Indian Army To Equip Arjun Mk 1A Main Battle Tanks With New Electro-optical Fire-control System
India’s state-run Bharat Electronics Restricted (BEL) is equipping the Indian Military’s new Arjun MK- 1A principal battle tank (MBT) with an electro-optical (EO) fire-control system. BEL is partnered with Tonbo Imaging to fulfill BEL’s demand for fire-control techniques. Therefore, BEL awarded us a contract to fabricate and ship the electro-optical fire-control system for Arjun Mk 1A. Tonbo Imaging will ship the Elpeos for remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWSs). The protection information and evaluation firm Janes reported that that the brand new tank’s sensor suite contains a complicated microprocessor-based” fire-control system, a gunner’s MK-II impartial two axis-stabilised day/night time sighting system, and a commander’s MK-II impartial two axis-stabilised day/night time sighting system with a panoramic remark unit and ‘hunter-killer’ working mode.
Elpeos is a multi sensor electro-optical payload designed for straightforward integration in distant managed weapon stations and lengthy vary surveillance and reconnaissance. It incorporates a excessive decision cooled MWIR imager, a colour CCD digital camera, and a Laser Vary Finder and an built-in ballistic pc. It optionally can embrace a GPS and a Digital Magnetic Compass with inclinometer for goal acquisition and geo referencing. IR and Day imagers are with steady optical zoom optics and are optically, mechanically and digitally aligned to excessive precision for demanding functions. The sensors even have preset matched FOVs by out the zoom vary rising situational consciousness. Designed to outlive shock of upto 0.50caliber (12.7mm) weapons and certified as per MIL-STD-810G / 461F. It has been area examined on 12.7mm land and naval stabilised distant managed weapon station (SRCG).
The Arjun is a 3rd technology principal battle tank developed by the Fight Automobiles Analysis and Improvement Institution (CVRDE) of the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), for the Indian Military. The tank is known as after Arjuna, the archer prince who’s the primary protagonist of the Indian epic poem Mahabharata. Design work started in 1986 and was completed in 1996. The Arjun principal battle tank entered service with the Indian Military in 2004. The Arjun incorporates a 120 mm rifled principal gun with indigenously developed armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot ammunition, one PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and a NSVT 12.7 mm machine gun. Powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine rated at 1,400 hp, it might probably obtain a most pace of 70 km/h (43 mph) and a cross-country pace of 40 km/h (25 mph). It has a four-man crew: commander, gunner, loader and driver.
Arjun MK1A (beforehand designated as MK2) is a brand new variant of Arjun tank designed to boost firepower, mobility and survivability. It has a very redesigned turret protected with improved Kanchan armour and ERA. Different main enhancements embrace the addition of NERA for defense, integration of the gun-launched SAMHO ATGM, integration of the gunner’s principal sight with the automated goal monitoring system, integration of the commander’s panoramic sight (CPS MK-II) with the laser rangefinder and twin magnification day sight, the addition of an uncooled thermal sight interfaced with the FCS for hunter-killer functionality, the addition of an uncooled sight system with binocular imaginative and prescient for the driving force, a distant managed weapon station, a monitor width mine plough, a containerized ammunition bin with particular person shutter (CABIS) for crew security, a complicated land navigation system, a brand new auxiliary energy unit with double energy technology capability, and a redesigned hydropneumatic suspension system with new superior working gear system (ARGS) to boost agility.
Leave a Reply