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India has successfully conducted the trials of the indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System(ATAGS).
What is the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System(ATAGS)?
ATAGS is a large calibre Gun system with the capability to program and fire future Long-Range Guided Munitions (LRGM) to achieve precision and deep strike.
Developed for: Indian Army.
Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Forge and Tata Power SED.
Features of ATAGS
Range: It consists of a barrel, breech mechanism, muzzle brake and recoil mechanism to fire 155 mm calibre ammunition with a firing range of 48 kilometres.
Maintainance Free: The system is configured with an all-electric drive that will ensure maintenance-free and reliable operation over long periods of time.
Advanced Features: It is integrated with advanced features like high mobility, quick deployability, auxiliary power mode, automatic command and control system and an advanced communication system with night vision capability in direct-fire mode.
Firing Capability: It can fire three rounds in 15 seconds in burst mode, and as many as 60 rounds in 60 minutes in sustained mode.
Source: The post is based on the article “Indigenous towed artillery guns complete firing trials, paving way for induction into army” published in TOI on 2nd May 2022.