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M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzers: All You Need To Know

Indian Army fired the American-origin Excalibur guided long-range artillery ammunition from the M-777 ultra-light howitzers in the Pokhran firing ranges. The ammunition can be busted in the air as well as after its penetration into bunker-type structures by using its different fuses. The Army has also started inducting the US-made M-777 ultra-light howitzers which can be used for firing the Excalibur ammunition. The M777 ultra-light howitzers were inducted into the Indian Army along with the K-9 Vajra and Dhanush howitzers at Deolali near Nashik. The M777 Howitzers are planned to be used mainly for warfare in mountainous terrains only due to their lightweight and ability to be airdropped by the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in the high altitude areas in the Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Take a look at full bulletin. 

Updated : 10 December 2019, 07:41 PM