Dhanush,India’s first indigenous long-range artillery gun

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News:The Dhanush gun system was showcased for the first time at the 71st Republic Day parade.

Facts:

About Dhanush:

  • Dhanush is the first indigenous long-range artillery gun developed by Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) and manufactured by the Gun Carriage Factory.
  • The gun is a 155 mm-45 caliber gun with a maximum range of 36.5 km and the capability of automatic alignment and positioning.
  • It is equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, onboard ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system.

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.