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Indian navy transitions from Russian artillery to SRGM guns



Currently, Russian artillery mounts are an integral part of the Indian fleet... However, a decision was made to switch to gun systems of its own production.

Indian ships were traditionally equipped with Soviet artillery. In the modern period of the development of the Navy, they received both Russian and Italian guns from the OTO Melara company. So, not to mention anti-aircraft guns, destroyers of the Delhi class (AK-100), frigates of the Godavari type (AK-725) and Talvar (A-190E) are equipped with domestic artillery.

Now it has been decided to switch to self-made ship cannons. We are talking about equipping Triput-class frigates with new 76-mm SRGM artillery systems from the local BHEL corporation. These ships are built on the basis of the Russian project 11356: the Russian Navy received only three units of this type, two unfinished frigates were sold to India (due to Ukraine's refusal to supply power plants to them), while New Delhi plans to independently build the rest of the Triput ships.

As stated, the SRGM artillery system has a special combat potential, being able to fire at fast maneuvering targets with modern projectiles with a higher firing range and programmable ammunition.

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Russian Ministry of Defense website

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  1. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 5 October 2021 23: 38
    Given the likely collision with the Chinese Navy, the replacement of Russian-made naval guns by the Indians is a deliberate step, after all, now Russia and China have more points of contact than we have with India.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 5 October 2021 23: 46
      As stated, the SRGM artillery system has a special combat potential, being able to fire at fast maneuvering targets with modern projectiles with a higher firing range and programmable ammunition.

      This alone is enough. And if you also add "made in India" ...
      1. URAL72
        URAL72 6 October 2021 12: 55
        It is a pity of course that we are losing a client, but still the Indians can be congratulated. Even if it will cost them more, it's worth it, we have already understood that it is better worse, but our own.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 6 October 2021 13: 24
          I don’t think they’ll have anything worse.
          I have not heard anything about our programmable 76 mm.
          Ours, at one time, generally wanted to abandon 76 mm. hi
  2. Sahalinets
    Sahalinets 6 October 2021 03: 54
    Yes, this is a licensed OTO Melara. Simply made by the Indians and of course much more expensive than the original.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 October 2021 04: 59
    Well, they know better. Only, then let the brains not stand us for their "jambs", if, for example, the barrel breaks, or the projectiles "do not want" to self-detonate in flight ...
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 6 October 2021 08: 01
      The main trouble with domestic guns is the shells of the 40s. RV's biggest innovation is again like Americans at 43.

      The Indians, on the other hand, make a licensed copy of the Melara (for a moment the most widespread and popular naval cannon in the world) and for its extensive family of shells. From Volcano and Dart to programmed shots.
  4. Nychego
    Nychego 6 October 2021 05: 02
    Greed and theft, as well as the lack of obligation of those involved in the "joint development of a fifth generation fighter" led to a well-defined and consistent Indian policy with regard to Russian weapons systems and equipment in general.
    I am glad for the Indians that they limited themselves to one session of walking on the rake.
  5. prior
    prior 6 October 2021 09: 16
    And the Indian art installations will thresh like the Ukrainian "Hammer".
  6. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 6 October 2021 09: 43
    Well, this is to be expected, India is not Ukraine and such a country simply needs to produce the entire range of weapons for self-sufficiency and survival with such a neighbor as China.
  7. Konnick
    Konnick 6 October 2021 23: 42
    Very funny video, Indian English accent cheers up "e suppir gyan sistem", so cute laughing
  8. Diverter
    Diverter 7 October 2021 12: 29
    any country sooner or later reaches a level that allows it to produce weapons at home, and not buy. Provided that the processes are properly organized, this country can achieve significant progress in this matter. As an example, the USSR in the 20s of the last century and the USSR in 1945-1950s.
    the only thing that confuses me is that they are Indians ...
    they build aircraft under license. Then these aircraft have an increased accident rate and so on for all weapons.
    they cut their own Arjun so much that even if they finish it, it will become obsolete.
    constant dancing with a tambourine (corruption scandals) when purchasing weapons.
    In general, I do not believe that this licensed production will provide the Indian army with excellent quality guns.
    And yes! India will definitely lose the war to China.
    The Chinese are very motivated and have a tough discipline.
    Indians are very ....... Zita and Geeta in short, where every man for himself.
  9. Baron pardus
    Baron pardus 7 October 2021 17: 15
    If we compare the Russian (that is, the old Soviet) 76mm installation and the most modern Italian, then the latter is many times more effective. so
    Italian 76mm SR (Super Rapido) weighs 7620kg WITHOUT ammunition
    The Soviet AK176 weighs 10.5 tons without a cooling system and ammunition.

    The Italian 76mm SR fires projectiles weighing 6.35kg (the anti-missile sub-caliber DART and the active jet VOLCANO weigh less) with an initial speed of 920m / s (the initial speed of the DART and Vulcano is higher). There are many types of ammunition in the assortment, from HE, to BOPS (they pierce 130mm at a distance of 2km). The range includes pre-programmable OFs, sub-caliber controlled DART, active reactive VOLCANO and many others.

    AK176 fires projectiles weighing 5.9kg at a speed of 980m / sec. The range of guided, actively reactive, preprogrammed projectiles does not include.

    The rate of fire is the same for both guns. So the transition to the Italian cannon is quite logical - it is easier, and the range of ammunition is larger. Higher efficiency against anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Moreover, when using VOLCANO, the range of the gun reaches 40 km.