Atlast Indian govt Pumps $75 Mil to Build Bofors Howitzers for Army

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  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana Regular Member

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    The Indian government has made the following statement in Parliament today:


    Livefist: Indian Govt Pumps $75-mil For In-House Howitzer Line

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    Nirvana Regular Member

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    Order for 100 Howitzers Placed
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Good news..

    Cheers. :D
     
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    So Bofors it is!

    Good news. Better late than never!
     
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    I have never seen such an inept system. For years we have been looking for guns and they "forgot" they had ToT and could make te guns themselves? Ridiculous. Thank God all those companies got blacklisted or else we would have purchased them while the ToT would have rotted somewhere.

    We need thousands of these guns. Let's get going.

    But then, this is 80s tech. I hope they incorporate newer tech into it.
     
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    Gr8 News:thumb:
     
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    hope they will add car radiator type system to cool the barrel in future so that more rounds can be fired from the gun. Super news at least GOI has shown confidence in Indian maker.
     
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    The earlier TOT was of 39cal not 52cal..

    New guns will have OFB 45cal barrel as well as 39cal Swedish tot barrels..




    52cal is other project..
     
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    GOI says

    Kunal sir does it means 52 Caliber gun ??
     
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    OFB will build six prototypes , two basic FH-77B 155 mm/39-calibre guns, two upgraded 155 mm/45-calibre howitzers and two with upgraded onboard computers
     
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    OFB has stated that it will bring out 6 Prototypes for Trail for Indian army by end of 2013 - Source Jane's defence
     
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    Finally the "God of War" will arrive.
    Better late then never
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I came to know the 45cal also 39cal have on board digital firecontrol computer but the rest two more are ULH version..
     
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    The complete upgradation is probably going to be done by L&T on the lines of the Upgraded L70 they displayed at DEFEXPO last time around.
    OFB shall do a minor Upgrade now.
     
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    Ok....and what happened to BEML 155mm gun that was offered to army ? we will probably also go ahead with M 777 ULH ? I think the evaluation report of M 777 was submitted to MOD
     
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    Ok, so this Gun's to be Procured will be 155mm/52 caliber howitzers based on Bofor's Blueprints as said by P.Raju.DRDO Seperately will be developing 155 mm /52 cal Artillery for which preliminary work has begun already.OFB recently had developed a Prototype of 155mm/45 cal Gun.
     
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    The M777 is a different grade of product as is the BEML gun , What the OFB is making is the TOWED howitzer while BEML is working on SPG's and the M777 is a highly specialized product we are purchasing for the himalayan heights. all three are in progress.
     
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    BEML got tot from Slovakian with Zuzuana Wheel SPGH, Wheeled RFI is cancelled so does BEML offer..

    M777 is ordered so does these prototypes..
     
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    I think DRDO is the one working on 52cal, The link may report wrong info..
     
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    Are you sure abt the BEML offer being cancelled , i think it has merely been shelved to allow the PSU to get it's act together !
     

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