. The differences between Tavria and Tavria-Nova are almost 300 improvements. But in appearance they were the same.

        И WHERE both? request
        As for the topic of the article, I’ll say:
        There are good tanks, there are bad and there are Indian(similar to their films)
  4. Skiff
    Skiff 27 July 2013 09: 24 New
    +1
    Poor Indians, while they create their tank, the rest will probably come up with something fundamentally new, and it turns out that the new will become unnecessary trash.
    1. Dober
      Dober 27 July 2013 10: 10 New
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      Quote: Skiff
      Poor Indians while they build their tank

      Yes, with such a number of population and the existing territory, they need tanks no less than Ikarus. Better armored trains
      1

      2

      33



      But be sure to have smart armored trains. Others just don't roll laughing
      4


      "Jimi, Jimi, Jimi,
      Acha, acha, acha ... " wassat
      1. alone
        alone 27 July 2013 23: 17 New
        +1
        it would be better if they would attach a couple of wagons to the locomotives. Imagine if such a train goes off the rails?
        1. zennon
          zennon 27 July 2013 23: 26 New
          +3
          it would be better if they would attach a couple of wagons to the locomotives.

          Is it not obvious that a couple more wagons will look the same?
          1. alone
            alone 27 July 2013 23: 28 New
            +2
            Well, at least the poor driver would see where he is going. otherwise it’s possible to reach Pakistan)))))
        2. Dober
          Dober 28 July 2013 00: 23 New
          +3
          Hooked already. And not one. Yes, how many do not attach it ...
          1

          2

          3

          Horror is not the right word. There is stuffing.
          4

          5

          Often already fried.
          6
    2. Setrac
      Setrac 28 July 2013 19: 53 New
      0
      Quote: Skiff
      Poor Indians, while they create their tank, the rest will probably come up with something fundamentally new, and it turns out that the new will become unnecessary trash.


      Why probably? The development of Almaty is underway, probably in the United States and Germany, work is also going on in this direction. Sadly, so much effort and the output of the tank, barely reaching the leaders.
  5. shark
    shark 27 July 2013 10: 05 New
    +2
    It’s also the right policy to collect the best from the world (at least as much as possible) and combine in one machine. True, service becomes too costly and tedious. Too many links in the chain ....
  6. avt
    avt 27 July 2013 10: 55 New
    +4
    laughing Arjun number 1 done, Arjun number 2-complete the test, so when they complete - they will do Arjun number 3 laughing
    1. burhan
      burhan 27 July 2013 12: 37 New
      0
      Arjun No. 1 ... Arjun No. 3 ... No. 5 and further education will not allow them smile
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 27 July 2013 21: 35 New
        0
        Well, up to eight, they can definitely count.
        And they also know letters. A to H.
        And there are 64 more! combinations can be done.
  7. Taurus
    Taurus 27 July 2013 10: 59 New
    +5
    Actually right Arjuna. This is the brother of Lord Siva.
    1. broker
      broker 27 July 2013 17: 46 New
      0
      Lice !!! (if you write correctly !!!)
  8. Fuzzy
    Fuzzy 27 July 2013 11: 45 New
    -2
    Do it right. You look and throw the T-90 to hell.
    1. ultra
      ultra 27 July 2013 12: 00 New
      +6
      Quote: Awkward
      Do it right. You look and throw the T-90 to hell.

      Again from the asylum access to the network! crying
      1. sergo0000
        sergo0000 27 July 2013 13: 09 New
        +5
        Quote: ultra
        Quote: Awkward
        Do it right. You look and throw the T-90 to hell.

        Again from the asylum access to the network! crying

        Orderlies can be seen smoking, but forgot to turn off the computer. laughing
  9. poquello
    poquello 27 July 2013 12: 13 New
    +1
    Nothing, nothing. The Indians will still lick at the updates to our tanks, but you can’t fasten the whisker anymore.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 21: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: poquello
      Nothing, nothing. The Indians will still lick at the updates to our tanks, but you can’t fasten the whisker anymore.

      To 64! Arjuna's options?!?!
      To one of 64! at least something will do.
  10. burhan
    burhan 27 July 2013 12: 33 New
    0
    India versus China, anyway, a carpenter versus a carpenter! lol
    1. Dober
      Dober 27 July 2013 15: 42 New
      +3
      Quote: burkhan
      India versus China, anyway, a carpenter versus a carpenter!

      Wow! These comparisons I have not heard. what
      I would rather call "an anthill with red ants on the same, but only with black inhabitants."
      In your case, the AX always wins in the hands of a carpenter against a joiner planer.
      But if anyone is the first to take the CHAINSAW ... fellow
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 27 July 2013 21: 40 New
        0
        Quote: Dober

        In your case, the AX always wins in the hands of a carpenter against a joiner planer.
        But if anyone is the first to take the CHAINSAW ... fellow

        The joiner still has a chisel and a jointer.
  11. alone
    alone 27 July 2013 13: 26 New
    +3
    not sure india can handle china
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 27 July 2013 21: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: lonely
      not sure india can handle china

      1 versus 000 will not cope?
      Rather, the rest of the world cannot handle this.
      1. alone
        alone 27 July 2013 22: 03 New
        +3
        add to the one and a half billion another 320 million Pakistanis who are in conjunction with China !! Do you think Pakistan will sit aside and watch as India and China swing their swords? They will immediately strike in the side !! do not doubt it! and with this story, you can safely delete from the billion Indians three hundred million Muslims who live there! against Pakistan they will not trample
        1. Dober
          Dober 28 July 2013 00: 45 New
          0
          Quote: lonely
          Indians three hundred million Muslims who live there! against Pakistan they will not trample

          And a large number of Muslims in India live in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the border with Pakistan, in the Delhi region and other central areas, whose territories in ancient times were part of the Delhi Sultanate, in the state of West Bengal, in Kerala and some other states of India.
          In China, Uyghurs stir up ... There are also Indonesia in the region (1st place in the number of Muslims), the Philippines, etc.
          Do not be fooled. The current wars are waged not between the states, but between the faiths.
          And which of these "billions" will be for whom, and against whom? Nobody on the planet knows now.
          This will not be a war, it will be MORTGAGE! SUPERMESILOVO! Affect the WHOLE WORLD!
        2. Essenger
          Essenger 28 July 2013 00: 54 New
          +5
          Quote: lonely
          add to one and a half billion another 320 million Pakistanis

          Where did you get that figure? There are no more than 200 million.
          1. alone
            alone 28 July 2013 09: 52 New
            +1
            220 million live in Jammu and Kashmir, the rest throughout India
            1. Dober
              Dober 28 July 2013 11: 26 New
              0
              Vain argument. Here are the data -
              http://ansar.ru/analytics/2013/03/18/38793
            2. igor36
              igor36 29 July 2013 08: 44 New
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              Quote: lonely
              220 million live in Jammu and Kashmir, the rest throughout India

              The population of Jamnu and Kashmir is 12 million.
        3. igor36
          igor36 29 July 2013 08: 41 New
          0
          Quote: lonely
          320 million more Pakistanis

          In 2013, the population of Pakistan is about 200 million people. Another 120 are probably Chinese volunteers?
      2. Essenger
        Essenger 28 July 2013 00: 52 New
        +4
        Quote: dustycat
        1 versus 000 will not cope?

        A little bit more will be 1,5 billion Indians versus 1,3 billion Chinese.
  12. Sasha1273
    Sasha1273 27 July 2013 14: 26 New
    +1
    Quote: ultra
    I don’t remember what they were at enmity with!

    I'm talking about Germans and Jews, the Holocaust should be known to you. Think am a hundred times before answering no.
    1. Dober
      Dober 27 July 2013 15: 45 New
      +2
      Quote: Sasha1273
      the Holocaust should be known to you.

      No. What is this? Can you argue?
      Think a hundred times before replying. hi
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. zennon
        zennon 27 July 2013 18: 21 New
        +4
        No. What is this? Can you argue?

        Well done! Dober! I’m tired of proving the obvious things. They are worn with this idiotic fairy tale as with a written bag!
        1. Dober
          Dober 27 July 2013 19: 46 New
          +2
          Quote: zennon
          sick of proving obvious things

          Yes, no need again "prove the obvious"/ softly said.
          Anyone who “proves” something to the “Holocaust Cult Adepts (AKH), ​​himself becomes the“ bottom ”in the orchestra.” Better to ask.
          1. zennon
            zennon 27 July 2013 19: 56 New
            +3
            Anyone who "proves" something to the "Adepts of the Holocaust Cult (AKH), ​​himself becomes the" bottom "in the orchestra.

            I agree. But the matter is in enlightenment. People read, start to think!
  13. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 27 July 2013 15: 55 New
    +1
    They can arrange a competition between "Arjun-II" and T-90S. Passage of the track with shooting. The same tank biathlon. And they will see for themselves what is better done and of better quality.
  14. Krilion
    Krilion 27 July 2013 15: 59 New
    +2
    Yes, don’t worry, the Indians won’t be able to do anything nichrome .. I don’t remember a single original and noteworthy example of Indian weapons made by them with their own hands .. a society that has so far been divided according to caste (brahmanas, untouchables, etc.) p.) and the vast majority of which live in garbage cans, by definition, are not capable of a technological breakthrough ..
  15. roial
    roial 27 July 2013 16: 10 New
    +1
    ______________


  16. LAO
    LAO 27 July 2013 17: 37 New
    -7
    And the Indians are great! Improving!
    Maybe in the near future, and Russia will sell weapons.
    What the hell is not joking when God is sleeping!
    1. Atenon
      Atenon 28 July 2013 12: 51 New
      0
      yeah in this way maybe Lithuania can =) =)
    2. smile
      smile 28 July 2013 14: 59 New
      +3
      LAO
      These are all your dreams:))) .... sometimes it is surprising how Russophobia suppresses higher nervous activity:)))) ... the trend of adnak ...
  17. Massik
    Massik 27 July 2013 18: 13 New
    +2
    The Germans in their repertoire ... 60 tons everything as usual and probably eats solariums of 600-700 liters per hundred ..
  18. darksoul
    darksoul 27 July 2013 19: 13 New
    +1
    Losing a huge arms market
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 28 July 2013 09: 49 New
      +1
      Quote: darksoul
      Losing a huge arms market

      This statement "With a pitchfork on the water ...", will the tank still work, and will it be put into production and put into service ???
  19. alert_timka
    alert_timka 27 July 2013 21: 16 New
    +1
    at the end of the video shoot T-90
    1. alone
      alone 27 July 2013 22: 05 New
      +1
      actually, I think the Indians are better off buying or collecting more T-90s than upgrading all sorts of arjuns-marjuns !!
  20. Sashkessss
    Sashkessss 28 July 2013 00: 46 New
    0
    The Indians generally began to unwind, as can be seen from V.O. The ship is new, then the tank. Soon we will see in the feed not the developments of our military specialists, but stories about a new type of camouflage for the Arjun-1050 tank and an Indian ship, which was half built, with a lot of photos and videos. Moreover, the video is mainly of the type "An Indian is tightening the bolt" or "An Indian is eating shawarma in the dining room during a break *
  21. BOGOBOREZ
    BOGOBOREZ 28 July 2013 15: 13 New
    +3
    This is not an Indian tank, but an international one, of which there are only components there, Israeli, German, as well as Russian developments. But this is not surprising, Black is not capable of an intellectual breakthrough.
    1. svp67
      svp67 28 July 2013 15: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: BOGOBOREZ
      whose components are not there

      And you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but you need to intelligently use someone else’s experience ...
      1. BOGOBOREZ
        BOGOBOREZ 28 July 2013 16: 11 New
        0
        They do not use foreign experience, but foreign components, that tank is half of the foreign components. Ponder the difference.
        1. svp67
          svp67 28 July 2013 16: 15 New
          +1
          Quote: BOGOBOREZ
          They do not use foreign experience, but foreign components, that tank is half of the foreign components. Ponder the difference.

          You simply do not know the Indians, if this version of the tank satisfies them, then they will release all the components at home ... In any case, the maximum of them ...
          1. BOGOBOREZ
            BOGOBOREZ 28 July 2013 17: 45 New
            -1
            Another "expert" was found)))
  22. nezloy
    nezloy 28 July 2013 16: 20 New
    0
    I think tanks are no longer the main weapon in the war. Assad holds on to the fact that he is being helped with intelligence. This provides control. Management increases efficiency. The fate of the war will be decided in space and partly in the air.
    1. svp67
      svp67 28 July 2013 16: 23 New
      +2
      Quote: nezloy
      The fate of the war will be decided in space and partly in the air.
      The fate of any war is decided by the infantryman - the rest only help him, as far as possible ...
    2. 17085
      17085 28 July 2013 21: 21 New
      +1
      T-90 is the second most important deterrent after nuclear weapons in the confrontation with Pakistan.

      http://nnm.me/blogs/patrickk/v-indii-sostoyalas-mirovaya-premera-tanka-t-90s/
  23. Cherdak
    Cherdak 28 July 2013 20: 09 New
    0
    An amazing confirmation of the old adage: "It's incredible, and how can one create such ... Arjun-II from such decent components."
  24. 17085
    17085 28 July 2013 21: 11 New
    +1
    According to military sources, Israeli companies Israel Military Industries and Elbit Systems advise the CVRDE to complete the tank modernization process.

    Oh, I can't laugh laughing

    These two IMI firms are state-owned, and Elbit is private, in the nineties our MiGs were dragged to the edge of bankruptcy.
  25. Cherdak
    Cherdak 28 July 2013 21: 52 New
    +1
    Quote: nezloy
    The fate of the war will be decided in space and partly in the air.


    Some should be banned from watching Hollywood and Bollywood. The fate of the war will be decided in the minds ...
  26. January
    January 29 July 2013 12: 59 New
    0
    67 tons, your mother. What will it be on?