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Indian Army Clears Procurement 155 Mm Towed Gun Systems & Artillery Tractors

Indian Army has taken a significant step in the procurement process by giving the green light for the purchase of a 155 mm X 52 Cal Towed Gun System & accompanying Gun Towing Vehicles.

Indian Army Clears Procurement 155 Mm Towed Gun Systems & Artillery Tractors

Indian Army has taken a significant step in the procurement process by giving the green light for the purchase of a 155 mm X 52 Cal Towed Gun System & accompanying Gun Towing Vehicles under its Field Artillery Rationalisation Program. The procurement is according to the Army’s released Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) under the Buy Indian-Designed, Developed and made or Buy (Indian-IDDM) category.

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AoN Specifies Key Requirements For the Towed Gun System

•TGS should be of 155 mm calibre with a barrel length of 52 calibres.

•Additionally, the system should have a weight of 15,000 kg or less, and a minimum service life of 20 years is also listed in the AoN.

•The TGS should have a maximum firing range exceeding 40 km, a minimum range of 5 km in high angle.

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Army Plans To Procure 400 TGS Along With 307 ATAGS

Indian Army in September made chartered plans to boost its firepower by procuring 400 howitzers from Indian companies for ₹6500 Crore. Army wants to use guns made in India to support the local industry and improve its weapons. These new guns will be able to be used in high-altitude areas like the mountains. The Army is also looking to buy 307 Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems (ATAGS) for use along the borders with China and Pakistan. These guns have completed all the tests and could be ordered very soon. They were developed by the DRDO with the help of private companies.

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The DRDO is working closely with both private and public sectors to develop new weapons. The Army’s plan to buy these new guns is part of its larger effort to modernise its artillery regiments.

DRDO ATAGS

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) project was started in 2013 by DRDO to replace older guns in service in the Indian Army with a modern 155mm artillery gun. DRDO laboratory Armament Research and Development Establishment partnered with private players Bharat Forge, Mahindra Defence Naval System, Tata Power SED and public sector unit Advanced Weapons and Equipment India for this purpose.

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  • Comment (2)
  • Indian Army is the Most BattleReady Land Army in the World and Deserves to have the Best Weapons Possible! How Fortunate we are that our Country today is Capable of Manufacturing our Own Weapon Systems within our Own Country!

  • Best thing under Shri Narendra Modi India is not dependent on military equipments purchase they are more focusing on internal manufacturers in sence there is very negligible chance of corruption involved

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