Indian army intends to spend $8 billion purchase South Korean artillery range of more than 40 km data figure: Korean K-9 self-propelled artillery in the original title: India intends to spend $8 billion procurement of Korea improved K-9 self-propelled artillery in new network on January 22, according to China’s national defense science and technology information network reported, Indian defense ministry plans to spend $8 billion procurement of South Korea to develop improved K-9 "lightning" 52 times 155 mm crawler self-propelled howitzer. K-9 "lightning" howitzer rapid firing rate of 3 15 seconds, maximum firing rate is 6 to 8 hair, M107 standard grenade emission maximum range of 18 kilometers, use rocket assisted projectile range of 30 km. In addition, the gun can also launch K307 module loaded ammunition (6 modules), a range of more than 40 km. 2014, the Defense Department of India to restart the army artillery acquisition project, approved the defense acquisition commission to 15 billion 750 million rupees (about 230 million U.S. dollars) to buy 52 door 814 times 155 mm caliber gun. There are reports that over the past 20 years, because of the black list, corruption and a single issue of the bidding company, India has canceled a similar acquisition program 6 times.