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OFB gets nod for Producing Long Range Artillery Gun Dhanush

OFB gets nod for Producing Long Range Artillery Gun Dhanush

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has received a clearance from the Indian Army and the defence ministry for production of 114 first-ever indigenous artillery gun 'Dhanush’.

Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are the first ever indigenous 155 mm x 45 calibre long-range artillery gun.

Dhanush 

  • The gun is equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system.
  • The self-propulsion unit allows the gun to negotiate and deploy itself in mountainous terrains with ease.
  • Dhanush howitzer is an improved version of Bofors guns acquired by India between 1987 and 1991.
  • Dhanush reportedly has a new maximum effective range of 38 kilometres in salvo mode.
  • Dhanush howitzer is capable of firing eight rounds per minutes and needs a crew of six to eight artillerymen.

OFB

It is a family of 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata.

It works under the aegis of Ministry of Defence.

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