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India resumes testing of an updated 155-mm artillery mount after a barrel burst incident

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The Indian army comments on the situation with the need to update the composition of the artillery of the country's armed forces. It is reported that the Indian army resumes testing an updated artillery installation of its own design with a firing range of up to 48 km. This is the latest version of the ATAGS self-propelled howitzer. Such howitzers can be transported on a trailer, or they can move at low speed "independently" - with the help of an operator who is in an open area to control equipment.


An officer of one of the artillery formations of the Indian Armed Forces:

We have not been purchasing towed guns for 10 years - since 2010. Moreover, our army needs long-range artillery means, unpretentious in use. Those that, among other things, could be delivered to hard-to-reach areas.

The Indian Defense Development Organization (DRDO) notes that if, during the tests, the new 155-mm gun confirms the characteristics, including the parameters for the range and "survivability" of the barrel, then the army can purchase more than 1,5 thousand of such artillery installations. The Ministry of Defense is ready to allocate an incredible $ 3,4 billion for such an acquisition. Thus, it turns out that the cost of one such gun for the military budget of India will be more than $ 2,1 million.

The Indian press, commenting on these rates, indicates that it is expensive even for long-range guns.

India resumes testing of an updated 155-mm artillery mount after a barrel burst incident

Earlier, the Indian armed forces planned to purchase upgraded versions of Israeli towed howitzers. However, then they decided to follow the path of implementing the Do in India program. As a result, it turned out that own production will cost, to put it mildly, not as cheaply as originally planned. But the manufacturer of 155mm Indian guns believes that this is an adequate price for “such an effective weapons».

The problem is that the manufacturer has had quality problems so far. Previously, a variant of the ATAGS howitzer has already been tested in India. The last test before resumption was carried out in September 2020 at the Pokhran test site. Then everything ended unsuccessfully. The barrel of the howitzer exploded and four servicemen were injured.

It is alleged that the long-range guns were being finalized for several months. Attention is drawn to the conclusion of the commission:

With a high degree of probability, defective ammunition became the cause of the barrel rupture. There were no problems with the quality of the barrel.

The updated version of ATAGS is claimed to be the world's first configured with “all-electric drive technology:

It will provide reliable and maintenance-free operation over a long period of time.
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  1. Catfish
    Catfish 21 December 2020 18: 56
    +4
    And what is behind the blue cowboy sitting behind the wheel? Where is the turban? I don't believe this is not India, this is Texas! laughing
    1. businessv
      businessv 21 December 2020 19: 40
      +2
      Quote: Sea Cat
      And what is behind the blue cowboy sitting behind the wheel?

      It looks like you are right - in the background there is also someone wearing a tie, although it is poorly visible. smile
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 21 December 2020 19: 44
        +5
        Guys, this is a development team.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 21 December 2020 20: 33
          +2
          Guys, this is a development team.

          Have they planted near the trunk for reliability? wink
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 21 December 2020 21: 06
            +1
            Judging by the design of the barrel, apparently yes. wink
          2. Guru
            Guru 21 December 2020 23: 13
            +2
            Have they planted near the trunk for reliability? wink

            In the event of a barrel rupture according to the old grandfather principle, he does not mind. laughing
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 22 December 2020 00: 10
              +1
              Not. Knowing where he will sit, grandfather will work more carefully. wink
    2. FIR FIR
      FIR FIR 21 December 2020 20: 43
      +1
      Quote: Sea Cat
      And what is behind the blue cowboy sitting behind the wheel? Where is the turban? I don't believe this is not India, this is Texas! laughing

      This is a Karnataka state cowboy
      Not a Marlboro, of course, but also wow
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 21 December 2020 19: 01
    0
    With a high degree of probability, defective ammunition became the cause of the barrel rupture. There were no problems with the quality of the barrel.

    The hand of an Indian specialist is felt right away, maybe ammunition, or maybe not!
  3. SaLaR
    SaLaR 21 December 2020 19: 05
    -2
    Our wives are loaded cannons, yy ... drinks
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 21 December 2020 19: 09
      +3
      Quote: SaLaR
      Our wives are loaded guns
      Acha acha! That's who our women are! Jimi Jimi!
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 21 December 2020 19: 25
    +1
    Two lemons with a tail for this stuff? Wasn't it easier to invest in our D400?
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 21 December 2020 20: 37
      +2
      The East is a delicate matter ... Do not look for logic ... hi
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 21 December 2020 21: 02
        +1
        hi Yes, I'm not looking, we would be profitable.
  5. Graz
    Graz 21 December 2020 23: 50
    +2


    the wrong ritual was performed and the barrel was torn soldier
    1. Hexagon
      Hexagon 22 December 2020 01: 43
      +1
      Not ... they just didn't do the first part of the ritual. The spirits of the polygon were probably offended XD
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 22 December 2020 12: 04
      -2
      Quote: Graz

      the wrong ritual was performed and the barrel was torn


      The same video, but in a slightly truncated form and with a different audio design (music from the Benny Hill show).

      And after watching it it became clear that the Indians did not know the warning " Don't stand under the arrow! "

    3. Ardein
      Ardein 22 December 2020 13: 08
      0
      Director Buki's office reported that in the process of carrying out a cargo cult, the unconscious staff of the training center accidentally invoked the spirit of the heavenly patron of the tank courses and training grounds of Black Johnny Walker.
      (c) "Technical support" Oleg Divov ...)))
    4. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 22 December 2020 14: 22
      0
      Not enough, Jim! Jim! Acha-acha!))
    5. onstar9
      onstar9 23 December 2020 05: 23
      +1
      Quote: Graz

      the wrong ritual was performed and the barrel was torn

      Something is not visible there that the barrel was torn ...