Artillery mounts (self propelled artillery, and towed artillery
While Pakistan has more attack helicopters, 49, and self-propeller artillery, 307, and India only has 15 and 190, accordingly, according to Global Firepower, India has 4,426 combat tanks, 3,147 armoured fighting vehicles, 4,158 towed artillery
and 266 rocket projectors, which is significantly more that Pakistan's 2,182 combat tanks 2,604 armoured fighting vehicles, 1,240 158 towed artillery
and 144 rocket projectors.
The DRDO chairman listed the Advanced Towed Artillery
Guns, Nag anti-tank guided missiles for the Army, SONAR and heavy-weight torpedoes for the Navy along with the Akash air defence missile systems which would be used by both the Air Force and the Army for protecting the Indian air space.
As regards land systems, India will unveil its 155mm Advanced Towed Artillery
Gun (ATAG) at the event.
Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) has many inherent advantages over towed artillery
. These include its greater tactical mobility, the ability to provide protection to the crew, the carriage of onboard ammunition, and the possibility for automation of all firing functions.
The Fire Control Repairer Course trains nearly 130 Marines each year on laser range finding, diagnostic test sets, fire control devices for towed artillery
, and infrared observation devices.
According to Global Firepower, South Sudan has an active arms stockpile of 110 battle tanks, 250 armoured fighting vehicles, 25 self-propelled guns, 25 towed artillery
, 15 multi-launch rocket system, 9 helicopters and 210,000 active soldiers.
2.3.2 Towed artillery
systems expected to constitute the second largest segment
* In terms of segments, self propelled artillery, towed artillery
and other artillery systems are expected to be the top three segments in the global artillery systems market over the forecast period: the self propelled artillery segment is expected to account for 51% of the total market, the towed artillery
segment is estimated to comprise 35%, the other artillery systems segment will represent 8% and the mortar systems segment is estimated to account for 6% of the market
On land, China has 9,150 tanks, 4,788 armored fighting vehicles, 1,750 self-propelled guns, 6,246 towed artillery
, and 1,770 multiple-launch rocket system.
Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL towed artillery
piece, it said.