Advance Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWEIL), the new defense PSU formed out of Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) at Jabalpur, has bagged its first export order from a European firm for major subassemblies of Artillery Gun. The order is worth 6.04 crores but has AWEIL has not named the client due to contractual reasons.

Previously OFB had exported two 155mm/52-caliber barrels to Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors AB, from which it had imported 155 mm howitzer guns in the mid-80s.

AWEIL developed Dhanush, 155mm/45-calibre recently cleared firing trials, after facing some quality issues in initial batches, and manufacturing of the remaining102 guns that were ordered in 2018 over above 12 that were already delivered to the Indian Army will resume in coming weeks.

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