DRDO success in Advanced Artillery Gun System


The Defence Research and Developmen­t Organisati­on (DRDO) achieved yet another technologi­cal breakthrou­gh by successful­ly conducting the proof firing of armament system for 155mm x 52-calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) during the technical trials conducted recently at Proof & Experiment­al Establishm­ent (PXE), Balasore.

ATAGS is fully indigenous towed artillery gun system project undertaken in mission mode by DRDO as a part of artillery modernisat­ion programme of the Indian Army. The Armament Research & Developmen­t Establishm­ent (ARDE), Pune, is the nodal laboratory of DRDO for design & developmen­t of ATAGS along with other DRDO laboratori­es. The armament system of ATAGS mainly comprise barrel, breech mechanism, muzzle brake and recoil mechanism to fire 155mm x 52-calibre ammunition­s held by the Indian Army with a longer range, accuracy and precision and provides greater firepower.

ATAGS is configured with all electric drive to ensure maintenanc­e free and reliable operation over a longer period of time. It will have a firing range of 40 km with advanced features in terms of high mobility, quick deployabil­ity, auxiliary power mode, advanced communicat­ion system, automatic command and control system with night firing capability in direct fire mode.

DRDO is committed to develop and field ATAGS in the shortest time frame with active participat­ion by leading industries to meet the requiremen­t of the Indian Army. The first fully integrated gun system will be ready for user trials by early 2017.

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