Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Test Firing of New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT

The ammunitions have been developed by Pune based DRDO laboratories Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).

  1. DRDO successfully conducted test firing of new tank ammunition Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB) Ammunition.
  2. A specially designed for Arjun Tank at Chandipur, Odisha on 6th Jan 2016.
  3. An innovative chemical composition has been developed by HEMRL after extensive research for the TB ammunition.
  4. During the development phase, these ammunitions were extensively evaluated against different simulated targets viz., armour plates, concrete structures and fortifications.
  5. The trials were unique as for the first time such evaluation is carried out in India.

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