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Indian Army inducts first M777 ULHs

15th November 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Indian Army has inducted its first M777A2 ultra lightweight howitzers (ULH) built by BAE Systems.

The 155mm M777 systems will be deployed to their first regiment in 2019.

Under a 145-gun agreement between the US and Indian governments, BAE Systems is building and delivering the first 25 M777 ULHs fully assembled, with the remaining 120 to be assembled in India by Mahindra Defence Systems (MDSL).

Earlier in 2018, BAE Systems delivered the first spares and other logistics, including tooling, technical publications and training materials, to support the Indian Army as it brings these new M777 ULHs into service.

The US government recently certified that MDSL is ready to carry out the work at a dedicated production facility created for this programme to conduct the in-country assembly and integration of 120 of the 145 gun systems on order.

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