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India buys 114 Dhanush towed howitzers

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The Indian Ministry of Defense ordered 114 Dhanush towed howitzers worth more than 250 million dollars to be delivered in three years.

India buys 114 Dhanush towed howitzers


"In the future, it is planned to purchase another 481 the same howitzer", - quotes a military source "Military Industrial Courier".

The 155-mm Dhanush towed howitzer is an upgraded version of the artillery shells produced by the Swedish company Bofors, which India purchased in the 1980s.

As a result of the modernization carried out by the Organization of Defense Research and Development (DRDO) at the Ministry of Defense of India, it was possible to increase the firing range from 27 to 38 kilometers.

In addition, the Defense Defense Procurement Council of the Indian Defense Ministry announced a tender for the purchase of 814 52 howitzers. It is planned that 100 howitzers will be delivered in finished form, and the rest 714 - assembled in India under license.

It is also planned to purchase 145 American howitzers M-777 produced by a subsidiary of BAе Systems worth 450 million dollars, the production of ammunition for which will be launched in India.

It is worth noting that this is the first purchase of new howitzers, which India conducts after 30 years after the corruption scandal, as a result of which the modernization plan of the Indian artillery was thwarted. Then the Indian authorities accused the Bofors of bribing high-ranking officials.
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  1. prosto_rgb
    prosto_rgb 26 May 2015 06: 42
    +2
    They bribed 30 years ago, but now not?
    I wonder why they need so many towed howitzers?
    1. anakonda
      anakonda 26 May 2015 06: 46
      +3
      At least they were not too lazy and analyzed the course of military operations in the Donbass, where artillery plays a paramount role.
      1. Kostyar
        Kostyar 26 May 2015 07: 20
        +2
        38 km is not very bad.
      2. just exp
        just exp 26 May 2015 07: 46
        +2
        and self-propelled plays an even greater role than towed, and the Indians have money.
    2. major071
      major071 26 May 2015 06: 47
      +7
      prosto_rgb

      I wonder why they need so many towed howitzers?


      What do you mean why? To tow! wink

      The old ones have been worn out for 30 years then, but there’s nothing to change. Everything either at a price-quality level does not suit either by standards. So they decided to go the old proven way: to buy more.
      1. enot73
        enot73 26 May 2015 07: 28
        +3
        I wonder why they need so many towed howitzers?
        Quote: major071
        What do you mean why? To tow!
        In fact, no one has ever refused towed howitzers and guns in the world. Even, for example, in a more powerful than the Indian, Russian army. And even new artillery systems are being developed. /
        Currently, in Russia, the full-scale state tests have been carried by the 125-mm cannon, which are self-propelled by the Sprut-B 2A45М and the lightweight Patn-B 152-mm howitzer, which has mechanized dropping of the projectile and variable recoil length, passed by the towed. These artillery systems mounted on three-sided gun carriages like D-2A howitzer provide circular firing at vertical guidance angles from -61 to + 30 degrees. At the same time on the carriage mounted mechanism dosyl shells, which provides howitzer rate of fire to 5 rounds per minute. On the top machine howitzer to protect the calculation of bullets and shrapnel installed light shield cover.
        In this case, the light 152-mm howitzer "Pat-B" with a mass of 4350 kg. in power superior to 122-mm howitzer D-30A twice. The entire procedure for transferring this howitzer from traveling to combat and back takes no more than 2 minutes source vpk.name
        g]
        1. just exp
          just exp 26 May 2015 07: 48
          +1
          these are LIGHT howitzers that can be towed in mountains, swamps and other hard-to-reach places.
        2. Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat 26 May 2015 09: 05
          +1
          Shield cover in front? And for what? Is this a weapon of the first line of battle, that is, direct contact with enemy infantry at ranges up to 1000-2000 meters? What, we again plan to use howitzers as an anti-tank direct-fire weapon? The howitzers are located in the depths of the defense and can suffer losses in calculations only with artillery or mortar shelling, air raids, etc. That is, you need either round-robin reservation or even do without it being in the trench or hiding with screens from sandbags and others. The shield is in front on howitzer-delirium.
        3. i80186
          i80186 26 May 2015 12: 40
          +1
          Well, sort of an Indian version of Bofors this. smile
      2. Eugene-Eugene
        Eugene-Eugene 26 May 2015 07: 32
        0
        ... and because self-propelled howitzers cost many times more
    3. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 26 May 2015 07: 44
      -1
      and what all article plus? Are you happy for India? Or did they order it from us ??
      1. enot73
        enot73 26 May 2015 08: 27
        +4
        Quote: afdjhbn67
        and what all article plus? Are you happy for India?
        Why is this article bad? laughing Normal information note. IMHO the only drawback - they did not write that India itself produces these howitzers.
      2. Victor the Great
        Victor the Great 26 May 2015 16: 34
        -1
        Quote: afdjhbn67
        and what all article plus? Are you happy for India? Or did they order it from us ??


        So one of the cheers in pink glasses burned, which "plus" only good but false news, and bad, but truthful news minus (and quickly merges users into the ban) ... Ugh at you ... ugh at you again ... negative
    4. afrikanez
      afrikanez 26 May 2015 12: 39
      0
      And they will put them instead of picket along the border laughing
    5. sgazeev
      sgazeev 26 May 2015 12: 39
      -1
      Quote: prosto_rgb
      They bribed 30 years ago, but now not?
      I wonder why they need so many towed howitzers?

      Pakistan kick ass. hi
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 26 May 2015 06: 44
    +13
    Watch from 40 seconds. Here about this howitzer in more detail wassat
    1. Edward72
      Edward72 26 May 2015 07: 03
      +8
      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
      1. w3554152
        w3554152 26 May 2015 11: 51
        +1
        Hmm. Not warriors. Even the Vietnamese are far away. Just stand, even fall from this clowning.
    2. saag
      saag 26 May 2015 07: 03
      +5
      interesting video, the gun resembles the all-terrain vehicle of Vintik and Shpuntik, and why not :-)
    3. SAM 5
      SAM 5 26 May 2015 07: 09
      0
      .Tut about this howitzer in more detail

      Well, what, in war as in war. laughing
    4. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 26 May 2015 07: 10
      +4
      They can surround you with such speed! laughing
    5. APASUS
      APASUS 26 May 2015 07: 13
      +1
      Strange howitzer. Everything in this howitzer is tied to an engine and any problem is a piece of metal. It can be convenient to fire certain squares in the mountains, but a real battle and one answer will suffice ..........
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 26 May 2015 08: 09
        +7
        The answer is enough for any howitzer and its calculation. Therefore, the Swedes chose mobility. 3 shots in six seconds and an independent change of position - try to find such a gun! physical strength is not required at all - lightning, not a battery! Yes, and the drive on the march for patency directly from the truck is connected - an articulated all-terrain vehicle is obtained.
        In the event of an engine failure, manual drives are used - they are not fools. Good fluff!
        1. anip
          anip 26 May 2015 08: 48
          +2
          That's right about the howitzer.
          And the fact that the Indians are so fun to run and go is that they do the same in their ceremonies and parades, and here, too, is something like a theatrical demonstration, as if the Indians do not run like that in battle.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 26 May 2015 18: 31
          0
          Quote: Tlauicol
          In the event of an engine failure, manual drives are used - they are not fools. Good fluff!

          With that mass, manual drives? The charges are supplied by the manipulator, but any trifle, any problem with the hydraulics, with the engine .......... The fluff is just wonderful .......... laughing laughing laughing
    6. bolat19640303
      bolat19640303 26 May 2015 07: 32
      0
      Interesting howitzer. The firing range of 38 km is decent. The rate of fire is not bad. But the dimensions and mass are probably too big. In general, the guys are more interesting from the calculation of the guns, their actions during armament.
    7. Mercenary
      Mercenary 26 May 2015 07: 34
      0
      While they "dance" around the cannon, the crew will be destroyed.
    8. just exp
      just exp 26 May 2015 07: 48
      0
      I posted this video on another site a year ago, the people were also inexplicably what kind of mod they had.
    9. just exp
      just exp 26 May 2015 07: 53
      +1
      that's about flags
    10. adept666
      adept666 26 May 2015 08: 34
      +1
      Indian army senseless and merciless wassat
      1. anip
        anip 26 May 2015 09: 11
        +1
        Quote: adept666
        Indian army senseless and merciless

        There is also a Pakistani army. And also the same.
        1. Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat 26 May 2015 09: 34
          0
          By the way, in the video, namely, the Pakistani army. Hindus appear only at the end, they are with red "combs".
          1. adept666
            adept666 26 May 2015 10: 01
            0
            By the way, in the video, namely, the Pakistani army.

            Yes, but I commented on the video with the howitzer)))
        2. adept666
          adept666 26 May 2015 09: 38
          0
          There is also a Pakistani army. And also the same.

          Well, let the grasshoppers jump, if only they would not shoot at each other, but limit themselves to waving limbs smile
    11. kil 31
      kil 31 26 May 2015 10: 42
      0
      I killed it. (Gods of war) laughing
  3. SAM 5
    SAM 5 26 May 2015 06: 59
    +1
    They fire at a radius of 38 km
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 26 May 2015 07: 07
      0
      Quote: SAM 5
      They fire at a radius of 38 km

      Judging by the video, yes, my friends and strangers laughing
  4. Dmitry 83
    Dmitry 83 26 May 2015 07: 09
    +1
    Indians fun running around the gun
  5. bocsman
    bocsman 26 May 2015 07: 22
    0
    Fool and glass .... toy! Pontoons a lot! And those who really did not fight and are not going to invent them!
  6. Mercenary
    Mercenary 26 May 2015 07: 28
    0
    Our "friends" from India have to buy normal soldiers, since they are unable to give birth.
    I watched on a copper wire as they marching in front of the Pakistani border guards and realized that no super-modern weapons would destroy them. The colony was and has remained in life.
    1. ovod84
      ovod84 26 May 2015 07: 37
      0
      they have good soldiers who know how to fight, they showed themselves well in exercises with our airborne
    2. meriem1
      meriem1 26 May 2015 07: 50
      +1
      You shouldn't think so. It was not for nothing that the British tied the Sepoys to the cannons and shot them. The same pies in Afghanistan with Pashtuns. To die in battle is happiness. And these "dances" are just entourage.
  7. Cosmos1987
    Cosmos1987 26 May 2015 07: 34
    0
    Prepare for the Hindu. A breathtaking forecast: how ISIS will defeat Syria and Iraq, their flag will be raised over Pakistan, after connecting with the Taliban on both sides they will besiege Iran, then attack India with an eye on China ... in this way, the United States hopes to deal with China, as always with the wrong hands ....
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 26 May 2015 08: 53
      0
      Napoleonic plans and all for China laughing
      1. Cosmos1987
        Cosmos1987 26 May 2015 12: 01
        0
        certainly funny, but Germany was brought up for the USSR for 1 years after World War 20
  8. shimus
    shimus 26 May 2015 09: 03
    0
    And then, they dance so beautifully before every shot from this howitzer! Just a sight for sore eyes!
    Now every shooting will be another episode of a long Indian series!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGaF1BUF-BE
  9. dojjdik
    dojjdik 26 May 2015 10: 52
    0
    nice contraption against the american six of pakistan, but better to buy self-propelled guns from us
  10. tehnoluks
    tehnoluks 26 May 2015 11: 14
    0
    It’s good that the twerk around the guns don’t dance, as we do ... God forgive me ..