MoD clears purchase of 118 Arjun MK-2 and 40 Arjun Catapults

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No, K-9 is already filling in that niche, but yeah I had upgraded 155mm M-46 (lightest one after ULH) in mind. That'd be extremely cost effective.
At ~45 tons, gains are minuscule if weight of the Arjun catapult is taken into consideration given its 130mm gun when far better and lighter options are available in both tracked and wheeled versions with 155/52 guns.
 

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At ~45 tons, gains are minuscule if weight of the Arjun catapult is taken into consideration given its 130mm gun when far better and lighter options are available in both tracked and wheeled versions with 155/52 guns.
In Catapult Mark2 (assuming 155mm) isn't the engine still 1400hp for the 40t platform?.. That's a shoot&scoot god!
 

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Has production of the 118 Arjun mk1a tanks begun ? Are any of them handed over to Army ?
 

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If MOD had cleared the purchase then where is the problem ? Why are we not seeing any Arjun mk2 and Catapult??
 

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If MOD had cleared the purchase then where is the problem ? Why are we not seeing any Arjun mk2 and Catapult??
M-46 on Catapult don't have the 155mm upgrade, so easily bypasse... the Mark1A order never actually came despite multiple news channel declarations in past 2-3 years that they've cleared all trials & are ready for induction.
 
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Catapult is still 130mm easily bypassed, the Mark1A order never actually came despite multiple news channel declarations in past 2-3 years that they've cleared all trials & are ready for induction.
Trials are cleared, Everything is cleared. The only things left are "blonde girls". DRDO must buy some Russian blondes from market for general saab in order to speed up procurement.
50 Astra missiles ordered in 2017 ?? what happened to them ??
 

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