Indian Army in March next year a further 79 domestic Eqiongtanke equipment
India Arjun main battle tanks have been made mass production
LONDON, June 2 news: According to the Russian “ties” news report, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) today announced a spokesman for the Indian Army until March 2010 and then get 79 “Arjun” Main Battle Tank. By then, the Indian Army ordered a total of 124 “Arjun” tanks will be fully delivered complete.
However, India’s military, “Arjun” was not satisfied with the performance of the tank, so only the symbolic order of 124. The future composition of Indian Army major assault force of tanks and troops will be Russian-made T-90. It is reported that the Indian military to launch a plan later this summer for “Arjun” and T-90′s comparative tests.
DRDO recently announced, the Indian Army’s first “Arjun” Tank Regiment was formed on May 25 completed. India Research and Development Institute combat vehicles (CVRDE) expert K · Sridhar claims to Indian Army’s first “Arjun” Tank Regiment last batch of 16 production of “Arjun” tanks was completed on May 25 delivered. By March of this year, CVRDE Indian Army has delivered 29 “Arjun” tanks.
March 2000 in accordance with Indian military contracts, CVRDE the total production of 124 for the Indian Army, “Arjun” Main Battle Tank.
the Indian military had asked, “Arjun” target to reach or exceed the German “Leopard II” tank level, but after 30 years of a long development process, the tank both in the power system , or in the gun performance are unable to meet basic operational needs. At the same time, “Arjun” 58.5 tons of weight but also most of the domestic Indian bridge can not afford.
In addition, according to sources, the Indian Army will expand the domestic arms purchases in order to reduce dependence on Western suppliers. According to the plan, the weapons and equipment in the Indian Army in the future composition, the proportion of domestic weapons will reach 70%, while this proportion is only 30% currently.
DRDO, a leader said, in recent years, India’s own development and production of weapons has been greatly enhance the ability of the current Indian domestic companies have been able to build large ships, combat aircraft, remote missiles, sensors, radar and other military products. (Compiled: Spring)