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After minor hiccups, indigenous artillery gun is ready to fire again

Sanctioned in September 2012, the ATAGS gun first fired in December 2016, taking just four years in development

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Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System demonstrated it was a world-class gun, consistently exceeding the ranges the army demanded

Ajai Shukla ARDE/Pune
Until April, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) was well on track to be inducted into service as an indigenous solution to the artillery’s requirement of thousands of 155 millimetre (mm) guns.

Sanctioned in September 2012, the ATAGS gun first fired in December 2016, taking just four years in development. In subsequent firing trials, the ATAGS demonstrated it was a world-class gun, consistently exceeding the ranges the army demanded.

The gun is unique in its ability to fire a five-round burst, while no other contemporary gun exceeds three-round bursts. This brings down a greater quantity of explosive onto the

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First Published: Nov 13 2020 | 6:10 AM IST

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