Indian Army Artillery Systems : News and Updates

screambowl

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The requirement is above 1200 in numbers , K9 and M777 type howitzers and atleast 500 HIMARIS type rocket launchers if you decently want to defend the border along China and Pakistan.

What is this 200 300 BS!
 

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We have given additional 200 numbers this would be more than 10 regiments, nearly count could go +300.
The requirement is above 1200 in numbers , K9 and M777 type howitzers and atleast 500 HIMARIS type rocket launchers if you decently want to defend the border along China and Pakistan.

What is this 200 300 BS!
Probably IA may rethink about towed howitzer induction numbers after Ukrain war. Shoot & scoot and continues movement is the new mantra for survivability and IA never gonna achieve it with higher number of towed artillery. Probably Ukrainian war is the first time in history, howitzers being hunted by indirect fire . It achieved because of drones & enemy relied heavily on almost immobile towed howitzers.

SPH/MGS and the drones illuminating the target is the new norms in artillery warfare.
 

KUNAL BISWAS

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M46 was used during 1971 and IA is mad about it, then again in 1999 FH77 showed it's scoot and shoot capability which again impressed IA to the core, the reason when talk about artillery every artillery officer talk about only towed, ATAGS & ATHOS is what most in IA understand as modern artillery.

Ukraine war showed clearly showed not just Artillery need to be self propelled but armored, Cheap Chinese DJI Mavic drone & it's clones can see muzzle flashes & a experienced gun crew and locate and bomb it in minutes, Only K9 is the true Artillery system India has in it's inventory.

IA will only react after action by PLAGF, things we saw at LAC since 2020..
 

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M46 was used during 1971 and IA is mad about it, then again in 1999 FH77 showed it's scoot and shoot capability which again impressed IA to the core, the reason when talk about artillery every artillery officer talk about only towed, ATAGS & ATHOS is what most in IA understand as modern artillery.

Ukraine war showed clearly showed not just Artillery need to be self propelled but armored, Cheap Chinese DJI Mavic drone & it's clones can see muzzle flashes & a experienced gun crew and locate and bomb it in minutes, Only K9 is the true Artillery system India has in it's inventory.

IA will only react after action by PLAGF, things we saw at LAC since 2020..
It's difficult to bring changes in a structured organization like military,Bose is always right in any military. It took a tonne of toll by US army to adopt M16 as their standard issue rifle before throwing away WW era rifle. More over the so called indigenous weapon lobby will go on mad if IA didn't induct ATAGS.
 
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KUNAL BISWAS

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If not ATAGS than ATHOS, It does not matter which lobby wins the problem will remain the same..



It's difficult to bring changes in a structured organization like military,Bose is always right in any military. It took a tonne of toll by US army to adopt M16 as their standard issue rifle before throwing away WW era rifle. More over the so called indigenous weapon lobby will go on mad if IA didn't induct ATAGS.
 

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It achieved because of drones & enemy relied heavily on almost immobile towed howitzers.

In India the civilians are more experts in operating drones and Network centric gadgets than the Indian armed forces or intelligence. Kids are using VR and small RC models to simulate dog fight as a fun time.

IAF and IA can only achieve this in next 30 years.