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Defexpo 2018: OFB showcases 155 mm/52 calibre Mounted Gun System

19 April 2018
The Ordnance Factory Board has partnered with Bharat Earth Movers Limited to develop the 155 mm/52 calibre Mounted Gun System. Source: IHS Markit/Akshara Parakala

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has exhibited a new variant of the Mounted Gun System (MGS) armed with the Dhanush 155 mm/52 calibre gun at Defexpo 2018, which is being held in Chennai.

The indigenously developed MGS is the result of a two-year joint effort between OFB and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to meet an Indian Army requirement of 814 MGS systems, with trials expecting to commence by the end of April.

The MGS is based on an 8x8 Tatra truck produced by BEML, which can attain maximum cross-country and road speeds of 30 km/h and 80 km/h respectively, with an unrefuelled cruising range of 1,000 km.

Main armament comprises the Dhanush 155 mm/52 calibre gun with a range of approximately 42 km.

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