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India seeks truck-mounted 105mm guns via an RfI

3rd May 2022 - 05:22 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army is seeking a truck-mounted 105mm mobile gun system for use in India’s northern mountainous areas. The Garuda 105 V2 will presumably be a contender. (Gordon Arthur)

India has long contemplated truck-mounted howitzers, and the army has now set the ball rolling.

The Indian Army published an RfI on 29 April for truck-mounted 105mm L/37 artillery pieces, seeking to identify potential Indian suppliers.

The truck-mounted howitzers are destined for Indian Army artillery regiments, specifically those in mountainous areas along ‘the northern borders’. They need to be able to perform both direct and indirect firing by day or night.

Such mobile systems are deemed as better for shoot-and-scoot missions. Their fire control systems will feature an inertial navigation system, and be compatible with Project Shakti, a digitised artillery combat C2 system.

Since the vendor is Indian, no offsets will be required. The effort

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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