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.
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.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.