Ordnance factory introduces indigenous version of 155mm gun

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    Ordnance factory introduces indigenous version of 155mm gun


    ANGAREDDY(AP): Indian armed forces will use in 3 months an indigenous version of the 155mm calibre Bofors guns "which are more advanced than Bofors", All India Ordnance Factories Board's (OFB) Director General and Chairman Sudhir Kumar Beri said.

    Speaking to reporters at the ordnance factory at Yeddumailaram in Medak district today afternoon, he claimed it is "the biggest ever achievement of Indian ordnance factories to have manufactured an indigenous 155 mm calibre gun for the country's defence needs". Generally, it takes 60 months to develop and manufacture such guns but Indian ordnance factories did it in merely 16 months, he claimed.

    "Earlier, we manufactured only 104 mm calibre guns in India and 155 mm calibre guns were imported from foreign companies like Bofors. But now, we manufacture in it India," he said, adding the indigenous 155mm calibre guns have been successfully tested.

    Around 65 percent of the technology used in these guns is Indian and 35 percent foreign. In three months, the foreign component will be reduced to 15 percent, he said.

    The manufacturing capacity of 2000 Pinaka missiles per annum will be increased to 5000 missiles per annum, he said.

    He said "we have moved proposals to the central government to take over three HCL units at Hyderabad, Naini (near Allahabad) and Ramnarayanpur. The proposals are moving at a very fast pace and a decision is expected next month".

    He said these three units will be taken over with all its 2200 employees and 300 acres of land at Hyderabad, 54 acres of land at Naini and 900 acres of land at Ramnarayanpur, along with infrastructural facilities. Some changes will be made and machinery will be installed as per requirement, he said.

    Ordnance factory introduces indigenous version of 155mm gun - The Economic Times
     
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    Somreet Bhattacharya Regular Member

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    Sir
    Question to Gurus...
    Is the charge for the shells still imported from SA or produced??
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Home made shell as well as Charge..
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    This is the same gun that was designed based on the bofors design right ?
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Its the same FH-77 just the 45cal barrel..

    45cal barrel is long leap from 39cal barrel, 45cal can put shells to 40-52kms..
     
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    Kunal But this Gun range is about 38 to 42 Km as said by the OFB
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    With normal rounds but with Bleed base assisted Shells can go far..

     
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    Biggest achievement of 60 years..... man must be nuts
     
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    He is right when he says its the biggest achievement of the ordnance board. Off course if whats being claimed is true
     
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    Ya, and this makes some of the tall boasts somewhat flat,but they did infact deliver a gun to our artillery starved army, so its all forgivable i guess
     
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    What I would really perfer is that now the OFB improve the quality of products manufactured by them. They actually set a new standard in low quality with their granedes, referred to the dark joke made by a senior general of the IA where he suggested that the soldiers were better off aiming the grenade at the head of the terrorists
     
  14. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Those Grenades issues is coz of Old, They are unused grandees from 80s even 70s, they are tend to malfunction..

    Army issued no new requirement of grenades so men using stone grenades from grandpa ages..
     
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