The Indian Army received two 155mm/39 caliber Ultra Lightweight Howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems in the United States of America. The Army had test-fire the guns at Pokhran, Rajasthan, recently. This comes after almost 30 years the Bofors howitzers were introduced in the late 1980s.
The guns have been designed for firing Indian ammunition in domestic conditions. According to the deal, the first 25 guns will be bought directly from the US and the rest will be assembled in India.The design is such that these can be manoeuvred in narrow and treacherous mountain roads. The last time the Army had inducted a modern artillery gun was the Swedish Bofors .
Important Takeaways from above News for SBI PO Mains Exam-
- BAE Systems is an Aerospace company is responsible for the design, development and production of combat
vehicles, ammunition, artillery systems, naval guns and missile launchers.
- BAE Systems is headquartered in USA
- General Bipin Rawat is the 27th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.
Source- Business Standard