Big tender in India to replace 105mm light field guns with new towed and wheeled artillery systems 2
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|Sunday, November 23, 2014 03:06 PM|
|Big tender in India to replace 105mm light field guns with new towed and wheeled artillery systems|
India on Saturday, November 22, 2014, invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal. The bid for 814 mounted guns is the first big artillery tender in nearly three decades since the scandal-hit Swedish Bofors guns deal in 1987.
105mm Light Field Gun of Indian Army
The Indian army's ambitious artillery modernisation programme has been derailed several times in the past, but fresh thrust has now been given to the hunt for new guns.
The high-value bid comes as India seeks to replace its old 105mm light field guns with a mix of towed, mounted and wheeled artillery.