Friday, January 21, 2011

DRDO Says Arjun MkII Version Tanks Are Ready For Trials

Within a year of the government approving a project for an upgraded
indigenous main battle tank (MBT), India's defence research agency has
readied a Mark II version that will undergo summer and winter trials
this year.

The defence ministry had last May given its nod to the Defence Research
and Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop the Arjun MkII MBT which
would have enhanced features over the first lot of 124 tanks that have
been delivered to the army over the last two years.

'The Arjun MkII tanks will go for summer trials this year and later for
winter trials at the end of 2011,' a defence ministry official said here

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