Indian Army conducts test of indigenous heavy artillery gun Dhanush

  • The Indian Army has successfully conducted ‘user-validation’trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)Dhanush in the Himalayas.
  • It clears the way for the induction in the Army. 
  • Earlier, proof firing tests of Dhanush’s armament systems were carried out during technical trials in June and September 2016 and some initial integrated firing tests were successfully carried out in December 2016. 
  • Dhanush 155 MM/52 calibre towed artillery gun is based on the 1980s’ Bofors FH-77B/39 Calibre artillery gun design. 
  • Its indegenous development is aided by the transfer of technology (ToT) clause signed with the Swedish company.

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