Dhanush artillery gun clear final trials | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Dhanush artillery gun clear final trials

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Artillery gun Dhanush has successfully completed final user trials and is ready for induction into the Army.
According to an official source, Dhanush is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun procured by India in the mid-1980s. This was the third and final phase of user exploitation firings in which six Dhanush guns were fired in battery formation from May 31 to June 7, 2018 at the Pokhran field firing range. A total of 301 rounds were fired from the six guns, including burst fire. The first phase of trials were conducted between July and September 2016 at the Pokhran and Babina ranges and the second phase was conducted between October and December 2016 at the Siachen base camp with three guns. A total of 1,520 rounds have been fired in all the three phases. During the trials, the guns travelled extensively in towed/ self-propelled mode in desert and high-altitude terrains with each gun clocking over 1,000 km demonstrating their mobility.

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