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India's Long Range Artillery Gun 'Dhanush': Details, Features, Capability, Highlights



About India's Long Range Artillery Gun Dhanush: Details, Features, Capability, Highlights

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has recently received clearance from the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence for production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ long-range artillery guns.

Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns Features 

Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are the first ever indigenous 155 mm x 45 calibers long-range artillery gun.

Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-playing facility, onboard ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system.

The self-propulsion unit on Dhanush allows the gun to negotiate and deploy itself in mountainous terrains with ease.

Dhanush is also electronically upgraded to enhance firing accuracies, laying speeds of the existing gun and to provide compatibility with various kinds of ammunition as well.

Dhanush howitzer is an improved version of  Bofors guns acquired by India between 1987 and 1991.

Dhanush howitzer is a reverse-engineered upgraded variant of the original Bofors design.

Dhanush reportedly has a new maximum effective range of 38 kilometers in salvo mode.

Dhanush howitzer is capable of firing eight rounds per minutes and needs a crew of six to eight artillerymen.


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