Kalyani Group’s ATAGS hits world record


 

In a major milestone, Kalyani Group 155mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) hit a world record by achieving a target firing range of just over 48 kilometers. It broke the last record of TATA Power’s ATAGS that hit the target from more than 43 kilometers.

The Kalyani Group built the 155-millimeter, 52-caliber  ATAGS as per the design initiated by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). DRDO initiated the same to TATA Power as well for developing the system.

“The Indian Army has already bought 145 M777 guns. But, by March [2018], my indigenous ultra-light howitzer will be ready to compete with the BAE Systems gun,” promises Kalyani.

Such development by a private firm is really a morale booster for the home companies. It also boosts “Make in India” initiative started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.