Indian Army Receives First Domestic-Built T-90 Tanks

24 August 2009 (Last Updated August 24th, 2009 18:30)

The first batch of domestic-built T-90 tanks have been received by the Indian Army. The ten T-90 tanks, each valued at between Rs14 crore and Rs15 crore, were manufactured at the heavy vehicles factory in Chennai, which plans to produce 100 tanks a year. The T-90 tanks are t

The first batch of domestic-built T-90 tanks have been received by the Indian Army.

The ten T-90 tanks, each valued at between Rs14 crore and Rs15 crore, were manufactured at the heavy vehicles factory in Chennai, which plans to produce 100 tanks a year.

The T-90 tanks are the main battle tanks of the Indian Army and are capable of firing guided missiles and conventional ammunition with the same main gun barrel.

The tanks have guided weapon system and ballistic computer facilities to ensure accurate firing.

Presently there are around 70 tanks in service with the Indian Army and another contract has been signed to acquire 400 T-90 tanks.