Indian Army Artillery Systems : News and Updates

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This oil-on-canvas painting is placed at the School of Artilery at Deolali of FH77 battery under counter battery fire, do see this painting while reading my previous post.
 
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During Kargil in school we were asked to submit one hand drawn pic of war each, winner gets published in school mag. I remember one Bofors firing on picture was chosen as winner, shame at that time the school magazine was all black n white so the full glory was not printed. It was absolutely brilliant drawing, original pic was from a newspaper front page picture very similar to the 2nd arti gun above. So many good and mixed memories from Kargil Vijay Divas observed.
 

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Must have patience to read all of this before continue, you won't get such inside anywhere else.. :coffee:

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GUN POSITIONS : GUN POSITIONS WHICH REQUIRE TO DUG OUT FOR TOWED ARTILLERY WITH AMMUNITION BUNKER ALONG TRENCHES TO DEFEND IT OR MOVEMENT AND HIDE FROM COUNTER BATTERY.

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Modern Battlefield outcomes are decided by it's factories churning out in background, something Pakistan Army felt during Kargil big time still couldn't archive due to corruption and will always lag behind Indian Army, China is something else though which demands India to more robust in it's Indigenous Defense Industry or suffer like Pakistan by our hands..

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The posters have interesting stuff about the use of artillery in the mountains.
 
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South African hardware is so underated. Hope Kalyani get hands on the entirety of Denels and other south African arms makers line up. You have basically all requirements fulfilled by a single country. From guided munitions to armoured vehicles. Just license produce their munitions and half of all issues are solved for the eindian air force.
We need to have a very large inventory of general purpose (125kg, 250kg and 500kg) guided bombs (one with GPS/INS and one laser guided)

Instead we import a few hundred Israeli super expensive stuff and talk about domestic capability. Just talk.
 
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We need to have a very large inventory of general purpose (125kg, 250kg and 500kg) guided bombs (one with GPS/INS and one laser guided)

Instead we import a few hundred Israeli super expensive stuff and talk about domestic capability. Just talk.
Need a running line of atleast 5000 guided munitions being produced yearly.
 

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Kalyani Group develops 155 mm artillery

India's Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL) has developed a 155 mm/52 calibre ultra-light howitzer (ULH) called mountain artillery gun-extended range (MAG-ER).

MAG-ER is an upgraded version of the 155 mm/39 calibre ULH known as the mountain artillery gun (MAG) developed by KSSL in 2020.

MAG-ER is one of the 155 mm artillery guns that the company has manufactured. Apart from MAG-ER, KSSL has developed another 155 mm/52 calibre gun system known as Bharat 52 and a 155 mm/45 calibre gun system called Bharat 45.

According to KSSL, MAG-ER weighs less than 8 tons and has a firing range of 41 km. The howitzer operates at an elevation of 3°–72°. The speed of MAG-ER is 60 km/h in towing condition on blacktop and 24 km/h in cross-country terrains.

The intense rate of fire of the gun is 12 rounds in 3 minutes, and the sustained rate of fire is 42 rounds in 60 minutes. According to KSSL, the gun equips a digital fire control and can be deployed in high mountain areas.

Rahul Bhilare, manager at KSSL, told Janes that the proof-firing trials of the MAG-ER are going on with the Indian Army, and the company is expecting an order from the service soon.

Another artillery that the KSSL developed is Bharat 52, which weighs around 15 tons. According to the KSSL, the gun fires all NATO-standard and in-service ammunition.

Bharat 52 is equipped with an automatic ammunition load-assist system and a steer-by-wire control system for self-propelled mode.
 

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India's Answer To BAE M777 Howitzer Call MARG From Kalyani In Titanium & Steel At 4.8 t & 6.9 t Respectively, Bharat ULH is a towed 155 mm piece, developed for service with the Indian Armed Forces. The Bharat ULH 155mm/39 call is a towed gun, providing a highly maneuverable field artillery solution. It has been designed for accuracy, stability and reliability during moving and firing maneuvers, and is based on the requirements of the Indian Army, Ultra-light weight gun system can travel on road or cross-country terrain at speed up 60 km/hr or 24 rm/hr respectively in towed condition. #indianarmy #indianarmystatus #indianarmylovers #artillery #kalyani #bharatforge

Kalyani Group develops 155 mm artillery

India's Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL) has developed a 155 mm/52 calibre ultra-light howitzer (ULH) called mountain artillery gun-extended range (MAG-ER).

MAG-ER is an upgraded version of the 155 mm/39 calibre ULH known as the mountain artillery gun (MAG) developed by KSSL in 2020.

MAG-ER is one of the 155 mm artillery guns that the company has manufactured. Apart from MAG-ER, KSSL has developed another 155 mm/52 calibre gun system known as Bharat 52 and a 155 mm/45 calibre gun system called Bharat 45.

According to KSSL, MAG-ER weighs less than 8 tons and has a firing range of 41 km. The howitzer operates at an elevation of 3°–72°. The speed of MAG-ER is 60 km/h in towing condition on blacktop and 24 km/h in cross-country terrains.

The intense rate of fire of the gun is 12 rounds in 3 minutes, and the sustained rate of fire is 42 rounds in 60 minutes. According to KSSL, the gun equips a digital fire control and can be deployed in high mountain areas.

Rahul Bhilare, manager at KSSL, told Janes that the proof-firing trials of the MAG-ER are going on with the Indian Army, and the company is expecting an order from the service soon.

Another artillery that the KSSL developed is Bharat 52, which weighs around 15 tons. According to the KSSL, the gun fires all NATO-standard and in-service ammunition.

Bharat 52 is equipped with an automatic ammunition load-assist system and a steer-by-wire control system for self-propelled mode.
 

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The Army has procured an initial batch of 1,200 M982A1 Excalibur in October under an emergency procurement procedure following the February 2019, each shell cost 80,000 USD,

During June 17, 2021 Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $9,173,935 modification (P00013) to contract W15QKN-19-C-0017 for procurement of 155 mm Excalibur Increment Ib projectiles. The contract began June 2021 with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2023,

The Indian Army is reportedly planning to acquire additional Excalibur precision-guided ammunition for M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzer guns from the US. In July 2020, in the wake of escalating tension with China in light of hostile Chinese posturing, particularly on the border between the Union Territory of Ladakh and Chinese-occupied Tibet, further purchases of Excalibur shells were announced by the Indian Ministry of Defence.

Under fast track procedures, the Indian Armed Forces have received financial support of up to $66.23m to acquire the required weapon systems.The Indian Army will receive Excalibur Increment IB tactical projectiles with the American designation M982AI.

The M982 Excalibur (previously XM982) is a 155 mm extended range guided artillery shell manufactured by prime contractor Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems AB. It is a GPS and inertial-guided munition capable of being used in close support situations within 75–150 meters (250–490 ft) of friendly troops or in situations where targets might be prohibitively close to civilians to attack with conventional unguided artillery fire.
 

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India's Answer To BAE M777 Howitzer Call MARG From Kalyani In Titanium & Steel At 4.8 t & 6.9 t Respectively, Bharat ULH is a towed 155 mm piece, developed for service with the Indian Armed Forces. The Bharat ULH 155mm/39 call is a towed gun, providing a highly maneuverable field artillery solution. It has been designed for accuracy, stability and reliability during moving and firing maneuvers, and is based on the requirements of the Indian Army, Ultra-light weight gun system can travel on road or cross-country terrain at speed up 60 km/hr or 24 rm/hr respectively in towed condition. #indianarmy #indianarmystatus #indianarmylovers #artillery #kalyani #bharatforge

I'd like to see the 7T version in the form of an MGS, but with at least 45 cal. A C-130 will comfortably lift that.
 
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The Army has procured an initial batch of 1,200 M982A1 Excalibur in October under an emergency procurement procedure following the February 2019, each shell cost 80,000 USD,

During June 17, 2021 Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $9,173,935 modification (P00013) to contract W15QKN-19-C-0017 for procurement of 155 mm Excalibur Increment Ib projectiles. The contract began June 2021 with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2023,

The Indian Army is reportedly planning to acquire additional Excalibur precision-guided ammunition for M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzer guns from the US. In July 2020, in the wake of escalating tension with China in light of hostile Chinese posturing, particularly on the border between the Union Territory of Ladakh and Chinese-occupied Tibet, further purchases of Excalibur shells were announced by the Indian Ministry of Defence.

Under fast track procedures, the Indian Armed Forces have received financial support of up to $66.23m to acquire the required weapon systems.The Indian Army will receive Excalibur Increment IB tactical projectiles with the American designation M982AI.

The M982 Excalibur (previously XM982) is a 155 mm extended range guided artillery shell manufactured by prime contractor Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems AB. It is a GPS and inertial-guided munition capable of being used in close support situations within 75–150 meters (250–490 ft) of friendly troops or in situations where targets might be prohibitively close to civilians to attack with conventional unguided artillery fire.
Any idea how many kransnopol we have? Or retired now?