Indian Army to get more firepower, Made in India Vajra and M777 artillery guns to be inducted on Friday

The Indian Army after waiting for three decades will be getting two new guns K 9 Vajra and M777 on Friday, when these are formally inducted in the service. The guns were expected to be inducted in Sept, however due to unexpected delays will join the Indian Army now.

In 2017, L&T signed a contract with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea for jointly building 100 self-propelled artillery guns worth Rs 5,000 crore in India. As reported by FE earlier, the gun is a 155 mm, 52 calibre gun, mounted on a tracked, armoured vehicle. Artillery units equipped with this gun will be a part of the Army’s strike corps, whose tank spearheads need artillery guns that can keep pace with them.

The K 9 gun has been developed under the `Buy Global’ programme of the DPP where foreign companies are allowed to participate —in this case Hanwha Techwin is the technology partner. The guns have been tested at the test track facility in Hazira, Gujarat. Read More

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