29 Dec '16, 2pm

Indian Artillery Gun boom in user trials, to be displayed on Republic Day

Indian Artillery Gun boom in user trials, to be displayed on Republic Day

After 18 years of having failed to buy a towed artillery gun from the global arms market, top army generals are finally reassured that their most worrying operational shortfall will soon be met from within India. This belief comes after a week of successful “engineering trials” of the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), from December 13-20, at the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) ranges in Balasore, Odisha. Army observers witnessed the trials. “We are on track in designing and building an international quality gun through the ATAGS project. If it continues like this, India will be a major gun supplier in the world market, instead of a major buyer”, asserts a senior army procurement manager. The army is usually restrained in its endorsement of on-going DRDO projects. So pleased is the ministry of defence that it has ordered the two existing ATAGS prototypes to be tr...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=239707

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