As the Indian Army begins an official probe
into the mysterious leak
of its classified M777 ultra-light howitzer field evaluation trial report, across the world the gun is positively booming. According to a BAE Systems statement today, "An order for 46 M777 howitzers from the U.S. Department of Defense takes the total number of guns ordered to 1001."
Seemingly refuting reports that the M777 failed certain trial parameters
in India, Mike Smith, managing director of BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems Weapons business said, ""M777 has passed every development and operational test in vital areas such as accuracy, consistency, operational flexibility and mobility. There is no other modern howitzer which has been subjected to such rigorous examination, or been engaged in such unrelenting operational usage and regular deployment by airborne assets."
Photo / BAE Systems
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