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Indigenous Artillery Gun Sets New record in Range

Published on September 18, 2017
An indigenous artillery gun, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has set a new world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km.

  • It is being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the private sector 
  • During trial firings at Pokhran ranges, it registered the longest ever distance of 48.074 kms.
  • It surpassed the maximum ranges of 35-40 kms fired by any artillery gun system in this category.

Features of ATAGS

  • ATAGS is a 155mm, 52 calibre towed artillery gun.
  • The features include an all-electric drive, high mobility, quick deployability, auxiliary power mode, advanced communication system, automated command and control system. 
  • It has a six round magazine instead of a standard three round magazine. 
  • It weighs slightly more than normal due to the larger chamber.

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