India’s Defence Research And Development Organisation Tests Mounted Gun System (MGS)
India’s Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) has performed trials of the indigenously developed 155 mm/52 calibre mounted gun system (MGS). The MGS equips a 155 mm/52 calibre Superior Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) on an eight-wheeled high-mobility automobile (HMV) developed by Bharat Earth Movers Restricted (BEML). The Superior Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is a towed 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer that’s being developed for the Indian Military by Armament Analysis and Growth Institution (ARDE), Tata Superior Techniques and Kalyani Strategic Techniques. Bharat Forge, Tata Energy SED and Superior Weapons and Gear India are manufacturing companions.
It has efficiently cleared testing in deserts and excessive altitude areas (HAA), displaying excessive accuracy and consistency. To guard the crew when the enemy brings down counter fireplace, there’s an armoured cabin (at present armour metal, to be developed into composite materials) through which they will take shelter. The mobility and efficiency trials of the MGS are accomplished. The standalone firing trials of the armoured cabin are additionally accomplished. The MGS is able to bear the power of design trials.
The MGS is a truck-mounted artillery gun system, deployable in desert, mountainous, and high-altitude terrains. The gun consists of a barrel, breech mechanism, muzzle brake and recoil mechanism to fireplace 155 mm calibre ammunition with a firing vary of 48 km and has a most velocity of 80 km/h. The system’s burst charge of fireside is three rounds in 30 seconds, with an intense charge of fireside of 12 rounds in three minutes. The MGS weighs 15 tonnes and the Kolos Tatra eight-wheeled high-mobility automobile (HMV) on which it’s mounted weighs one other 15 tonnes. The full weight of 30 tonnes can comfortably negotiate the 40 tonne bridges on most highways.
The elevation angle of the gun ranges from 0° to +72°. The system holds an ammunition-carrying capability of 24 projectiles with an acceptable amount of bi-modular cost system (BMCS). It’s suitable with C3I programs like Artillery Fight Command and Management System (ACCCS) known as Shakti for technical fireplace management, fireplace planning, deployment administration, operational logistics administration of the Indian Military. The DRDO’s MGS faces competitors from companies comparable to Bharat Forge and Tata Aerospace and Defence (A&D), which have additionally developed their very own MGS. Nevertheless the DRDO is assured concerning the superiority of its MGS.
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