SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The United States and India are in talks that will grant India local production rights of its 155mm M982 Excalibur artillery rounds that were procured in 2019 largely for the M777 ultra-light towed artillery howitzers purchased from the United States.
155mm M982 Excalibur can also be used from the K-9 Vajra, Dhanush and Bofors. Indian Army had procured more than 600 rounds of both airburst and ground-burst configuration types in the army’s inventory.
M982 Excalibur shell is capable of reaching targets located up to 57 km from the launch site and is guided by Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Navigation System (INS). These guided shells are capable of targeting any target at a distance of up to 40-50 Kilometers.
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