- The ATAGS gun has a high chamber volume of 25 litres so that it can be upgunned and used with longer-range ammunition.
- The ATAGS also passed its tests in Sikkim, which is more than 13,000 feet above sea level.
In a major acquisition proposal to the Ministry of Defense, the Indian Army wants to buy 307 Advanced Towed Artillery Guns Systems (ATAGS). The Cabinet Committee on Security is likely to agree with the plan soon.
The Indian Army is ordering the ATAGS for the first time. It was made in India by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). According to reports, the Army’s plan for 307 ATAGS is worth about $1 Billion.
The howitzers made by the DRDO are a part of the Indian Army’s plan to update its artillery. The ATAGS is thought to be the best howitzer in its class, according to reports.
What are ATAGS?
The Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune of DRDO designed and built the 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzers that make up the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS).
The main parts of the ATAGS Armament System are the barrel, the breech mechanism, the muzzle brake, and the recoil mechanism. These parts let the Indian Army fire 155 mm calibre ammunition with more range, accuracy, and precision.
What makes the ATAGS special?
ATAGS has an all-electric drive system to make sure it works well and for a long time. The system can fire up to 50 kilometres away and has high mobility, quick deployment, an auxiliary power mode, an advanced communication system, an automatic command and control system, and the ability to fire at night in direct fire mode.
The ATAGS gun has a high chamber volume of 25 litres so that it can be upgunned and used with longer-range ammunition.
Also fit for High Altitude
The ATAGS also passed its tests in Sikkim, which is more than 13,000 feet above sea level. This showed that it works in high-altitude areas. The system fired and went more than 500 km in an area with a high altitude of up to 15,400 feet.
ATAGS was made by companies like Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Bharat Forge Ltd., as well as others in the industry.
The fact that ATAGS was made at the right time shows how good India’s defence industry is. India’s strong commitment to improving national security is also shown by the fact that it has made its own cutting-edge defence equipment.