Monday, November 28, 2016

How Not To Develop And Manufacture A Tank

An Arjun MBT being test driven. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Ajai Shukla

Kyle Mizokami, National Interest: India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985.

Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian Army wants.

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WNU Editor: It took them 35 years to figure this out?!?!?!

6 comments:

Jay Farquharson said...

India also has an Military Industrial Complex, just look at the HAL Tejas. LockMart doesn't have a monopoly on corruption and political manipulation.

fazman said...

2 centuries later ? Lol

Muneyi Masinire said...

1970 topresent, two centuries! I didn't even bother to read the article

Aizino Smith said...

I am happy to see that the Daily Mail does not have a lock poor grammar and spelling.


Maybe the author was just taking poetic license?

fazman said...

Maybe they meant 2 centurions later that they canabalised for parts.

fazman said...

Maybe they meant 2 centurions later that they canabalised for parts.