Indian army inducts Sharang gun : upgraded to 155mm

Highlights

India army officially inducted upgraded Sharang artilary gun which will help India to modernise its military equipment and help in boosting Make In India initiative. 

The Sharang artillery guns are upgraded from 130 mm to 155 mm. Also, the hitting range of the gun system has been increased from 12 kilo metres to 39 kilo metres. it had been tested at the Balasore DRDO facility in January 2019.

Artillery may be a heavy military ranged weapons built to launch munitions.



Background

In October 2018, Ministry of Defence and therefore the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board signed agreements to upgrade the artillery guns. The Sharang upgrade kit costs but 7- lakh rupees per gun.

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
The Ordnance Factory Board was found out in 1775 at Fort William, Kolkata. The Board governs around 41 factories of India at 24 different location. There are 10 such factories in Maharashtra, 9 in UP, 6 in MP, 6 in TN, 4 in West Bengal , 2 in Uttaranchal, 1 in Telangana, Chandigarh, Bihar and Odisha.

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