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Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande to hold talks on Upgraded Extended Range M777 Ultra Light Howitzer on his upcoming US Visit

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Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande to hold talks on Upgraded Extended Range M777 Ultra Light Howitzer on his upcoming US Visit
This is the conventional M777 as displayed by BAE Systems this week at Defexpo 2016 in India. (Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update)

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande to hold talks on Upgraded Extended Range M777 Ultra Light Howitzer on his upcoming US VisitThis is the conventional M777 as displayed by BAE Systems this week at Defexpo 2016 in India. The cannon is one of few forerunners in a competition to sell towed artillery to India. BAE is teamed with Mahindra to carry out the production in India. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-Update

General Manoj Pande, the esteemed Chief of the Indian Army, is set to embark on a pivotal three-day journey to the United States, commencing tomorrow. This diplomatic voyage places paramount importance on bolstering defense initiatives between the two nations, with a significant focus on enhancing the capabilities of the M777 ultra-lightweight howitzer.

India currently operates the 155mm 39 caliber towed gun variant of the M777. However, discussions are ripe regarding a substantial upgrade, aiming to propel the howitzer’s effectiveness to greater heights. BAE Systems, the proficient manufacturer behind the M777, has confirmed ongoing dialogues, recognizing the promising prospects of introducing a 155mm 52 caliber enhancement.

The proposed upgrade entails the provision of an extended-range capability as a modular kit. This innovative approach facilitates the seamless modification of existing M777 units, eliminating the necessity for a comprehensive fleet-wide replacement. Such flexibility not only ensures cost-effectiveness but also empowers India to swiftly upgrade specific units, tailored to meet dynamic battlefield requirements.

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An M777 howitzer deployed at a forward location in Arunachal Pradesh’s Bum La sector. (Rahul Singh/HT PHOTO.)

Aligning with India’s overarching modernization endeavors, the extension of the M777’s range signifies a concerted effort towards a more agile and potent armed force. A heightened range not only augments artillery firepower but also enhances precision, presenting a formidable tactical advantage across varied terrains and distant targets.

The prospective upgrade of the M777 epitomizes the burgeoning defense collaboration between India and the United States. Both nations, driven by shared strategic interests, are steadfast in fortifying their military capabilities through collaborative endeavors such as joint exercises, technology transfers, and co-development initiatives. General Pande’s imminent visit serves as an instrumental platform to propel such collaborative ventures forward, thereby fostering regional stability and security.

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