India Orders 145 M777 Ultra Light Howitzers From BAE Systems

The Defence Min­istry has cleared a long-pend­ing Rs 3,000 crore ($660 mil­lion) deal to acquire 145 ultra-light how­itzer guns to add fire-pow­er to its age­ing inven­to­ry.

 -
 -
Here you can find more infor­ma­tion about the Indi­an Defense Sec­tor

The deal to acquire artillery guns comes after 27 years since the Bofors guns pay­off scan­dal broke out in the late 1980s, defence min­istry sources revealed.

The M777 BAE Sys­tems guns will be fought through the For­eign Mil­i­tary Sales(FMS) route of the US gov­ern­ment. The deal was cleared by the Defence Acqui­si­tion Council(DAC), head­ed by Defence Min­is­ter AK Antony.

The deal comes after the Indi­an Army chief Gen­er­al VK Singh wrote to PM Man­mo­han Singh, high­light­ing the gaps in its pre­pared­ness.

The 155mm 39-cal­i­bre guns are light in weight and can be eas­i­ly air­lift­ed. It is like­ly to be deployed in the high alti­tude moun­tain­ous areas in the north­east and in the Ladakh region of Jam­mu and Kash­mir bor­der­ing Chi­na.

The M777 gun was cleared fol­low­ing a favourable report sub­mit­ted by a com­mit­tee head­ed by DRDO chide VK Saraswat that stud­ied the suit­abil­i­ty of the weapon sys­tem.

The deal was cleared after the army had con­duct­ed a series of rig­or­ous tri­als of the weapon.

Source:
www.DefenceNews.in

The web­site is ded­i­cat­ed to give a com­plete, swift and day-to-day cov­er­age of all the lat­est hap­pen­ings in the world of Indi­an Defence and Aero­space in an accu­rate, objec­tive, cred­i­ble and com­pre­hen­sive man­ner.

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →