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Can anyone tell what those two drums are for at the rear??
You mean the fuel tanks?.. Those are to carry extra fuel to be spent first & jettisoned before getting in action.
 

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India Test-Fires Laser-Guided Anti Tank Missile from MBT Arjun in Ahmednagar

India on Thursday successfully test-fired Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun at KK ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar. The test was conducted in continuation of successful trial done on September 22, 2020. The indigenously developed missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile Successfully Test-Fired by DRDO From MBT Arjun Tank in Ahmednagar During the tests on September 22, the ATGM had successfully hit the target, which was located at 3 km. The missile is aimed to destroy armoured vehicles including tanks. The missile employs a tandem HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles. The indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired today defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK ranges (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in continuation of successful trial done on 22nd Sep 2020.
 

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JUST IN: India’s
@DRDO_India
releases picture of Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile test today from an Arjun tank today (the second in 9 days) at the firing range in Ahmednagar, says it ‘defeated a target at longer range’.
 

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JUST IN: India’s
@DRDO_India
releases picture of Laser Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile test today from an Arjun tank today (the second in 9 days) at the firing range in Ahmednagar, says it ‘defeated a target at longer range’.
Last trial was at 3km. Max range is 4.5km, so maybe that?
 

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We need 500 Arjin tanks in rajasthan desert
Thats 10 regiments or a complete tank division/
in the desert with potential nuclear back drop Arjun is OUR ABRAHAMS or Challenger OR LEOPARD.

Keep 2000+ T90 for the rest of the western border ie 4 more Armoured Divisions

SCRAP THE T72

Buy at least 8 regiments of 20-30 tonne light tank or Chinease border ie 400 tanks

EVERY THING ELSE EVERY PENNY OUTSIDE this invstment goes on other force multiplers

150 light attach choppers LCH & more Apache
2000+ kesetral IFV indengioius the one being tested in ladkh
100+ pinaka version MBRL range 100+ KM
5000 new generation anti tank missles
300 + mobile artlillary guns from korea or USA
new generation sams
drones
hypersoninc brahmos cruise missles
Nirbhay cruise missles
PRAHAAR rocket regiments
 

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Arjun is well suited for operation is Rajasthan as well as Punjab. Arjun even operated at marshy areas of Punjabwhich were thought previously as un-tankable by T-90 and T-72s or even older generation tanks.
Right. Arjun is amazing. No doubt about that. However, unless you are of firm opinion that Army consists of sell-outs, kindly let them decide the mix. That said, I would like them to atleast order a number where some sort of manufacturing eco-system is sustained for Arjun. The same system can be leveraged in future indigenous projects. The government should make additional outlay to this end.
 

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India need to have 0 Arjun tank in service. For the price, it is the biggest disaster out there. for same price you can get a Armata. Better upgrade T 90 with new autoloader, gun and ammo instead of wasting more money on this. I hope this programme is put in dustbin for good. FMBT should be armata period.
 

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SCRAP THE T72

Buy at least 8 regiments of 20-30 tonne light tank or Chinease border ie 400 tanks
What is the need for scrapping T-72 altogether.
Upgraded T-72 CIA Mk2 is a good tank when facing the Type 15 of PLA. Though it needs a better ERA coverage and APS (if not hardkill at least softkill one like ALWCMS of Arjun mk1A. Also the new L&T DRDO is supposed to weigh between 34 tons (with 105 mm Cockrell turret-38 tons (modified T-90 turret). Both can be good combo for year round deployment along LAC.
300 + mobile artlillary guns from korea or USA
Currently, we have so many offerings from Kalyani, Tatas and OFB, then what is the need to go for imported guns?
 

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In this very poster it shows that the current MBT possess an APS. But what I know is that for an APS a hit-to-kill projectile should be present. Shouldn't use of VIRSS be considered as a passive protection system?
Yes, it's not hard-kill APS, but can pass for a soft-kill... It's not just usual smoke grenade launchers of T-72/90. This got laser sensors that are mated with rotatable smoke grenade launchers.
It warns the crew on being lased by ATGM's laser guidance or enemy tanks laser rangefinder & its launchers turn to create smokescreen to cut off the guideance laser beam any 2nd gen ATGM, or hide the tank from enemy gunner's sight.

Compared to Stora which automatically turns the turret to face enemy & dazzles the laser source but emits crazy IR signature.

This helps against both guns & guided-missile ambush.
 

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Yes, it's not hard-kill APS, but can pass for a soft-kill... It's not just usual smoke grenade launchers of T-72/90. This got laser sensors that are mated with rotatable smoke grenade launchers.
It warns the crew on being lased by ATGM's laser guidance or enemy tanks laser rangefinder & its launchers turn to create smokescreen to cut off the guideance laser beam any 2nd gen ATGM, or hide the tank from enemy gunner's sight.

Compared to Stora which automatically turns the turret to face enemy & dazzles the laser source but emits crazy IR signature.

This helps against both guns & guided-missile ambush.
If I am not wrong drdo has developed the similar soft kill system against laser.
 

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