Dhanush the Indian Bofors

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  1. tharun

    tharun Patriot Senior Member

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    @Kunal Biswas Bro i have a question,why 45 & 52 cal 155mm why not only one caliber?
     
  2. TheHurtLocker

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    Probably won't matter as much as the Shell itself.
    A 52 cal Howitzer fires the 155mm shell to a max distance X Km and the 45 cal Howitzer fires the same 155mm shell to a max distance of X-Y Km (Where Y>1)
    Also the 52 Cal will be heavier (Longer barrel, bigger recoil mechanism etc) compared to a 45 cal (assuming both use similar materials) and thus more expensive.
     
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    tmp_21416-Screenshot_20170524-145231-1-248619131.jpg 30 char 30 char rule rule rule rule rule...
     
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    Could someone help me understand the terminology here please MGS as it stands here, is it for truck mounted system?
     
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    MGS - Mounted Gun System. Yes, it is truck mounted artillery.

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    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    we already have a TATA variant of this type of with original Denel gun

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    Tweets by SJha1618

    There has been talk of ordering more than just 23 regiments (18 units a regiment) of OFB's Dhanush 155mm howitzer family.
    Some want the final order to be in the 33 regiment range.

    Meanwhile @DRDO_India expects to see its production partners get orders for 8 regiments of the ATAGS up front.
    With a total order of 50 plus regiments eventually.



     
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    #ALERT Muzzle of the barrel of a Made in India artillery howitzer Dhanush burst during trials. Major incident averted. Details awaited

     
  9. kunal1123

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    Made In India Dhanush Howitzer Fails Last Phase of Tests
    Friday, July 21, 2017 by Indiandefense News

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    The guns are being manufactured at Gun Carriage Factory at Jabalpur
    by Shishr Arya

    NAGPUR:
    The indigenously built Dhanush - the 155mm artillery guns developed on the lines of the famed Bofors howitzers - has failed yet again after reaching the last phase of tests.
    In a test fire undertaken last week, a shell hit the muzzle brake, a source privy to the development said. The muzzle brake is the component fitted on the top of the barrel. It helps in reducing the recoil created when a shell is fired.
    Sources said the gun had faced a similar issue in the test fires carried out in May this year.
    The guns are being manufactured at Gun Carriage Factory at Jabalpur.
    Source>>
     
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    Rebuild the muzzle break or if it is taking too long, buy from outside but do not stop the work on Dhanush. If you do then the import lobby has won.

    Investigate the sabotage angle. Somebody out there is trying to derail this project.
     
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    Fake Chinese spares for indigenised Bofors guns: CBI FIR
    Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Jul 21 2017, 19:28 IST

    China-made parts camouflaged as 'Made in Germany' found their way to the production line of indigenised Bofors guns used by the army, prompting the CBI to file a case against a Delhi-based company.

    Besides Sidh Sales Syndicate, the CBI also registered a case against unidentified officials of the Guns Carriage Factory (GCF), Jabalpur, under criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery for supplying fake and cheap China-made spares passing off as Made in Germany for Dhanush guns, the FIR alleged.

    Dhanush is the indigenised version of the Bofors artillery guns which performed exceedingly well during the Kargil conflict in 1999.

    The CBI alleged that the supplier entered into criminal conspiracy with the unidentified GCF officials to supply duplicate spare parts (bearings) used in the manufacture of Dhanush guns.

    "In furtherance of the said criminal conspiracy, unknown officials of GCF accepted the Chinese manufactured 'Wire Race Roller Bearings' supplied by Sidh Sales Syndicate which were embossed as 'CRB-Made in Germany'," the CBI said in the FIR.

    The agency said production and performance of the Dhanush gun is extremely crucial for India's defence preparedness and "wire race roller bearing" is its vital component.

    A tender was floated for the procurement of four such bearings according to the Rothe Erde drawing for 155 mm gun in which four firms had participated. The order was given to Sidh Sales Syndicate at the value of Rs 35.38 lakh in 2013, the FIR stated.

    The order was further increased to six bearings at the cost of Rs 53.07 lakh on August 27, 2014.

    The company supplied two bearings each on three occasions between April 7, 2014 and August 12, 2014.

    The company submitted 'certificates in origin' showing the bearings were procured from CRB Antriebstechnik, Germany. They were also embossed with the label, CRB-Made in Germany.

    GCF tests showed that the bearings were unacceptable due to deviations in dimensions. The company provided clarifications and assured that in case of non performance of the bearing due to manufacturing defects, they would replace the bearing free of cost and take corrective action for future supply.

    "Consequently the bearings were accepted as a special case by unknown officials of GCF Jabalpur," the CBI alleged. Information received by the CBI shows that the German company does not manufacture these parts.

    It showed that Sidh Sales Syndicate got the six bearings manufactured by Sino United Industries (Luyang) Ltd Henan, China.

    The agency also seized several emails which were exchanged between China and Sidh Sales Syndicate. The letter from Germany shown by the company was also on forged letterhead, CBI alleged.

    The certificate of origin from Germany was also forged. "The said forged letter and certificate were accepted by unidentified officials of GCF with ulterior motive and by abusing their official positions as such without ascertaining the genuineness of the said letter and certiciates and cause undue advantage to Sidh Sales Syndicate and corresponding loss to the Government of India," the investigating agency said in the FIR.

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/623941/fake-chinese-spares-indigenised-bofors.html
     
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    square Strategic Issues Senior Member

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    can't we smell the corruption......10lakh for a ballbearing ?
     
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    So the other 5 guns were fully successful even in exploitation trials !!! Time to order 10 regiments.
     
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    This had happened during last trials too. It later turned out that the ammo was to blame.
     
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  19. delbruky

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    HERE IS THE TRAITOR......this is the guy running "Sidh Sales Syndicate".
    Name : AMIT GUPTA Email : [email protected] Phone no : 911123984069 Address : M-11 IST FLOOR GAWRI COMMERCIAL COMPLEX 5200 G.B. ROAD ...
     
  20. Akshay Fenix

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    On IndiaMart that Wire Race Bearing costs 65,000 rupees!!!!

    50 lakhs ka chuna lagaya. Sub chor hai sir ji.
     

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