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The Indian Army has received crucial approval for the procurement of 155mm/52 Cal Towed Gun Systems (TGS) along with Gun Towing Vehicles. This development, under the Buy (Indian-IDDM) category of the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, aims to modernize artillery capabilities and enhance fire support for troops.

key specifications of the upcoming 155 mm/52 Cal Towed Gun System (TGS) along with Gun Towing Vehicles.

Key Specifications of the New TGS:

  • Caliber: 155 mm
  • Barrel Length: 52 Caliber (offering longer range and accuracy)
  • Maximum Combat Weight: Less than 15,000 Kg (ensuring mobility and deployability)
  • Service Life: At least 20 years (guaranteeing long-term operational use)
  • Maximum Range: More than 40 Km (significantly extending artillery reach)
  • Minimum Range: 5 Km in High Angle (ensuring flexibility for close-range support)
  • Ammunition Compatibility: Compatible with all in-service 155 mm ammunition (avoiding logistical complications)
  • Barrel Life:¬†Minimum 1500 Equivalent Full Charge (EFC) (promising durability and cost-effectiveness)

The Ministry of Defence will likely issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to eligible Indian defense manufacturers who meet the technical and eligibility criteria. The selection process will involve rigorous evaluation based on the specified requirements, cost-effectiveness, and production capabilities. Finalization of the contract and subsequent induction of the TGS into the Army will significantly bolster India’s artillery power and contribute to its overall defense preparedness.