Wednesday, March 24, 2010

India’s home-built Arjun tank outruns, outguns Russian T-90

Arjun is an important battle tank urbanized by India's largest security service provider, Defense explore and Development Organization (DRDO), the Indian army. The Indian army planned 124 Arjun in 2000. The first 5 were delivered to the army in August 2004. The cost of 124 Arjun MBT will be around $ 471.2 million.India 's home-built Arjun tank has emerged a winner from his final fight with the Russian T-90.

Arjun Tank

Involved operation over 50 kilometers of desert land and then shoot a series targets.each tank troop 150 kilometer and fired 30-50 rounds. The studies also checked the tank's capacity to run through a water-channel 5.6 meters deep.

Arjun Tank

Technology systems for MBT Arjun
1) Automatic target locate, track and destruction.
2) An anti-helicopter round is under development, and
3) A new improved 1500 hp engine.
4) DRDO develops Tank Urban Survival Kit, which consists of a number of improvements to Arjun seeks to improve the fighting ability in urban environments, including defensive devices such as laser warning, IR jammer, and aerosol smoke grenade system.

Arjun Tank

Arjun Tank Specifications :
Weight 58.5 tonnes (57.6 long tons; 64.5 short tons)
Length 10.638 metres (34 ft 10.8 in)
Width 3.864 metres (12 ft 8.1 in)
Height 2.32 metres (7 ft 7 in)

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