User trials of indigenous artillery gun today at Pokhran

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  1. Major Shaitan Singh

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    In another big boost to the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme, the first home-built artillery gun will undergo its first user trials today at Pokhran, Rajasthan.

    This gun is being manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the basis of the design transferred by the Bofors in 1986. The designs have since then been gathering dust owing to the taint on these Swedish gun.

    However, as the repeated efforts of the Indian Army hit a naught, the force along with the OFB decided to manufacture the gun at home.

    The indigenous gun will be upgraded version of the Bofors. So far the OFB is refusing to call it a Bofors gun. In any case the Indian Army has already placed an order of 114 guns.
     
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    This seems to be very fast furn of events. Little while ago there was no discussion of indigenous gun, now we have one which is ready for user trial(even though its maid our of 1980's - 90's tech). I am sure OFB must have maid new changes in it.

    I just hope IA and Babus take it as initial step towards indigenous and if there is any limitations in the gun let that be taken care in next upgrade and not the import way. Atleast now we have a indigenous gun which can be upgraded and regularly to make it a world class product in coming years. IA should also understand that they can get these gun's in any number where as they will have to go through complex process while importing a little better product.

    I wish all the best and hope GOD gives some sense to decision makers.....

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    Hope they get the sense you are taking about....
     
  4. RoYaL~GuJJaR

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    What if they could have started producing em a decade ago ?? we have designs since long!! wtf!!

    But still better late then never! Now OFB should do mass production of these guns!!
     
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  5. The Great One

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    These guns still use 80's technology. It is better if they wait and 'update' with the latest techs with the help of BAE or someone.
     
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    which caliber rounds it'll fire??same like bofors??
     
  7. RoYaL~GuJJaR

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    I think same as bofors ? 155mm ?

    And i think technology of 2000 and after is still considered as modern technology! No ?
     
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    so few people will shut up their mouths that we cant make a gun . First ICBM then gun ... WOW .
     
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  9. Major Shaitan Singh

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    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing an indigenous 155mm 52 calibre howitzer for the armed forces.
     
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    why they are not invite kalyani Group

     
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    double post
     
  12. The Great One

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    Depends upon what the technology is. You can't call JF-17 a modern technology even though it is closer to 2010.
    But if by modern technology, you mean something like this.
    http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product2820.html
    Then, yes. It will be considered as modern.
     
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    In the original Howitzers supply contract, Bofors supplied 410 fully assembled units to India in 1986 and the contract was technology transfer to OFB to manufacture further 1000 guns. Then the scandal broke-out and the whole thing went into a deep freeze. I suppose only now OFB has made use of the technology acquired from Bofors to manufacture the guns.
     
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    I assume the Bofors taint is from the scandal, from what I know, Bofors has always made good guns.
     
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    This gun will meet the towed requirement (over 1200 are needed).

    The OFB has taken the original 155/39 bofors design and done the following:

    replaced the barrel to 45 times the diameter (155/45) which increases the range from 22 to 40 km

    Ballistic computers installed

    Servo valves

    communications gear
     
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