Although all modern units are transfered from SR2020 that was made few years ago, I try to explain why these are not included...
Well, yes, I haven`t just posted the links to the wiki articles. I`ve read them too and know what they are.
Joke aside, my point was not why they`re not in, but if Fistalis has, by chance, identified them in game under a different name(which is the case with many units that were in development and had no official name yet at the time the database was completed for SR2020).
Just to add the T-129 is added in the modern world mod.
That was already mentioned in my post.
I won't add a unit unless it has significant difference in the capabilities of whats already available.
I confess I have no idea how to translate in game the specific abilities of modern equipment since most are not tested on the battlefield and generally tend to be covered in secrecy for obvious reasons. It`s the second reason I went here. To see how you`ve implemented these units(if you had).
for example the vast majority of MRLS units are already covered by similar generic versions available to most nations
Yes, but some of those BM-21 based weapons have appeared later on and are supposed to be improvements of the design. One would expect them to be more modern weapons overall and, as such, to have better stats. They also have different platforms, different weights, different speeds, different crew sizes etc., things that are easier to translate in game and which matter in terms of gameplay. Imo it`s worth differentiating in this regard as long as we`re not just talking about the exact same thing built under license with the exact same specifications. Otherwise we could just settle for calibers in terms of artillery units for example and skip models.