Current Affairs

Indigenous Artillery Gun Sets New record in Range

An indigenous artillery gun, Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has set a new world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km.


  • It is being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the private sector 
  • During trial firings at Pokhran ranges, it registered the longest ever distance of 48.074 kms.
  • It surpassed the maximum ranges of 35-40 kms fired by any artillery gun system in this category.

Features of ATAGS

  • ATAGS is a 155mm, 52 calibre towed artillery gun.
  • The features include an all-electric drive, high mobility, quick deployability, auxiliary power mode, advanced communication system, automated command and control system. 
  • It has a six round magazine instead of a standard three round magazine. 
  • It weighs slightly more than normal due to the larger chamber.
Indigenous Artillery Gun Sets New record in Range Indigenous Artillery Gun Sets New record in Range Reviewed by insiya yadav on September 18, 2017 Rating: 5

No comments: