The Indian Army won the first batch of domestic heavy artillery: 81percent localized and NATO-compatible ammunition

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 The Indian Army won the first batch of domestic heavy artillery: 81percent localized and NATO-compatible ammunition


Reference News Network reported on April 10 that the Hindu newspaper website reported on April 8 that the Indian Army Factory Management Committee delivered the first batch of six Danushi artillery to the Army on April 8, and that Danushi was a local upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors artillery purchased by the Indian side in the 1980s.

Indias Ministry of Defense issued a statement saying that the localization of the artillery has reached about 81 percent and will rise to 91 percent by the end of 2019.

The first Danushi artillery regiment equipped with 18 artillery units is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, an Army source said.

Reported that Danushi is a 45 times diameter 155 mm traction artillery, with a range of 36 kilometers and a range of 38 kilometers when equipped with special ammunition. It is an upgraded version of the existing 39 times diameter 155 mm Bofors FH-77 artillery and is compatible with all NATO 155 mm ammunition systems.

According to the press, the first phase of the test of the gun was completed in Bockland and Babina shooting range from July to September 2016. The second phase was completed in Xiyaqin base camp from October to December 2016, with three artillery cannons participating in the test. The final round of testing was completed in June 2018, with six artillery cannons participating.

DATA PICTURE: 155mm howitzer of the Indian Army.

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023