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IIT Madras to create India's first 155mm smart ammunition

Utkarsh Classes 06-02-2024
IIT Madras to create India's first 155mm smart ammunition Defence 4 min read

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) will manufacture India's first indigenous 155 smart ammunition. This step of IIT-M will be an important step towards achieving self-reliance in the Indian defense sector.

Partnership with Munitions India Limited:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras has partnered with state-owned defense sector company Munitions India Limited to manufacture 155 smart ammunition.

Achieving better accuracy than 155 mm shells:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras informed on 5 February 2024 that its aim is to develop better ammunition than the current 155 mm shells.
  • This is to achieve self-reliance in the defense sector by developing ammunition with better accuracy than before and also to increase firepower.
  • It will have a circular error probable (CEP) of only 10 meters. Whereas currently the CEP of indigenous ammunition is 500 meters. CEP, circular error probability or circle of equal probability, is a measure of the accuracy of a weapon system in the military science of ballistics.
  • Munitions India is a manufacturer of ammunition and explosives for the armed and paramilitary forces.

Towards self-reliance in Indian defense sector:

  • Professor G.Rajesh, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras and his team of researchers will develop the smart ammunition over a period of two years.
  • Ravi Kant, Chairman and Managing Director, Munitions India, said, this will be a major achievement towards achieving the goal of self-reliant India.

About Munitions India Limited:

  • Munitions India comes under the Ministry of Defence.
  • It is India's largest manufacturer engaged in production, development, testing and marketing of a wide range of ammunition and explosives for all three military and paramilitary forces.

The main features of the products manufactured by it include:

  • Smart ammunition to be launched from 39 and 45 caliber-155 mm artillery guns.
    • Fin-stabilized, canard-controlled, guided shell.
    • Maximum range is 38 km and minimum range is 8 km.
    • 3-Mode Fuze Operation – Point detonation.
    • Detonation height and delayed detonation.
    • Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) guided-GPS backup.
  • The special purpose shell will have roll isolation strategies, canard actuation system, fuze, shell body and warhead as well as guidance, navigation and control systems.
  • The smart projectile will have complex technologies and will use the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System for guidance.

FAQ

Answer:- Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)

Answer:-Indian Institute of Technology Madras has partnered with Munitions India Limited.

Answer:- Munitions India comes under the Indian Defense Ministry.

Answer:- Ravi Kant, the Chairman and Managing Director of Munitions India.
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