PC,there was no money for upgrades.Then.We didnt evne have money for Avadi to build plain jane T72M1's.Please check up and then post.Jeez,dont tell me you dont "remember" the times of gold and honey for the services..ie the 90's.
I suspect that the army probably was not interested in this because they feared that if they agreed to this, they would forced to use Arjun.
With all due respect this is one of the most idiotic and illogical statements i have ever had the misfortune to observe.
So the Army wont upgrade the T72's so they dont buy the Arjun at wartime.Great.This despite the umpteen links posted and previous threads.Could you do us all a favour and read through them before posting such nonsense?Including the words of an army appointee?.
Raj and i post all that and then we have a wise conclusion at the end of it.God help us.
A)Considering the present capex,do you upgrade or buy NEW tanks.
If you choose to trade off and delay the upgrade if you want a cutting edge lance ASAP.All this bakwaas of T72S upgraded=T90.Yeah right.What about the costs?Do you rebuild the turret?
Replace the gun barrel?The FCS?Will it have the Shtora1?
Net,upgrading the T72 will result in a more capable tank,but the T90 is still superior.
Please do us another favour and check BR to see what the T72 upgrade consisted of.
It'd also suit us to find out which upgrade-per defensenews-has been delayed.If it has been delayed,that is.
They -***if*** they are correct--were talking of the fleet wide limited upg.Not the "full" one.
Note delayed.Not cancelled.
ANother thing.90 percent of what you'll hear is junk.Cross ref.Check.And tehn consider.
Logistical nightmare be damned.The yanks faced this same issue and though it worthwhile to invest.Here we have a case of shoehorning an inferior product to match a dated logistics line.
Only thing against the ARjun is cost(tank itself too).T90 is cheaper.
And lest we forget,Arjun is in the Leo2,Abrams class..anyone wanna check up on how much *they* cost?
You want the best,you gotta pay for it.
Or continue with that damn carousel autoloader which guarantess crew fatality.The import lobby in the MoD stinks to high heavens.
Why do you think DRDO came out with the Karna or the EX?
The point of the post wrt armor was to show Mike how badly we err if one considers all the usual media and Paki bakwaas.Despite "running down" our assets the IA tank inventory remains formidable and the match of pakistans.Any claims of clear pak superiority are...false.