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Army’s artillery arm ready for native thrust – The New Indian Express

Express press service

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army’s combat artillery is undergoing a major modernization process focused on the acquisition of locally produced weapons and ammunition systems. Artillery is one of the oldest weapons which was raised on September 28, 1827. It celebrates Wednesday the 196th day of raising.

With the exception of the M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers guns, according to defense establishment sources, all new gun systems purchased in the past five years or in the process of being purchased, are developed and designed only in the country.

The artillery arm consists of cannons, rockets, missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It launches ammo far beyond the range and power of infantry firearms. The plan is a mix of acquiring new guns, upgrading existing gun systems, and improving the ranges, accuracy, and lethality of missiles, rockets, and ammunition.

The army aims to standardize the mass of its guns at 155mm/52 caliber, the sources within the Defense establishment said. The army has recently added new regiments and few more are undergoing trials before being inducted. An artillery regiment consists of 18 guns. The 155/52 caliber gun is a self-propelled gun system produced locally by Larsen and Toubro and is capable of firing bombs beyond 40 kilometers.

The K9 guns along with the Bofors gun were moved to eastern Ladakh and as Chinese troops clashed with Indian army soldiers in May 2020. Till date, the army has inducted 100 K9 Vajra gun systems and the DAC led by Rajnath Singh granted approval for the supply of an additional 100 K9 Vajra. According to sources, the process has been launched and a request for proposal (RFP) will be issued very soon. “There will be no trials for the new weapons. The seller would only have to submit the commercial offer and then the cost would be negotiated.”

The initial batch of K9 Guns was intended for deployment in deserts. But, the new guns will come with winterization kits to protect the battery, lubricants, oil among others from freezing in sub-zero temperatures. Sources added that one regiment of Dhanush (155mm/45 caliber) has been inducted and the second regiment will arrive by March 2023. Indian Army had signed an agreement to procure 114 Dhanush 155 caliber towed howitzers mm/45 with a strike range of 38 km in 2019.

The gun system is manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and “it has been electronically and mechanically upgraded based on the first phase of the technology transfer agreement in under the Bofors contract of the late 1980s”.

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army’s combat artillery is undergoing a major modernization process focused on the acquisition of locally produced weapons and ammunition systems. Artillery is one of the oldest weapons which was raised on September 28, 1827. It celebrates Wednesday the 196th day of raising. With the exception of the M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers guns, according to defense establishment sources, all new gun systems purchased in the past five years or in the process of being purchased, are developed and designed only in the country. The artillery arm consists of cannons, rockets, missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It launches ammo far beyond the range and power of infantry firearms. The plan is a mix of acquiring new guns, upgrading existing gun systems, and improving the ranges, accuracy, and lethality of missiles, rockets, and ammunition. The army aims to standardize the mass of its guns at 155mm/52 caliber, the sources within the Defense establishment said. The army has recently added new regiments and few more are undergoing trials before being inducted. An artillery regiment consists of 18 guns. The 155/52 caliber gun is a self-propelled gun system produced locally by Larsen and Toubro and is capable of firing bombs beyond 40 kilometers. The K9 guns along with the Bofors gun were moved to eastern Ladakh and as Chinese troops clashed with Indian army soldiers in May 2020. Till date, the army has inducted 100 K9 Vajra gun systems and the DAC led by Rajnath Singh granted approval for the supply of an additional 100 K9 Vajra. According to sources, the process has been launched and a request for proposal (RFP) will be issued very soon. “There will be no trials for the new weapons. The seller would only have to submit the commercial offer and then the cost would be negotiated.” The initial batch of K9 Guns were intended for deployment in the deserts But, the new pistols will come with winterization kits to protect the battery, lubricants, oil among others from freezing in sub-zero temperatures.Sources added that a regiment of Dhanush (155mm caliber /45) has been inducted and that the second regiment will arrive by March 2023. The Indian Army had signed an agreement to procure 114 Dhanush towed howitzers of 155 mm/45 caliber with a striking range of 38 km in 2019. The gun system is manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and “it has been electronically and mechanically upgraded based on the first phase of the technology transfer agreement in under the Bofors contract of the late 1980s.”