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Indian Bofors Dhanush to testfire again next month

  • Indian Bofors Dhanush to testfire again next month

    Summary: Jabalpur: Dhanush, the Indian 155mm howitzer based on the Bofors gun design, will go for another testfire next month before being inducted into the Indian Army, five years after the project was launched. Six Dhanush guns are already with the Army but yet to be officially taken in. But Dhanush is of 155x45 calibre which gives it a better range of 38km, 10km more than the Bofors. With most of hurdles getting cleared, the GCF is hopeful of getting the final clearance under the user evaluation too. In the meantime, results of the user evaluation are expected in July.

    Jabalpur: Dhanush, the Indian 155mm howitzer based on the Bofors gun design, will go for another testfire next month before being inducted into the Indian Army, five years after the project was launched. Dhanush, which has a better range and modern functioning as compared to the original Bofors gun, has been developed by Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), Jabalpur.The gun was put on display by the GCF on the occasion of Ordnance Factory Day on Saturday.Bofors is of 155x39 calibre. But Dhanush is of 155x45 calibre which gives it a better range of 38km, 10km more than the Bofors.

    Six Dhanush guns are already with the Army but yet to be officially taken in. The guns have been taken for what is being termed as "user exploitation".Sources said such an arrangement has been made for the first time. User exploitation means the Army will use it extensively.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/indian-bofors-dhanush-to-testfire-again-next-month/articleshow/57741780.cms


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