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Indian Army Artillery

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

  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    A 105mm gun weighing under 1 tons is no big deal.There are British and French 105mm guns which have 20km range with conventional ammo, weighing around 1.5-1.8 tons.

    My comparison with Singapore was with respect to use of/know how of Titanium Alloys. The 155/39 ULH have Titanium alloy.
     
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  2. HariPrasad

    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    We need these sort of guns in thousands so no issue.
     
  3. HariPrasad

    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Baba kalyani gun was developed in less than an year. It weighs 900 kg and has a range of 17 to18 km. This gives a tremendous flexibility in logistics. It can be carried by choppers very easily.
     
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  4. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Rs 4,200-cr K-9 Vajra-T gun deal approved
    Published March 31, 2017
    SOURCE: Tribune News Service

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    The government has approved the acquisition of specialised artillery guns that will move on tank-type tracks to accompany tanks and mechanised regiments to battle. The Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the purchase of “tracked self-propelled” artillery guns, sources said today.

    Indian company Larsen Toubro (L&T) will produce the gun in collaboration with a foreign partner. The project for 100 guns will cost around Rs 4,200 crore. Deliveries will be completed within three years. The gun, “K-9 Vajra-T”, is a 155-mm/52-calibre self-propelled howitzer.

    It can hit targets at a distance of 45 km. Its specialty will be tank-type tracks to move as support firing with the armoured columns. The Ministry of Defence and the Army had completed the evaluation process of the L&T gun and other guns in September 2015 and bids were opened in December that year.
    This will be the second major artillery gun programme approved in the past two years. In June last year, the MoD approved the letter of acceptance for US supplier, BAE Systems, for 145 ultra-light howitzers (ULH) of the 155 mm variety. The ULH was the first formal deal for the 155-mm gun since March 1986 when 400 pieces were purchased from Swedish company AB Bofors for Rs 1,500 crore.

    The Army’s Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan, drawn up in 1999, talks of acquiring 2,800 guns by 2027. It talks about 155 mm guns of all kinds — 1580 towed guns, 814 truck-mounted guns, 100 tracked self-propelled guns,180 wheeled self-propelled guns and 145 ultralight howitzers.

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  5. OverLoad

    OverLoad BANNED BANNED

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    Looks really cool and amazing similar to US systems,

    Can you post technical specs.
     
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  6. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor BANNED BANNED

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    I think it's ok what we're doing now. But in the future we should build our own.
     
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  7. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    As of now,

    India has Zero SPH ... that's right Zero. against Pakistan's 325 Guns operational as of now.

    Even with the 100 guns which will be fulfilled in the next 5-8 years we will face a deficit of about 225 guns against Pakistani Army in tracked SPH.

    that is the reality of the so called conventional Superiority.
     
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  8. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    What's new , Indian Army procurement committee should be fired and tried for treason.
    They are worthless . idiots can't even procure simple things like rifles and helmets forget artillery.
     
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  9. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Now we are banking on our air superiority to take out Pak systems in a war .

    But we can see a bright future in this sector ,a lots of indigenisation is happening .
     
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  10. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    And what exactly is their range?
     
  11. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor BANNED BANNED

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    @MilSpec I believe Bhim (155 mm)is being revived

     
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  12. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Yea, that's why I feel 100 is good as an initial order, but there better be follow on production of these guns in India (since it's an MII collaboration).
     
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  13. The Lockean

    The Lockean 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Equipment Caliber Quantity Held Range

    M110 203 mm 60 18 - 30 kms

    M109A2 155 mm 155-160 18 - 30 kms

    M109A5 155 mm 150++ 23 - 33 kms

    A100E 300 mm 200 ++ 100-120 kms

    KRL 122 122 mm 40 30 - 45 kms

    Type 83 122 mm 52 23 - 40 km​

    For your reference.

    Open sourced data.
     
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  14. shaktimaan

    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    It has chinese origin , but they didnt induct these MRLs , the more interesting thing is it has 100 km range, and India didnt have any MRL of this range
     
  15. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    400 of the K9 will be ordered in the end (once MII line is up and running this will be a simple affair in addition to 800-1000 MGS (most likely the Nexter CEASAR). All intial 100 units will be delivered within 3-5 years.
     
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