DRDO 155mm Artillery Program

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Can DRDO design Artillery able to pass into mass production?

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  1. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    India should catch on to this development . These rocket powered round would still be much cheaper than 150 km range ballistic missiles. Could be much cheaper to level all terror infra in Pakistan just from artillery.
     
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  2. Raj Malhotra

    Raj Malhotra Regular Member

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    Note a important - The howitzer is very stable while firing, no skidding or flopping around
     
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  3. Pandeyji

    Pandeyji Regular Member

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    Excellent. And one more thing, the ATAGS iirc is already capable of firing 6 rounds in 30 seconds with an auto loader. And if it could achieve this speed with manual loading, only God could help our enemies (especially in mountains).


    P.S. from the twitter thread itself, if Indian Army is tasked with selecting Indian cricket team they would test the player performances in summer, winter, rainy, lauda, lehsun trials & then hire a Russian baseball team instead
     
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    Bleh Berry member Senior Member

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    As I'd asked @porky_kicker before, is rocket powered or base-bleed round necessary to increase range?
    Can't the guided round be given gliding wings and/or function like a Spice-2000? Does any such concept exist?
     
  5. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    I don't know. How would you fire a winged round from artillery. Wings will have to open after being fired adds complexity.
     
  6. Bleh

    Bleh Berry member Senior Member

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    Same way the they pop out in ATGM or SAAW.
    Turns out the concept of guided-glided shells exists...

    South Korean 155mm gliding artillery shell: 20160909225206_1.jpeg
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    Still gonna be hella cheaper than guided MLRS.
     
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  7. bhramos

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    Kalyani Bharat 52 155x52mm artillery gun with an integrated autoloader ( the rectangular box on top )

    No need of manual loading of shell and charges into the gun , every thing is automated including firing through the FCS.
     
  8. IndianHawk

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    We might see something like this k9 vajra in service if korean have it actually working.
     
  9. Bleh

    Bleh Berry member Senior Member

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    Has either Tata or Kalyani gun been chosen as ATAGS winner yet, or are they both still equals in the competition?
    Maybe, if they are compatible. I don't know how they'd negate the effect of rifling in gun barrel.
     
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