In a significant development for India’s defense industry, Bharat Forge, a leading Indian manufacturer of artillery systems, has confirmed that the MArG 155 wheeled self-propelled howitzers it recently showcased are destined for Armenia. This marks a major milestone in India’s efforts to export its indigenous defense equipment to international partners.
The deal with Armenia builds upon a growing strategic partnership between the two nations, with India emerging as a key supplier of defense equipment to Armenia. In 2020, Armenia acquired four Swathi mobile radar units from India, and in September 2022, a $245 million contract was signed for the purchase of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, anti-tank rockets, and various types of ammunition.
The MArG 155mm / 39 cal – BR represents a cutting-edge artillery system, embodying power, precision, and mobility. Equipped with a 155mm 39 caliber gun and a 4 x 4 wheeled chassis, it offers exceptional all-terrain maneuverability. Its ability to negotiate gradients up to 30° and its “shoot and scoot” capability make it a versatile and formidable weapon in modern combat scenarios.
This export agreement not only strengthens India’s defense ties with Armenia but also showcases the country’s growing capabilities in producing advanced artillery systems. As India’s defense industry continues to mature, it is poised to play an increasingly important role in the global arms market.