Thursday, February 21, 2013

IDEX: gun Trajan unveiled

Prospects force, attention focused on the VBCI and the UAE Leclerc Azur stand Nexter, but the French group showed for the first time artillery system Trajan 155 mm / 52 caliber real. Recall that Trajan is the canon of Caesar removed from its holder and is towed. In the lower part of the Nexter has taken TRF1 (serving in the French army), or more precisely an evolution. A prototype was developed and qualified late 90s. This impressive Trajan towed gun was adapted to the needs of India in partnership with India's Larsen & Toubro, which produce local system through an extensive technology transfer. Trajan facing Franco-Indian, one competitor, the Israeli Elbit, which announced a few days ago the creation of a joint venture with Bharat Forge, to place its gun Athos. For the record, the Indian tender for nearly 1,500 pieces of 155mm, testing should begin this summer to last a year. Served by a crew of six servants, the Trajan can shoot 6 rounds per minute (automatic loading) to more than 40 km. Motorized, it can move only 10 km / h or 80 km / h when it is towed.

To read the article FOB on the tender in India Indian Nexter

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