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  • 16 August, 2022

  • 5 Min Read

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

An indigenously created howitzer called ATAG took part in a 21-gun salute on July 4 at the Red Fort.

About the ATAGS

  • An indigenous 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzer gun is called the ATAGS.
  • The name "howitzers" refers to a group of long-range artillery guns.
  • The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a unit of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) with a location in Pune, is the key agency for its development.
  • In order to replace outdated guns currently in use by the Indian Army with a cutting-edge 155 mm artillery cannon, DRDO launched the ATAGS project in 2013.


  • The 155 mm calibre ammunition owned by the Army may be fired with a longer range, more accuracy, and more firepower using the ATAGS's armament system, which primarily consists of a barrel, breech mechanism, muzzle brake, and recoil mechanism.
  • To provide reliable operation over a longer period of time and no maintenance, the ATAGS is designed with an all-electric drive.
  • It includes sophisticated features like night firing capabilities in direct fire mode, high mobility, quick deployability, auxiliary power mode, advanced communication system, and automatic command and control system.
  • For technical fire control, fire planning, deployment management, and operational logistics management of the Army, the specialized gun system is compatible with C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) systems like the Artillery Combat Command and Control System (ACCCS) called Shakti.

Future Role:

  • The former Ordnance Factory Board's Howitzer Dhanush is being developed for Advanced Weapons and Equipment India at the same time that ATAGS is being developed by the DRDO.
  • The Army and the Ministry of Defense approved the bulk manufacture of 114 Dhanush in 2019.
  • Older artillery systems will be effectively replaced in the following days by ATAGS and Dhanush.

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User trials of the indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) jointly with private industry are scheduled to be resumed later this month and the trials will be completed by mid-2021.

  • The ATAGS is a 155-mm, 52-calibre artillery gun jointly developed by the DRDO in partnership with Bharat Forge of the Kalyani Group and the Tata Power SED.
  • In August 2018, the Defence Acquisition Council approved the purchase of 150 of these guns at approximate 3,365 crores which would be split between the two companies.

Source: TH

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