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Indian Army Artillery

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by MilSpec, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Then maybe it's time for DRDO to start hiring salesmen from the international pool.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Personally speaking , 3-4 prototype guns and 4-5 months should be enough.
     
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    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    It seems like a no brainer to me, honestly.
     
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    Butter Chicken Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Even 33 regiments is nothing.We have hardly inducted any artillery in decades,if we are producing something inhouse it should be inducted in massive numbers.1000 Dhanush and 1000 ATAGS
     
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    Quite likely - that figure you have quoted. With increased movement towards standardisation of artillery guns, we may just see that number.

    @MilSpec The extended trials are for munitions' test too. Something on cards in that arena too.

    And what is your take on the figure as posted by @Butter Chicken ?
     
  7. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    They should be able to ramp up production so they can produce 1 regiment's worth every 1-2 months and then churn them out for 4-5 years.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Are we looking at a dual production as in both OFB GCF and Private entities? Any clues?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    I think so, OFB will take care of Dhanush 45/52 production, ATAGS will go to the private sector (Bharat Forge or TATA). Between these companies, the IA should easily be inducting >100 towed arty pieces a year, if not significantly more.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Even 50 regiments is a very conservative figure, 8 regiments for ATAGS would be a total failure, this gun should have a production run >20 regiments especially with the older FH-77Bs coming up for retirement.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Indian Army working on Mega order of Dhanush Artillery guns: Report
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    SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

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    With the smooth conclusion of all major user trials of Six Dhanush Artillery guns by India Army, idrw.org has been informed by reliable industrial sources that after the Initial order of 114 155mm/45- Calibre Dhanush Howitzer Gun, Indian Army is working on Second mega order deal to acquire more Dhanush Artillery guns soon.

    Indian Army is likely to place an order for 300 more Dhanush Artillery guns soon over the initial order of 114 guns which are already in production by Ordinance Factory Board (OFB). Initial orders for 114 Guns will be concluded by 2019.

    With production rate of Dhanush Artillery guns to touch 60 per annum in 2019, Bulk order fo 300 Guns will require nearly 5 years for completion of the order but Indian Army is reportedly happy with proposed production timelines since major chunk of orders will likely be reserved for 155-mm, 52-calibre towed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) artillery gun developed by DRDO with private defence sector companies .

    ATAGS is currently going through developmental trials which soon will see first few prototypes been handed over to Indian Army to begin User trials which will commence rigorous integration and a testing cycle which can last for nearly three years before Army places an Initial order for the new Ultra Modern artillery gun.

    large-scale induction and production will commence from 2024 onwards and Army might be inducting nearly 1500 + Guns over a decade which might see first Private Defence Production orders. OFB already has developed 55-mm, 52-calibre version of the Dhanush Artillery guns which already has cleared internal company trials, is also on offer to Indian Army to commence user trials if interest is shown by Indian Army.

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    For Dhanush, 414 units (114+300/23 regiments) was always the goal but as said above this is looking to be expanded. 60 Dhanush/year plus a similar number for ATAGS (with a private players) will meet my hoped for >100 guns/year induction rate for IA.

    IA's arty regiment is going to be transformed in the space of a decade (SPG (K9) , MGS (CAESAR most likely), towed (Dhanush and ATAGS, ULH (M777), LFG etc etc), last peice of the puzzle is the mammoth 814 unit MGS requirement.

    @PARIKRAMA @Hellfire @Gessler @Agent_47 @Ankit Kumar 001 @GuardianRED @ni8mare @Vergennes @Fox @Sancho @randomradio @SrNair @Levina @nair
     
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    I didn't get notification! @PARIKRAMA
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    There is some problem with notifications, especially with multiple tags. I did not get few either!


    @Domain @bharathp @WhyCry
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    looking into it now.. if you are online (I can see your green online mark) - can you tag me? I want to see if I am getting the tag

    @Hellfire
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I pushed off I guess :)
     

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