Dhanush Howitzers Inducted Into Indian Army

Highlights:

  • Recently, four indigenous Dhanush Howitzer guns were inducted in to the Indian Army.
  • The induction of Dhanush Howitzer guns gives major fire-power boost to the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Dhanush Howitzers Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are the first ever indigenous 155 mm x 45 calibre long-range artillery guns.
  • Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board 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 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.
  • Dhanushhowitzer 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.