“Our Indian partners have extensive experience working with the Ministry of Defense. We have extensive experience and expertise in the creation of self-propelled artillery. We are planning to gradually transfer documentation in the framework of our Make in India program in order to jointly perform the installation, ”Sienko said at the Innoprom-2016 exhibition.
According to him, “the assembly production will be only the first stage of cooperation on the creation of ACS, the production of which is now carried out at Uraltransmash (part of the UVZ).”
Currently, within the framework of a tender announced by India for the purchase of self-propelled artillery, Russian SAU 2C19 "MSTA-S" South Korean K9 Thunder are competing.
According to Lenti.ru, “in total, India intends to spend 10 billion dollars in the next 2,4 years to buy 814 artillery systems, of which 100 will be purchased abroad (with the 50 assembly in India) ".