Saturday, January 16, 2021

Indian Army Tests Arguably The Worlds Best Howitzers Artillery Guns – K9-Vajra

The Indian Army successfully test-fired K9-Vajra Howitzer Artillery Guns which many would argue are the world’s best artillery guns. The indigenous K9-Vajra-T long-range artillery guns hit the target at Pokhran Field Firing Range in Jaisalmer district. The K9-Vajra-T is a variant of the South Korean K9-Thunder, which is considered to be the world’s best 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled Howitzer.

As per reports in Indian Media, six rounds were fired successfully from Howitzer on Wednesday and on Thursday, again six rounds were fired after the 13 modifications were done in the gun. Earlier, the trials were done in the same Pokhran Field Firing Range two weeks ago, on September 13 this year, and now again the trials have started.

The gun has been developed by Larsen and Toubro (L&T). The artillery gun has an advanced system for detection of chemical & nuclear weapons, which has GPS and navigation system and automatic MO loading system.

The Howitzer is particularly designed for desert areas bordering Pakistan. Artillery of Indian army will soon get total 100 indigenous guns K9-Vajra-T 155mm/52 calibre, to deal with the new challenges posed by China and Pakistan.

The Vajra, a 155mm Howitzer, was ordered by the Indian army in April 2017, after a global competition was won by Larsen and Toubro. The guns are being made in India with a collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea with an initial order of 100, which is valued at Rs 4500 crore.

The gun will be deployed along the western border to give an edge over the Pakistani battlefield in mobile artillery. The weight of Howitzer is about 45 Tonnes. The speed of the gun movement is 60-70 km/hour.

The source said that K9-Vajra-T tracked self-propelled Howitzer, meets the specifications of 21st-century warfare. The Howitzer is capable of proving deep fire support with its longer firing range, has qualitative supremacy to overcome a numerical deficiency, with its higher rate of fire and accuracy, along with effective and reliable fire support in all kinds of conditions, with its higher mobility and protection. There is a special system known as MRSI (Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact) which fires three rounds in 15 seconds.

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