Upgraded Sharang Artillery Gun Successfully Test-Fired
Indian Army’s firepower to get a big boost as per the recent announcement from the Programme Coordinator of Sharang, Brigadier Jayant Kar, the first batch of 18 indigenously upgraded ‘Sharang’ artillery guns are to be inducted into the Army by March 31, 2020. The announcement was made following the successful test of the upgraded 155 mm artillery gun Sharang was conducted on Tuesday, 21st January 2020 at the Ordinance Factory Khamaria in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The test-fire was conducted at the Long Proof Range (LPR).
The barrel of the indigenously designed gun has been upgraded from 130 mm to 155 mm. As a result, the hitting range of the gun has been increased by 12 km kilometres, to 39 kilometres. The Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) in Jabalpur was been awarded the global contract for upgrading the Sharang artillery gun, and the project was done with the help of ordnance factories, Indian Army and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).