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Advanced Weapons And Equipment India LTD (AWEIL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) inviting responses from potential Strategic Partners who are Indian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The objective of this collaboration is to co-develop, co-produce, co-brand, and supply a cutting-edge 155mm Mounted Gun System to the Indian Army (IA), Ministry of Defence (MoD), and other entitled entities, including potential export opportunities.

AWEIL’s initiative aligns with the government’s push for indigenous defence production and technological innovation. The EOI aims to identify a long-term partner who will work in conjunction with AWEIL to design, develop, and manufacture the 155mm Mounted Gun System, a vital asset for the nation’s defence capabilities.

The 155mm/52 calibre Mounted Gun System is based on the upgraded Dhanush 155mm/45 calibre towed howitzer, a project that was unveiled at DefExpo 2018. Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL) and BEML have also ventured into the development of a 155mm/52 calibre based Mounted Gun System that is based on the ATAGS 155mm/52 calibre, towed gun mounted on the BEML’s 8X8 Heavy Mobility Vehicle (HMV).

Indian Army has an initial requirement for 800 Mounted Gun Systems for High altitude regions and is looking at evaluating both ATAGS and Dhanush-based Mounted Gun Systems for its requirements.

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