Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

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advanced towed artillery gun system (atags)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System – ATAGS is a fully indigenous towed artillery gun system.

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is an indigenous weapon system developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) with industry partners namely Bharat Forge Limited and Tata Power

Features of  Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System – ATAGS has excellent accuracy, consistency, mobility, reliability and automation and is capable of achieving 47-plus-km range.

The armament system of the ATAGS which comprises 52-calibre gun barrel with breech mechanism, muzzle brake and recoil system has been designed and developed to fire the 155mm calibre ammunitions held by the Army with enhanced range, accuracy and precision as well as greater firepower.

The system is configured with all electric drive technology for the first time in the world that will ensure maintenance free and reliable operation over longer periods of time.

ATAGS is a fully indigenous towed artillery gun system project undertaken by DRDO.
 The making of this 155 mm x 52 calibre artillery gun has been one of biggest projects of the DRDO lately.
One of the key attractions of the contingent will be the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), an indigenous howitzer, for which the ARDE has been the nodal agency.

It will have a firing range of 40 kilometres with advanced features.

What is unique about the ATAGS is its six round magazine as compared to three round magazines available all over the world in artillery guns.

 

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