Dhanush artillery gun clears final test, ready for induction

Dhanush artillery gun clears final test, ready for induction: official


Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | indigenization of technology & developing new technology

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Dhanush artillery gun

Mains level: Army’s need for new types of equipment and their development in India


Final tests for Dhanush

  1. India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun “Dhanush” has passed its final test at Pokhran
  2. It is now ready for its induction into the Army

About Dhanush

  1. Dhanush is a 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun and is also called the “desi Bofors”
  2. It has a strike range of 38 kilometres and 81 percent of its components are indigenously sourced
  3. It has features like electronic gun-laying and sighting systems
  4. The gun has passed tests under severe cold conditions in Sikkim and Leh and in hot and humid weather in Balasore, Odisha, Babina in Jhansi and in the desert of Pokhran in Rajasthan
  5. The gun has been developed by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Kolkata
  6. It is manufactured by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF)
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