Sagar G wrote:Craig Alpert wrote: If the Germans provide us with a piece of shit (for the lack of better word) MTU, why not tie up with TATA?? I mean afterall they OWN Jaguar/Land Rover and we all know LR has built many military vehicles/trucks. Their current Range Rover HSE model (USA) has 500 or 550 ponies, I'm sure with a year or two of DEDICATED R&D and FUNDS TATA can build a MTU with ATLEAST 1500 HP if not more replicating INDIAN enviorment, road and weather conditions. That will help the ARJUN's with A)Indegenious MTU thereby reducing the costs of importing the German MTU, B ) Better RANGE, increasing Fuel Efficieny keeping the Enviorment in mind and C) better HP/WEIGHT ratio, suspensions and Ride quality.
IIRC DRDO is? working on a 1500HP diesel engine for Arjun and also a gas turbine variant.
When? Where? I think this was an inhouse DRDO project to develop an indigenous tank engine for the Arjun Tank.