Indigenous Dhanush howitzers Inducted in the Indian Army


The Dhanush is a 155 mm towed howitzer. The design is based on the Bofors Haubits FH77 which India acquired in the 1980s. The gun completed development trials in 2018 and was approved for series production in 2019.


In a major boost to the Army's mighty firepower, India's first indigenously designed and developed Dhanush 155/45 Calibre towed Gun System is ready for induction and has been handed over to the Indian Army in Jabalpur. Dhanush can be employed in all types of terrains and is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced under the 'Make in India' initiative

The Army has placed an order for more than 110 of these guns with the Ordnance Factory and they would help the force to modernise its artillery which had been awaiting induction for over three decades till a while ago.
The weapon, which will be made at the Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) in Jabalpur, is the first long range artillery towed gun to be made in India. It will replace the Swedish Bofors purchased in the 1980s.

               

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