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Chinook - M777 howitzer UPSC NOTE

 Strengthening Defences in Arunachal Pradesh:

  • The Indian Army has enhanced its defensive capabilities and firepower along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in the Tawang sector.

  • Recently, the Army has extended this reinforcement to other parts of Arunachal Pradesh, deploying its entire arsenal range, including advanced firearms and M777 ultra light howitzers.

  • The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem-rotor helicopter originally developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and now manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space & Security. 

  • The Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter that is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters

  • The CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopters have emerged as pivotal assets, significantly augmenting the Army's logistical capabilities.

  • These helicopters are capable of transporting heavy loads, such as the M777 howitzers, and accessing remote posts that are air maintained.

  • The induction of M777 ultra light howitzers provides the Army with significant flexibility in terms of long-range firepower.

  • These howitzers can be transported underslung beneath Chinook helicopters, facilitating rapid deployment to strategic locations.

  • It is used by the ground forces of Australia, Canada, Colombia, India, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and the United States. 

  • It was first used in combat during the War in Afghanistan.

  • Origin : UK

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