Is Advance Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) Better Than Bofors Gun? | Watch DRDO’s ATAGS In Action

NationalDefence Bureau,
New Delhi, 24 January 2017

The Advance Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is an indigenous weapon system developed by DRDO under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make In India’ initiative. Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a Pune based premiere R&D establishment of DRDO is the nodal agency for the design and development of ATAGS with the industry partners viz. Bharat Forge Limited and Tata Power SED.

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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 of 52 calibre Gun Barrel with Breech mechanism, Muzzle Brake and Recoil System has been designed and developed to fire the 155 mm calibre ammunition held by Army with enhanced range, accuracy and precision as well as greater fire power.

The system is configured with All Electric Drive technology for the first time in the world that will ensure maintenance free and reliable operations over longer period of time.

DRDO is showcasing ATAGS gun in Republic Day Parade 2017 as its proud achievement.

Watch the ATAGS in action and full details with visuals explained by Pravin Kumar Mehta, Outstanding Scientist and DG, Armament & Combat Engg (ACE), ARDE, DRDO at video url:

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