Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems (ATAGS)

March 18, 2023

Recently, the Defence Acquisition Council headed by the Union defence minister gave its approval for Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for the procurement of 307 ATAGS.

About Advanced Towed Artillery Systems:

  • It is a large calibre gun system which has high precision.
  • This gun system has the capability to be programmed and fire Long Range Guided Munitions.
  • It has the capabilities like an automatic ammunition handling system which can fire six successive rounds and can fire in Zone 7, and also has a self-propelled mode.
  • It also has the shoot and scoot capability and is also the first of its kind gun which is capable of achieving the shortest minimum range at a high angle.
  • These guns can be deployed in high-altitude regions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh 
  • This gun is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)  and the production partners of these ATAGS are two private sector companies – Pune-based Bharat Forge and Tata Advanced Systems