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DRDO-BEML-Kalyani showcases ATAGS 155mm/52caliber Mounted Gun System at DefExpo 2022

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DRDO-BEML-Kalyani showcases ATAGS 155mm/52caliber Mounted Gun System at DefExpo 2022
DRDO-BEML-Kalyani made ATAGS 155mm/52 caliber Mounted Gun System on Next Generation 8x8 All Terrain Mountain Truck (Image Source: Vayu Aerospace Twitter)

Vayu Aerospace has released pictures of DRDO/BEML/Kalyani Group's latest 155 millimeters/52 caliber ATAGS Mounted Gun System that is based on Next Generation 8x8 all-terrain vehicle of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) that has been displayed at the DefExpo 2022.

Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) was involved in the design and development of an armored crew protection cabin for the Mounted Gun System that was later integrated with the ATAGS 155mm/52cal caliber gun at the Kalyani facility.

The Indian Army has a requirement of 814 Mounted Gun Systems and it was accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AON) by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in September 2011. RFI states that the 155 mm/ 52 Calibre Mounted Gun System should be eligible for deployment in plains, mountains, high altitude areas, semi-desert, and desert terrain along the Northern and Western Borders of the country for the execution of Artillery tasks.

Indian Army has already made it clear that the system must come with at least 40-50% indigenous content in which Kalyani Groups ÁTAGS-Mounted Gun System, Danush Mounted Gun System by Gun Carriage Factory and Nexter Mounted Gun system by French firm Nexter and India's Larson and Tobro are the top contenders.

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