SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Baba Kalyani, Chairman of Kalyani Group has confirmed at ongoing DefeExpo 2018 that next prototype of Ingenuously developed 155 mm/52 calibers Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) will be lighter.
Presently at the Prototype stage, ATAGS weighs in at 17-18 tonnes, while comparable guns worldwide weigh 14-15 tonnes but ATAGS offers longer range than its contemporaries due to six round magazine instead of a standard three-round magazine due to which the gun weighs slightly more than normal due to the larger chamber.
Kalyani said that by July a lighter ATAGS Artillery Gun will be handed over to Indian Army for further trials which are likely to be cleared by end of 2019 and enter production their after.
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