Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • China's experimental space lab to re-enter earth's atmosphere:-The experimental space lab Tiangong-2 will have a controlled descent from its orbit and it would re-enter earth's atmosphere to fall into the Pacific Ocean, China’s official space agency has said....
  • Exclusive Interview of Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace:-BrahMos Aerospace is one of the most outperforming companies in India's Defence & Aerospace Sector. Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, CEO & MD of the India-Russia JV entity, in an interview, shares the vision and incredible achievements of the company in its quest to improve the strike capability of India’s armed forces whether on sea, from underwater, in air or on land....
  • INS Sagardhwani embarks on ‘Sagar-Maitri Mission-2’:-INS Sagardhwani, an oceanographic research vessel of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, has embarked on a two-month-long Sagar- Maitri Mission-2 from Southern Naval Command in Kochi....
  • Rafale will provide IAF strategic deterrence: Defence Ministry:-The Rafale fighter aircraft will provide the Indian Air Force strategic deterrence and requisite capability to engage targets at long ranges, the Defence Ministry has said in a report, adding the training of first batch of officers and technicians is under way with the French Air Force....

Trials for new version of Arjun MBT on

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

A file photo.

NEW DELHI (PTI): The second round of field trials of the advanced version of the Arjun Main Battle Tank has begun in Rajasthan's Pokhran ranges.

The Mark-II version of the Arjun MBT includes advancements in areas of missile firing capability, lasers to detect anti-tank mines, improved armour, power generation system, automatic tracking and navigation systems.

"The trials started last week and would continue for sometime. It is basically aimed at incorporating the specific technological advancements needed by the Army," Defence Spokesperson from Jodhpur, Colonel S D Goswami told PTI.

Designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation's Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Chennai, the Mark-II versions of the tanks would have more than 90 modifications in its systems.

Special attention is being paid to the chassis of the tanks to give it speed and extra manoeuvrability over all the terrains.

Compared to the Mark-I variant, the tanks would have an enhanced Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with a capacity of 8.5 kilowatt, digital control harness, Advanced Land Navigation Systems (ALNS) and Advanced Commander Panaromic Sight (ACPS).

Besides CVRDE, several other DRDO agencies like Pune based High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad are involved in developing the Arjun Mark-II.

The first batch of Mark-II versions of the tank is expected to roll out by the end of 2014.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Defence export authorisation touched Rs 10,745 cr in 2018-19: Report

The defence export authorisation has touched Rs 10,745 crore during 2018-19, a growth of more than 100 per cent over the corresponding value in the fiscal 2017-18, the Defence Ministry has said in a report.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery