3 Indian vendors selected to procure artillery howitzers for Army

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Sagar alias Jacky, May 6, 2013.

  1. Sagar alias Jacky
    Offline

    Sagar alias Jacky FULL MEMBER

    I know that, which model are they offering?
  2. Manmohan Yadav
    Offline

    Manmohan Yadav Moderator Staff Member

    T5-52

    155-mm self-propelled gun-howitzer

    [​IMG]

    The T5-52 truck mounted gun-howitzer was developed by Denel Land Systems. First prototype of this artillery system was revealed in 2002. It is a South African counterpart to the French Caesar truck-mounted howitzer, developed to meet the potential requirements of India. Development of this artillery system is completed, however there were no confirmed sales.

    The T5 was previously dubbed the Condor and was armed with a 155-mm / L45 weapon. The second model, the T5-52, utilizes the G5-2000 towed howitzer top carriage. This artillery system is compatible with standard NATO 155-mm ammunition. Projectiles are fed automatically onto the rammer tray from the magazine. Charge loading is semi-automatic.

    Maximum range of fire is 42.5 km with rocket assisted projectile and 55 km with V-LAP or velocity enhanced projectile, developed by Denel. The T5-52 is capable of MRSI or multiple round simultaneous impact firing. It can fire up to six rounds to hit the target simultaneously. This artillery system can fire in 360° arc, however it has to return to the 80° arc to simplify the loading process. Normally the T5-52 fires backward in relation to the vehicle. This artillery system fires forward only in case of emergency. Vehicle also has a direct firing capability.

    The T5-52 has an operating crew of four and additional four crew members to prepare and supply the ammunition. A crew of four can bring the gun into or out of action within 60 seconds.

    The T5-52 is mounted on the modified 8x8 Tatra T815 WN truck chassis. This truck is manufactured in India under license. Vehicle is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 355 hp. To provide a more stable firing platform, this truck has three stabilizer blades. Cab of this artillery system is unarmored, however protection against 5.56-mm rounds can be fitted as an option.
  3. Sagar alias Jacky
    Offline

    Sagar alias Jacky FULL MEMBER

    Truck is TATA for Indian version.
  4. yahya
    Offline

    yahya FULL MEMBER




    this one i think
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 11, 2014
  5. MAFIAN GOD
    Offline

    MAFIAN GOD FULL MEMBER

    Nope its not funny.
    This phenomenon is called as "finding Loopholes in sorry *** Indian laws and escape the punishment".
  6. Sagar alias Jacky
    Offline

    Sagar alias Jacky FULL MEMBER

    Yes, but it's funny as well, the govt that blacklisted them was OK with their JV with an Indian Company. And IMO instead of blacklisting they should be fined heavily.
  7. kaku
    Offline

    kaku FULL MEMBER

    I don't think so. If we do so, the MoD will block every path of procurement. And then we will have no source.
  8. Sagar alias Jacky
    Offline

    Sagar alias Jacky FULL MEMBER

    ??? :what:
  9. kaku
    Offline

    kaku FULL MEMBER

    Means if we blacklist every foreign company with a compulsion that no indian company can make JV with them, then it become a huge problem. From where these private companies get their experience.

    And I am damn sure that no indian PSU/research facility will provide technologies to these private companies.
  10. Sagar alias Jacky
    Offline

    Sagar alias Jacky FULL MEMBER

    Well that's not the case now, they can form JV's now right. Yes u got the second one right.

Share This Page