The Indian Army is likely to place a US $190 million order for 114 upgraded version of indigenous Dhanush artillery gun under the first phase if results of confirmatory trails are positive.
“Dhanush has entered confirmatory trials that will last till early next year. If the confirmatory tests are positive, the Indian Army will be placing over US $190 million order for 114 such guns with the Ordnance Factories Board under the first phase,” Defense sources told and Indian news agency today.
The Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur, plans to supply six guns within six months, another 12 within the next one year before ramping up the production.
Dhanush will be the first artillery gun to be acquired by the army since the purchase of Bofors guns from Sweden in 1987.
It is a upgraded version of Sewdish 155-mm Bofors howitzers bought by India in mid-1980s based on the original design. It and underwent winter trial in 2013 and summer trials in 2014.
However Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has said, “The defense ministry has now decided to purchase guns from foreign countries. The ministry would initiate the process for the same.”
Parrikar, who was in Lucknow to attend the training program of elected cantonment board members, was quoted as saying by the Times of India news daily.
Parrikar had earlier this year said the tests for the 155/45mm caliber Dhanush guns were successful.
Sources said minor changes were done following the trials, following which the confirmation trials have begun.
Manufacturing of India's Dhanush artillery guns has begun with the receipt of bulk production clearance (BPC) from the Indian army. The total worth of 144 Dhanush guns is estimated to be of $19
Indian Army is expected to receive 114 upgraded version of indigenous gun Dhanush in three years for an approximate US $251 million (1600 crore). “The Armys quest for new artillery is nearing completion with the indigenous gun upgraded by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) clearing trials
Indias indigenously designed and manufactured 155mm x 45mm caliber artillery gun, Dhanush has successfully met all technical parameters during the winter and summer trials, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told at the Parliament today. Informing the Members of Parliament of the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said
India has successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush, a naval variant of Prithvi-II missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast on Thursday. Personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out the launch at 11
India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush, from a naval ship off the Odisha coast on Saturday. During the testing, conducted as part of a navy training exercise, the surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a location at the Bay of Bengal, while the DRDO provided all logistic support to track the missile's flight path, according to The New Indian Express
The flying exercise missions of Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush began today i.e
Indian home-grown 155mm/45-caliber towed howitzer, Dhanush has failed weapons test for the third time. “The Dhanush 155mm/45-caliber artillery gun has failed on three occasions in a row in the last three months when the shell of the gun hit the muzzle brake in one of the six prototype guns currently undergoing user trials,”
Dhanush, India's first long-range artillery gun is undergoing user trials in Himalayas. A total of six guns are being tested by the Indian Army under the aegis of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps and the Leh-based 14 Corps
The Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over three 155mm ‘Dhanush artillery guns to the Indian Army. "Three 155 mm howitzers (Dhanush) have been handed over to the army recently for user's trial," Gun Carriage Factory's Joint General Manager and PRO
India will start manufacturing the 155mm towed howitzer, Dhanush by year end and will be better than Bofors gun, Indian Defense Minister said. “For 36 years there was no gun prepared for India
Indias indigenously-developed 155mm artillery gun ‘Dhanush is set to be handed over to the army in November. This would be the first artillery gun to be inducted since the Bofors scandal of 1987
India is in talks with Indonesia to export indigenously-made Air Borne Early Warning and Control System (AEWAC). “The AEWAC exports would be the first major export of defense systems from India under Prime Minister led government and the move fits into the governments push to reduce import of weapon systems and increase exports,” Dr Christopher Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director General told NDTV Monday
Russia's Yak-130 To Make Its Debut At Dubai Airshow
Leonardo's Acoustic Sensor System Completes Live Sea Trial
US Designates Lockheed's New Solid State Radar as AN/SPY-7(V)1
Fighter Jets to land, take off from New Chinese Carrier
Bangladesh to Buy Fighter Jets, Apache Gunships & Missile Systems from US
India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials
Russia Seeks Customers for 6 Upgraded, Former Indian Air Force Su-30 Fighters
Italian Arms Exports to Pakistan Jump four-folds in 1 year
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...