I had refrained from posting on the yet another round of 'debate' on the T-90 versus Arjun tank because everything has been dealt with in detail and there is practically nothing new to add to the whole saga - except bits and pieces of news item about shenanigans of the IA top brass.
But I can see that you are again peddling the same half truths and blatant lies...inspite of these very points being countered and cleared in previous debate.
It did. Fairly extensive. First set of prelimanry tests in Russia, extensive 2 month summer test and winter tests. I have posted the references many times, I can post it again if needed.
It did extensive trials in India? And you posted links to it? Where?
How come you always keep on forgetting that T-90 was okay-ed for induction by Indian Army after trials in SIBERIA....it was the Price Negotiation Committee which got IA to conduct trials in India. After having given OK for induction of T-90, the results of trials in India were anyone's guess.
It did face some minor issues, at extreme end of use case spectrum. No major issues have been seen. For example the parliamentary standing committee and CAG both have NO observations on these. But they have on other systems (for example)
Minor issue -
- like engine seizure during trials in Rajasthan? That one engine failed after having run less than 25% of the proposed life in Kilometers?
- The Russian test certificate rating for the engine is 846/910 HP as against claimed power of 1000 HP - and this de-rates further in desert conditions.
- Smoke generating pipes break-down in all trial tanks?
- That Indian team was NOT ALLOWED to strip and inspect the Night Vision Devices (NVD) and other sights.
- Special Tools and Equipment (STE) were NOT PROVIDED for calibration and testing of NVD and other sights.
- Team from EME in its report said that it cannot comment on the maintainability of NVD as not stripping of sight was allowed.
- Technical literature was NOT MADE AVAILABLE to the Indian team by OEM.
So, the above is how the trials were conducted on Indian soil. Everyone knows about the problems that T-90 is facing with the TI Sights and issue of temperature management. And the comments above are from report on T-90 induction which was hosted as a Case Study on website of College of Defense Management.
Some where you were talking about Arjun facing problem with AUCRT - Now, I have explained this to you earlier as well. AUCRT stands for Accelerated User cum Reliability Trials - the system in question is made to go through its life worth of experience in a short time frame to understand the requirement for spare parts and other aspects.
Guess what happened to T-90 during AUCRT? While engine on one tank seized after 95% of the claimed KMS and Hrs of running, in case of second tank it seized and had to be replaced at less than 50% mark. Some how, this never seems to come in the way of induction of the T-90 tanks.
So, next time you (or Philip) feel the urge to paint lies about Arjun and whitewash issues with T-90, come back and read this post. And refresh your memory - which seems to suffer from selective amnesia.