19 May 2017

News Story: Indian army gets first artillery guns from U.S.

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.

Read the full story at Xinhua