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Indian Army issues a spree of tenders for vehicles and equipment

11th January 2023 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The ATAGS is a 155mm L/52 towed gun developed and manufactured in India, making it a prime contender for the army’s recent RfI. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

A bevy of new vehicles and equipment is on the way for the Indian Army, according to a flurry of fast-track RfPs recently issued.

The Indian Army was busy over the New Year period as it issued a slew of RfIs and RfPs for various types of equipment, including 155mm towed artillery, reconnaissance vehicles, artillery tractors, various cargo-carrying vehicles and radios.

Issued on 20 December, 2022 was an RfI for 155mm 52-calibre towed artillery pieces able to deploy in all terrain, including mountains up to 5,000m high.

The solution from an Indian vendor is to weigh less than 15t, so as to permit mobility in high-altitude areas. No other specifications were listed in the RfI, but the most obvious home-grown solution is the 155mm

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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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