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DefExpo 2016: ‘Danger close!’ for Indian artillery

1st April 2016 - 09:06 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Goa


The situation for Indian artillery is extremely dire, with no new howitzers inducted over the past three decades.

However, programmes are under way to procure several thousand new guns, and one is for 155mm 39-calibre ultra-lightweight towed howitzers.

Unsurprisingly, BAE Systems had an example of its M777A2 at DefExpo, with the US in pole position to seal a foreign military sales (FMS) contract for 145 guns. 

These M777s will be put together at an assembly, integration and test facility set up in conjunction with Mahindra Defence & Aerospace.

Paul West, BAE Systems’ business winning and programmes director, said

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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