Pune-based Indian multinational company Bharat Forge Ltd. launched one of its kind indigenous Multi-terrain Artillery Gun (MArG) 155 – BR at the hands of Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh in the presence of Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
In line with the Government’s Make-in-India and Atmanibhar Bharat Mission, Bharat Forge has been making great strides to create defence solutions with high-end technology and advanced manufacturing techniques with the objective to design, develop and manufacture state-of-the-art weapon systems for the Indian Defence Forces.
“The Made-In-India Multi-terrain Artillery Gun (MArG) 155 – BR is the only 155mm 39 calibre gun system mounted on 4×4 HMV in the world,” a press statement from Bharat Forge said. The vehicle weighs 18 ton and has the capability to be deployed even in mountain regions. The gun system is equipped with shoot and scoot capability, providing advanced technical performance and high integration.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd., Baba N. Kalyani said, “The path breaking vision of the Prime Minister to make India a self-reliant nation has awakened the spirits and highlighted the importance of the indigenous capabilities of the Indian defence industry. MArG 155 – BR is our endeavour to develop advanced artillery gun defence systems in India. We are grateful for the cooperation, guidance and inspiration provided to us by the Indian Defence Forces to create best-in-class defence solutions made to face futuristic challenges. We are committed to the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and will continue to help India become a global defence hub by developing defence capabilities not just for our nation but for the world.”
The statement further said, “With decades of metallurgical know how, manufacturing prowess and innovation driven solution providing capability, Bharat Forge has aggressively scaled up its role during the last two decades in strategic sectors of defence, aerospace and nuclear.”
Under Make-in India, the organization has partnered with leading defence companies all over the world to address, design and cater to the requirements of the Indian defence sector. The company is set to take giant leaps and make significant contributions to indigenise the Indian defence sector while helping India achieve the dream of self-reliance.
About MArG 155 – BR:
- Only 155mm 39 caliber gun system mounted on 4×4 HMV in the world
- Gradient negotiation: 30 (go anywhere gun)
- Shoot and scoot capability
- All up weight: 18 ton
- Capable of firing complete NATO standard and in service ammunition
- On board ammunition carrying capacity: 18 rounds with Zone 5
- Coming into action time: 1.5 minute in day and 2 minute in night
Elevation and Traverse-
Elevation: -2 to + 72
Traverse: 25 to Right & Left
Rate of Fire-
Burst Rate: 3 rounds in 30 sec
Intense Rate: 12 rounds in 3 min
Sustained Rate: 42 rounds in 60 min