May 22, 2017

Two M777 towed howitzers arrive for Indian Army trials

155 mm 

Two M777 A-2 (Indian) ULHs arrived today for preparation of firing tables. During this event, the guns will fire 155-mm indigenous ammunition. As per the contract agreement, firing tables are being prepared by the contracted agency — U.S. government and BAE Systems with support of the Army,” the Army said in a statement.

Last November, India entered into a contract with the U.S. government under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme for buying 145 BAE Systems-built M777 A-2 artillery guns in a $737-million deal.

Twenty-five of them will be imported and 120 assembled in India in partnership with the Mahindra group. As the 39-calibre towed artillery gun made of titanium and aluminium alloys weighs only four tonnes, they can be transported under-slung on helicopters.

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