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Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System

  • IASbaba
  • May 5, 2022
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Science and Technology
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Syllabus

  • Prelims – Science and Technology – Defence
  • Mains – GS 3 (Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology)

Why in News: The indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) successfully completed the validation trials towards meeting the specifications of the Army.

About Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System

  • ATAGS artillery gun is jointly developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), the Pune-based laboratory of DRDO, in partnership with Bharat Forge and Tata Group.
  • The ATAGS is a 155mm, 52-calibre heavy artillery gun
  • The ATAGS has demonstrated a range of over 45 km
  • It is most consistent and accurate gun in the world
  • It is capable of the shortest minimum range at high angle and fast mobility in desert and mountain terrain in addition to autonomous mode firing capability and wireless communication
  • It has been designed to fire all in-service ammunitions with a fully automatic ammunition handling system with all electronic drives

Previous Year Questions (PYQs)

Q.1) Which reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2014)

  1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
  3. It can deliver one-tonne nuclear warheads about 7500 km away.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) The term ‘IndARC’ sometimes seen in the news, is the name of? (2015)

  1. an indigenously developed radar system inducted into Indian Defence
  2. India’s satellite to provide services to the countries of Indian Ocean Rim
  3. a scientific establishment set up by India in Antarctic region
  4. India’s underwater observatory to scientifically study the Arctic region

Source: The Hindu

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