Monday, May 17, 2010

Indian Army orders additional 124 Arjun tanks

Even as Defence Minister AK Antony opened a five-day army commanders conference this morning, the Army announced its decision to place a fresh order for an additional home-built 124 Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun to boost its firepower. The fresh order is over and above the existing order of 124 tanks. The development follows the success of the indigenous MBT Arjun in the recent gruelling desert trials, the Defence Ministry said.

The project for the design and development of the MBT Arjun was approved by the government in 1974 with an aim to give the required indigenous cutting edge to our mechanised forces. After many years of trial and tribulation it has now proved its worth by its superb performance under various circumstances, such as driving cross-country over rugged sand dunes, detecting, observing and quickly engaging targets, accurately hitting targets, both stationary and moving, with pin pointed accuracy. Its superior firepower is based on accurate and quick target acquisition capability during day and night in all types of weather and shortest possible reaction time during combat engagements..........................................Read More

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