Army gets upgraded 155mm artillery gun – Sharang

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News:The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over Sharang,an artillery gun to the Indian Army.

Facts:

About Sharang:

  • Artillery is a class of heavy military ranged weapons built to launch munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry firearms.
  • Sharang is an indigenously upgraded 155 mm calibre artillery gun.
  • The hitting range of the gun system has also been increased from 12km to 39 km.

Additional information:

About Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

  • Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) is the oldest and largest industrial setup which functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence.
  • It is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a comprehensive product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems.