Indigenous Dhanush Artillery Gun at the Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Jabalpur

Indigenously-developed 155 mm 'Dhanush' artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF).

The gun, a towed howitzer with a strike range of 38 km, has been developed by Ordnance Factory Board.

India’s long-range artillery gun Dhanush last year successfully passed its final test in tough circumstances.

"BEING one of the oldest weapon manufacturing units in the country, Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Jabalpur has proved its mettle with indigenous development of world’s longest firing ‘Dhanush-155 gun. Along with Dhanush, GCF is also developing some new guns of variant uses with rigorous research and development works. Pride of Jabalpur, Dhanush Gun will be serving the nation for a long time to come,” informed Senior General Manager of Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur S K Singh, while addressing a press conference. The 114-year-old GCF has now unmatched expertise in indigenous production of weapons to strengthen armed forces on national borders. Indigenous artillery gun will take India out of perpetual import and foreign dependency for artillery gun.

Indigenous content of ‘Dhanush-155 gun, world’s longest firing, is more than 90 per cent and efforts are being made to reach indigenisation level of 95 per cent by 2019. Dhanush has successfully completed winter trials at Sikkim and Leh, summer trials at Pokharan besides firing demonstration at PXE Balasore and Babina range, Jhansi. Dhanush has build confidence among Indian industries and DRDO that 155 mm gun system with all complexities and intricacies can be developed and produced in India.

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