Fresh delays in procurement of M777 ultra light howitzer

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  1. abhi_the _gr8_maratha

    abhi_the _gr8_maratha Senior Member Senior Member

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    Big guns continue to fail to boom in
    India. The Army is still nowhere near
    getting the crucial ultra-light
    howitzers needed to strengthen its
    new divisions being raised along the
    4,057-km Line of Actual Control with
    China.
    The long-pending procurement of 145
    M-777 ultra-light howitzers in a direct
    government-to-government deal with
    the US under its Foreign Military Sales
    (FMS) has been hit by “huge problems”
    in the offsets negotiations, say
    sources.
    These all-weather howitzers, which
    are partly made of titanium and can
    swiftly be airlifted to forward areas by
    helicopters and aircraft, are primarily
    meant for high-altitude areas of
    Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
    The Army has been demanding such
    155mm/39-calibre howitzers, with
    laser inertial artillery pointing systems
    and almost 30-km range, to equip the
    artillery units under the new XVII
    Mountain Strike Corps (90,000 troops)
    being raised to get “quick reaction
    force capabilities” against China.
     
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    Bheeshma Regular Member

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    Good riddance. Just go with TATA/ KAlyani/ DRDO and OFB guns.
     
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    Kaalapani Tihar Jail Banned

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    Who in the world will go for such thing with so much money without TOT.
     
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    Also factory is going to be closed down!

    Is there any back up plan for spares?
     

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