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DRDO successfully tests New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System


The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducted proof firing tests of Armament system for 155 mm x 52 calibre New Advanced Towed Artillery Artillery Gun System (ATAGS). 
•    The tests were conducted as part of technical trials at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) in Balasore, Odisha. 
•    ATAGS is fully indigenously built towed artillery gun system undertaken in mission mode by DRDO as a part of artillery modernisation programme of Indian Army. 
•    Pune based Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) is the nodal laboratory of DRDO for design and development of ATAGS along with collaboration of other DRDO laboratories. 
•    The Armament system of ATAGS mainly comprises a barrel, muzzle brake, breech mechanism and recoil mechanism to fire 155 mm calibre ammunitions.
•    It has a longer firing range of 40 Kms with accuracy and precision and provides greater fire power. It is also has night firing capability in direct fire mode. 
•    ATAGS has been configured with all electric drive in order to ensure maintenance free and reliable operation over a longer period of time.