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Indian Army seeks 155mm howitzers and T-90S protection

15th April 2021 - 20:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Ordnance Factory Board has developed a 155mm truck-mounted howitzer. (Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army makes moves to select its first ever truck-mounted howitzers, plus it recognises the need to protect its T-90S tank fleet.

Earlier this year, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) concluded production of 100 K9 Vajra-T SPHs. Now the Indian Army has manifested a desire for additional 155mm L/52 SPHs via an RfI issued on 1 April.

The RfI for a Mounted Gun System does not equivocally state that it should be tracked or wheeled platform, but a careful reading of the document indicates that a truck-mounted howitzer is being sought.

The tender document asks vendors questions such as whether the vehicle is right-hand drive, has a central tyre inflation system, anti-lock brakes and whether the ‘driver cabin and crew cabin are

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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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