Upgraded 155mm artillery gun handed over to Army- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army. The gun’s range has now increased from 27km to over 36km with the upgrade.

The Army inducted its first modern artillery guns system in November 2018.

1. M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzers (ULH) from the U.S.
2. K9 Vajra-T self-propelled artillery guns.
3. The Army has also in service Bofors 155mm guns.
4. The 155mm Dhanush towed gun system, developed based on the Bofors guns, is under induction.

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