The advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is about to undergo “winter trials” by the indian army


The indian Army will soon begin the testing of an indigenously-developed artillery system, Which is the best in its class within the planet with a record-breaking strike range of 48-km. If ATAGS passes muster, it can fulfil indian Army’s requirement for 1,580 towed artillery guns worth Rs 25,000 crore.
The advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is about to undergo “winter trials” by the indian army in Sikkim in January and February,This will be the final winter/High altitude trial of ATAGS, which can be followed by the “mobility trials” then the “summer trials” in between May and June.
With the event of ATAGS, which has Bharat Forge (Kalyani Group) and Tata Advanced Systems because the assembly partners, DRDO officials contend the military has no need to import such guns from Israel or other countries.
But the military says the indigenous guns will got to first prove their worth within the forthcoming user trials. The force features a parallel project stuck within the ultimate stages to accumulate 400 Athos towed gun systems for Rs 5,147 crore from Israeli firm Elbit Systems, which was originally imagined to be followed by the domestic production of another 1,180 guns along side the Ordnance Factory Board. The Israeli made ATHOS gun had emerged as L-1 bidder a year ago beating the French one from Nexter Systems after trials.
Amidst this wrangling, the user-trials of the indigenous ATAGS delayed due to barrel brust while testing it in Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan, which also injured four associated personnel with the testing in September.
“It was most likely thanks to defective ammunition. There was no issue with the barrel. Over More than 2,000 rounds have already been fired successfully from the ATAGS during high-altitude trials in Sikkim and then in Pokhran during the hot weather trial,”
“Further tests are currently underway at the Proof and Experimental Establishment range at Balasore , Odisha. Why should the military import such guns if how better indigenous option with a extended 48-km range is available? while Other guns have a strike range of 40 to 45-km


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