New Delhi: The final check of the longest range indigenous cannon, that’s, the Advanced Todd Artillery Gun System ie ATAGS, will be performed in the desert this month. ATAGS is anticipated to open the procurement path for the Army after the trials in the desert through the scorching summer season. The range of indigenous ATAGS is claimed to be up to 48 km. DRDO Chairman Dr G Gopal Reddy stated, “The ATAGS venture is occurring with full success and it will be testing the desert in the summer season in June.
This will be the second 155 mm indigenous cannon after Dhanush to be inducted into the Indian Army. At the identical time, the primary hearth of 155 mm ATAGS developed by DRDO was in 2016.
The largest venture in the indigenous phase
ATAGS is the most important venture of indigenous cannons after indigenous Dhanush joined the military. Although the ATHOS cannon of Israeli firm Elbit proved to be the most affordable in the worldwide tender of this sort of weapons, the ultimate resolution has not but been made. ATAGS will be made by Bharat Forge and Tata Power collectively and each will be given orders for these weapons.
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High Altitude Trials succeeded
ATAGS was taken to Lookrap in North Sikkam for prime altitude trials. It simply crossed the space of 500 km of hilly paths. These cannons have been taken to a top of greater than 15000 ft for testing right here. All the trials of this cannon have been profitable for 10 days there.
The Indian Army raised questions in regards to the weight of ATAGS. The ATAGS’s 18 tonne weight can show to be a hindrance in deploying it to the mountains. Also its worth is greater than the Israeli cannon ATHOS. In the tender of the military, 400 such weapons are to be bought immediately from the corporate, whereas 1180 weapons will be made by the Board of Ordnance Factory on the premise of the corporate’s know-how.