South African G6 self-propelled howitzers and other sales prospects bleak for alleged corruption
South Africa G6 155 毫米 wheeled self-propelled howitzer
[According to the French "defense aerospace," January 3, 2011 report] for the South African G6-style “Ruiluo Manchester” (Renoster) 155 mm self-propelled howitzer is concerned, from South Africa Daniel completed in 1999 with export orders signed after Oman, G6 howitzer no longer any new sales records. To equip the South African Defence Force G6 howitzer’s production work has been completed, but the active 43 G6 upgrade and improvement work is still continuing. Although the G6 howitzer (including the T6 turret 155 mm ammunition and related) still intends to continue to develop and actively involved in the international market, but Daniel is facing G6 howitzer sales prospects bleak situation. In addition to the international market continue to emerge out of a variety of similar new products, Daniel’s legal issues with the Indian Ministry of Defense also makes the G6 howitzer almost lost foreign sales of the best time.
2005 In December, the Indian Defense Ministry released a 52-caliber wheeled self-propelled howitzer 155 mm the information needs of the book. Indian officials on Daniel’s gun (single-source contractor) to each gate G6 howitzer unit increased to $ 5.5 million that resentment, because the price of the gun in the international market in general higher than the price of $ 1,780,000. More complex issues of India alleged corruption problem Daniel. In May 2005, the Indian defense minister suspended the talks with Daniel and all the company’s business, wait for the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation for its investigation. Order of suspension and investigation of corruption in Indian Army makes Daniel’s 155-mm self-propelled howitzer project’s future is worrying.
except India, G6 howitzer best sales market has also included Saudi Arabia, but Saudi Arabia is likely to no longer purchase G6. 2006 In July, France Nike Manchester system (the original French ground weapons Industrial Group) has won an export contract, the production 76 “Caesar” artillery system. Although Nike Manchester public procurement system has yet to state these guns, but according to reports in Saudi Arabia National Guard, intends to order 80 “Caesar.” With the purchase of Saudi Arabia, “Caesar” artillery systems, sold to Saudi Arabia, South Africa plans more remote G6 howitzer.
until now as to, Daniel does not have any export sales G6 howitzer or a firm commitment to T6 turret. Once the loss of major export export, G6 howitzer production line is likely to be limited only to produce parts to support ongoing upgrades and improvements. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Liu Jing)