India, 21 October 2022: Kalyani Group’s MGS 8X8 HMV was unveiled today by Dr. Samir V Kamat, Secretary R&D and Chairman Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) at the Defence Expo 2022.
The MGS 8×8 is a 155mm/52cal Mounted Artillery Gun System, the only artillery gun in the world with the capability of firing from Zone 1 to Zone 7. With a diverse operating temperature range and capability to fire in extreme diverse weather conditions of – 4 to 45 degrees.
The gun comes equipped with quick shoot and scoot capability with a high degree of accuracy and consistency. The 8×8 has a high chamber volume of 25 litres, with future provision of up gunning.
Key Modern Features of the MGS 8X8
· Auto loading and positioning system
· Automatic Ammunition Handling system
· Auto Laying
· Safety interlocks and redundancy systems
· All Electric drives ensuring least maintainability and failures
· Muzzle Velocity Radar