NEW DELHI, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Indian Army Thursday received two new artillery gun systems from the United States, local media reports said.
The M-777 ultra-light howitzers arrived in India as part of 145-gun order sealed in a government-to-government deal with the United States for 700 million U.S. dollars.
"The air portable 155 mm, 39-calibre gun will have a maximum range of 30 km and will be used to shore up defenses in high-altitude areas," a report in New Delhi based English news channel NDTV said.
"In all, the military will import 25 M-777s directly from BAE systems, the manufacturer of the guns. The rest will be assembled in India in collaboration with Mahindra Defence Systems," the report added.
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