India’s Arjun main battle tank will reportedly receive the first prototypes of the hull and turret by the manufacturer Reliance Infra, six months ahead of schedule, according to The Hindu report.
“We are ready to deliver the hull and turret for the Arjun Mark II MBT six months ahead of schedule,” a Reliance spokesperson told BusinessLine. “This is amongst the first such projects to be awarded to the private sector in India, with the longer-term objective of creating alternative capacities and capabilities”.
RInfra had won the contract from Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) to manufacture the prototypes through a competitive bidding process in 2017.
Without disclosing the details and size of the CVRDE order bagged by RInfra, sources were quoted as saying that the company is targeting an overall opportunity of ₹2,500 crore once mass production starts.
The Defence Acquisition Council gave the green signal for the ₹6,600-crore procurement of 118 Arjun Mark II MBTs to equip two regiments back in 2014, in addition to an earlier order for 124 Arjun Mark I tanks.
The Mark II version developed by the CVRDE was based on the Army’s recommendations following comparative trials of the Arjun Mark I and Russia’s T-90.
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The Indian Army will conduct final trails on the advanced version of Arjun Mark II main battle tank in the first week of August, where its missile firing capabilities and other upgrades will be under scrutiny, according to the Press Trust of India. The Indian Army had asked for 93 improvements to the tank which include the capability of firing the anti-tank LAHAT missile,laser protection suite and improved armored protection for the vehicle
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The Army on Monday placed a fresh order for an additional 124 'Arjun' main battle tanks, after it reportedly fared better than the Russian-made T-90 tank during comparative trials earlier this year, an agency report said quoting an Indian MOD spokesperson. The new order comes in the wake of reports that Arjun had outdone the Russian-made T-90 tanks during comparative trials in the deserts of Rajasthan earlier this year
India successfully test-fired an interceptor missile off the coast in its eastern sate of Odisha, officials said Monday. The missile test was carried out Sunday night from Abdul Kalam Island of the integrated test range (ITR)
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Indias indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range over the weekend. It was the second MPATGM test, the DRDO said, adding that the first was tested on Saturday
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