Indigenous artillery gun sets new record in range

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Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the Gun

Mains level: It is a good example of Make in India in Defence.


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Setting up of a World Record

  1. The advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) has set a world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km
  2. ATAGS  is being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the private sector
  3. During trial firings, ATAGS registered the longest ever distance of 48.074 km, surpassing the maximum ranges of 35-40 km fired by any artillery gun system in this category

Development of the Gun

  1. The development is being done through a consortium based model
  2. It was designed by DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE)
  3. In addition, Bharat Forge Limited of Kalyani Group, Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division and Mahindra Defence Naval System are involved in a big way, along with the Ordnance Factory Board
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