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Indian Army Artillery

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

  1. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Is this how our Artillery procurement road-map is going to be?

    Towed:
    1850 - ATAGS (155mm, 52-cal)
    414 - Dhanush 45 (155mm, 45-cal)
    645 - M777 (155mm, 39-cal)

    Self-Propelled:
    814 - probably Caesar (155mm, 52-cal wheeled)
    ~250 - K-9 Thunder/Vajra (155mm, 52-cal tracked)

    Rocket Arty:
    62 - BM30 Smerch (300mm)
    ~200 - Pinaka Mk.1/2/2ER (214mm)

    That's easily 4200+ new artillery pieces right there. And that's not even including the IFG replacement (Garuda 105 probably), any possible foreign towed howitzer purchase, and ofcourse, the new indigenous 300mm MBRL under development. Final numbers could be above 6000 new arty.
     
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  2. shaktimaan

    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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  3. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Ooops
     
  4. Schwifty

    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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  5. shaktimaan

    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    So, it means this year 3 new artillery systems will join Indian Arsenal ! Great :artillery::artillery:
     
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  6. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    No. The 155/52 Dhanush has only cleared internal trials of OFB.It has to pass around 18 months long field trials, after that another 6 months of confirmatory trials for the first serial production batch by the Army.
     
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  7. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    In the phase of development of 155/52 Dhanush, OFB will supply 114 155/45 Dhanush guns.
     
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  8. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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  9. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Isn't that a bit of BS by the Army. There is no trials that should take 2 yrs to complete.
     
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  10. 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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  11. Ankit Kumar 001

    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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  13. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    It seems like a no brainer to me, honestly.
     
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  14. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken Captain 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
     
  15. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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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 ?
     

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