The Ordnance Factory Board has delivered the first six indigenously built Dhanush artillery guns to the Army.This is the first of the 114 guns ordered by the Indian army.
Dhanush is the first indigenously built 155 mm x 45 calibre long-range artillery gun with strike range of 38 kilometres.Further,they are improved version of Bofors guns acquired by India between 1987 and 1991.
Dhanush is a versatile weapon that can operate in all climatic conditions. The gun is equipped with (a)inertial navigation-based sighting system, (b)auto-laying facility (c)on-board ballistic computation and (d)advanced day-night direct firing system.The self-propulsion unit allows the gun to negotiate and deploy itself in mountainous terrain with ease.
Dhanush is a joint effort by the OFB,the Army,Defence Research and Development Organisation,Directorate General Quality Assurance,PSUs Bharat Electronics Limited,SAIL and private firms.