‘Bulk production of ‘Dhanush’ to strengthen nation’s security soon’
“JABALPUR is the only city in the world which has the most advanced artillery expertise to develop world class weapons. Collaboration of efficiency and skills in Jabalpur based defence establishments, Gun Carriage Factory, Central Ordnance Depot, 506 Army Base Workshop, Controller Quality Assurance (Weapons) is unmatchable in the world. Efficiency of state-of-art Dhanush gun can be imagined by the export order of its barrels placed by Bofors Company, Sweden, for its own research and development.
Dhanush Gun system being manufactured in GCF Jabalpur is best gun in the world for its longest range and finest accuracy which has successfully accomplished Inspection Note to start its bulk production to strengthen national security,” said Hari Mohan, Member (Weapon, Vehicle and Electronics), Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata.
OFB member Hari Mohan informed this while talking to the mediapersons after Inspection Note handing over ceremony at GCF on Friday. He informed that the Indian Army has requirement of total 414 guns and it has already placed order for production of 114 guns in next three years. GCF has successfully handed over six guns and six are ready for dispatch. Efforts are being made to provide 18 guns in next one year in the first phase. Handing over of Inspection Note as quality certification from Director General Quality Assurance (DGQA) will bring pace in bulk production of Dhanush. The 45-calibre/155-mm Dhanush Gun has longest firing range upto 38-kilometres with electronic control system to improve its response time of firing 6 rounds in a minute and ballistic computer system to enhance high level firing accuracy. GCF has acquired new machineries and developing new production units to ensure bulk production of Dhanush Gun in near future. Successful development of state-of-art gun system is a major achievement of Ordnance Factory Board and Ministry of Defence to strengthen artillery power the Indian Army for national security.
Dhanush gun gets quality certification from DGQA ::
INDIGENOUSLY developed Dhanush Gun system finally accorded quality certification from Director General Quality Assurance (DGQA) to kickstart its bulk production on Friday. DGQA handed over the Inspection Note to Gun Carriage Factory in a graceful ceremony at Dhanush Production Unit, GCF.
Ordnance Factory Board member Hari Mohan and Gun Carriage Factory, General Manager, Rajnish Johri received the Inspection Note from DGQA after inaugurating bulk production of Dhanush Gun amidst changing of ritual rhymes.
On the occasion, Gun Carriage Factory, General Manager, Bangotra, CQA(W), Controller Brigadier, Ravi Bharadwaj, SQA(O) Colonel Gupta, 506, Officer in-charge, Rao, Finance Controller, Choudhary, AGM, Randhir Sinha, R K Pandey, D C Shrivastava and employees and representatives of employees’ unions and associations were specially present. AGM Ranbir Sinha and Rajbhasha Officer Anupam Sinha convened the programme and informed about the ceremony.
Addressing the programme, OFB member Hari Mohan termed the quality certification of Dhanush-155 has biggest milestone for GCF, Central Ordnance Depot, 506 Army Base Workshop and other agencies involved in successful development of Dhanush Gun system. He congratulated the Team Dhanush for 10 years’ rigorous research and development in developing most advanced gun system. He applauded work culture and collaborative efforts made by different defence establishments include GCF, DGQA, DDRT, 506 Army Base Workshop, COD Jabalpur, Proof Range as an ideal team work to make the country proud on state-of-art gun.
The achievement has synergized the entire defence production mechanism to continue the production of most advanced defence products in future. Speaking on the occasion, GCF, General Manager, Rajnish Johri detailed about challenges faced by GCF and other concerned departments in indigenous production of Dhanush Gun system and expressed gratitude towards all the officers, employees and other defence establishments for achieving the complicated task.
Source:- The Hitavada