Arjun Self Propelled Gun MBT ARJUN SPH
The based SPG began field-testing in 2012. In March-April this year the Indian Army plans to carry out a major test involving both Army and contractor personnel. Based on the conclusion of these trials the Army plans to order 40 such guns to equip the two artillery regiments. “The catapult would fulfill the interim and immediate requirements of artillery, there by extending the life of 130 mm guns” Director Dr P Sivakumar said; the project has been progressing rapidly, addressing urgent Army requirements, “first field development trials in November 2012, four moths after receiving the Army requirement.” Sivakumar added.
Side and front armored walls protect the gun compartment, providing the crew with armor protection of STANAG level II.