Indigenously upgraded Sharang 155 mm gun system was successfully test-fired at the Long Proof Range (LPR) firing range of Khamaria in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. The firepower of this high calibre gun, which is also the countryâ€™s largest indigenous gun, has been increased to 39 km.
As part of the Narendra Modi governmentâ€™s â€˜Make in Indiaâ€™ initiative, the indigenously-designed towed 155 mm/45 calibre artillery gun Sharang will soon be supplied to the Indian Army from Gun Carriage Factory and Ordnance Factory, Kanpur.
The induction of Sharang will bolster the Armyâ€™s combat abilities along the lines of the â€˜Soltam-155â€™ guns manufactured by Russia. The weapon has been upgraded successfully from its previous specification of 130 mm to 155 mm.