India has to keep its weapons updated and as we know, it can get serious with China, this time. The CAG’s reports have actually bombarded the government with a very bad reality regarding the India’s ammunition. Nevertheless, India is still a firepower when it comes to weapons of the Indian armed forces. We make a list of some deadly weapons Indian army uses.
- Arjun Mark II
This tank is armed with 120 mm rifle gun. It can fire a wide range of ammunition and it is is indigenously made. The tank is fitted with 8 grenade launchers and the crew can use the panormic sighting system.
2. DRDO Rustom II
Rustom II is inspired by the American predator drone and has advanced flight control , automatic wing de-icing and it will take off and land automatically. Its length is just 5 metres in length, it will be India’s first unmanned aerial vehicle whose speed is 140 miles per hour at an altitude of about 35,000 feet.
3. HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) TD4
The HAL Light Combat Helicopter is a multirole combat helicopter being developed in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for use by the Indian Air Force and Indian Army. In 2006, HAL announced its plan to design and build the LCH, and the funds were sanctioned that year.
The LCH is the derivative of the HAL Dhruv and it will reduce the cost of project greatly. The Indian air force is to acquire 65 LCHs and Indian army to have 114 LCHs.
4. HAL Tejas
The HAL Tejas is an Indian single-seat, single jet engine, multirole light fighter designed by the Aeronautical development agency and HAL for the Indian air force and Navy. The aircraft has high maneuverability and tail-less compound delta- wing configuration.
Tejas has a pure double delta wing configuration with no tailplanes or canard, and a single dorsal fin. It integrates technologies such as relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire flight control system, multi mode radar, integrated digital avionics system, composite material structures.
5. INS Vikrant
This aircraft carrier has been under construction since 2009 and will complete by 2018. It will be first aircraft carrier to be built in India. It is 860 feet long and 200 feet wide and is expected to carry 30 fixed- wing aircrafts including the MiG-29K and the tejas Mark II on her 10,000 sq meter flight deck.
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