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Balasore18 minutes ago

According to DRDO, after the introduction of this howitzer cannon, there will be no need to buy cannons from other countries.

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Saturday conducted a nationwide ATAGS Howitzer cannon trial. The range of this cannon is 48 km. At this time the army needs 1800 ortillary guns. According to DRDO this cannon can meet this need. After this, there will be no need to call for cannons from abroad.

During the field trial of ATAGS, DRDO scientist and project director Shailendra V Gadhe said that this gun system is superior to any cannon in the world, including Bofors, India’s biggest force so far. It also includes ATHOS, Israel’s supposedly lethal gun system. We have tested this cannon at Sikkim near China border and Pokhran near Pakistan border. More than two thousand shells were fired from it.

DRDO develops, two private firms ready

The Advanced Todd Ortillary Gun System (ATAGS) has been developed by DRDO. They are formed by two private companies Bharat Forge and Tata Advanced Systems Limited.

Gadhe said that the Indian Army currently needs 15 ATDS and 114 Dhanush cannons in addition to 1580 Todd cannons. Thus the army needs a total of 1,800 cannons. The way this gun system is performing, it seems that this will fulfill the need of these 1800 guns.

Stay away from the enemy and destroy it

This cannon can fire five rounds in a minute.  Other guns can fire only three in such a time.

This cannon can fire five rounds in a minute. Other guns can fire only three in such a time.

Gadeh explained how this cannon will give an edge over enemies in the event of war. He said that this cannon kills 48 kilometers. In this case it is at the forefront. No cannon has a firing range in the world. Because of this, in the event of war this cannon will survive enemy attack.

Enemies will not be able to reach us because of the distance, but we can target them from 48 kilometers away. With this they will not be able to compete with us. We can live eight kilometers away from their range.

China and Pakistan stay nowhere

When asked if this gun system is better than the cannons that China and Pakistan have, Gadhe said that it is indeed the best gun in the world. No country has been able to make such a cannon to kill with this technology.

Better than any cannon including Bofors

Comparing ATAGS with Bofors and the rest of the world’s cannons, Gadeh said that this cannon can fire five rounds in a minute. Other guns can fire only three in such a time. Its range is 48 kilometers at most. Only 32 kilometers can be fired from Bofors. It can be transported anywhere fast. It is very reliable and strong. It does not even require maintenance.

The Indian Army is considering purchasing about 1600 artilleries right now. For this, there is also an option to immediately fire 400 ATHOS cannons from Israel.

Cannon made for the future

ATAGS is so much better than Israel’s ATHOS and France’s Nexter cannon. On this, Shailendra said if you look at the quality requirements of ATHOS and Nexter guns, then you will find these are very high. These are not as per today’s time.

He said that if we see the time from 2027 to 2030 in future, then this is the answer. Now there is absolutely no need for India to bring cannons from abroad. I think India has acquired the ability to build world class ortillary systems.

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