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Indian Army conducts test of new Indigenous heavy artillery Gun Dhanush

TNPSC Current Affairs January 9 2017

Army has successfully conducted user validation trial of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) Dhanush . This trial will clear the way for induction in Indian Army.

 Dhanush was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboratin with Private Sectors.

ATAGS is a 155-MM ,52-calibre towed artillery gun is developed in aim of Indian Army’s artillery modernisation program. It was designed by DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and aided by transfer of technology (ToT) signed by Swedish Company

About Dhanush :

Dhanush is a 155 MM/52 Calibre towed howitzer used by Indian Army. It is also known as Desi Bofors. It has a striking range of 45 km against the old 27km of original Bofors. 

It has a Auto-Correct any variations in ammunition and atmospheric pressures. It has high resolution sight besides infrared sight., high mobility, advanced communication system, automated command and control system.


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