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Army’s new Howitzer damaged in test firing

DNDEL9392 | 9/13/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :265 | India

The M-777 is the first US artillery gun to be imported since Bofors

The Army’s new M-777 Howitzer -- manufactured in the United States -- the first artillery gun to be imported after Bofors, got damaged during its test firing in Pokhran.
The gun was firing Indian ammunition on September 2 when the shell exited the barrel leaving it damaged. This comes as a big setback to the Indian Army that is set to procure 145 of these guns as this accident might delay the process.
“The barrel of the gun has been damaged to such an extent that it needs to be assessed by a joint investigation team,” army sources said.
The test firing has been put on hold, and will commence after a proper analysis is carried out by the investigation team. The ultra light Howitzer artillery guns used by US forces in Afghanis
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