Indian Army seeks to buy 307 Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems

The Indian Army has moved a proposal for acquisition of 307 Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) to the Defence Ministry that can be deployed at high altitude areas and fill critical capability gaps.

The proposal worth $1 Billion is expected to be cleared soon, following which orders can be placed. Once inducted, these are likely to be deployed along India’s borders with China and Pakistan.

The ATAGS is an indigenous 155 mm/52 large calibre Gun system developed by DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Tata Advanced Systems and Kalyani Strategic Systems, as a part of the artillery modernisation programme of the Indian Army.

Further, Bharat Forge, Tata Power SED and Advanced Weapons and Equipment India are the manufacturing partners.

 The towed gun system has the capability to program and fire future Long Range Guided Munitions (LRGM) to achieve precision and deep strike.

Besides, the system is configured with an all- electric drive that will ensure maintenance free and reliable operation over longer periods of time.

This artillery development program was part of the Development cum Production Partner programme (DCPP) of DRDO.

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