SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
According to a report in ” The Print” India and the US are exploring the possibility of jointly up gunning the barrel of the 145 units of M777 in the Indian Army from the 155-mm, 39-calibre to 155mm/ 52-Calibre to improve the Effective firing range from 30kms to 70km using the newly developed Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) shell.
last month idrw.org reported that BAE Systems had offered its latest M777 155mm/ 52-Calibre towed artillery gun to Indian Army and claimed that even with a longer barrel it will still weigh less than 5,800 kgs in weight and shares commonality with the M777, a 155-mm, 39-calibre that is already in service with the Indian Army.
Kalyani groups now have developed Bharat ULH-ER which is also a 155mm/ 52-Calibre gun but due to the use of high-strength steel, it weighs 8000kg way more than the 5800kg Titanium 155mm 52-calibre on offer by BAE systems.
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