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DRDO ANNUAL REPORT 2017

vehicles including vehicles for strategic missile      network being operational with the Indian
programme, combat and combat-support vehicles,         Army. ATAGS sub-systems include muzzle
both light tracked and wheeled, engines for            brake, breech mechanism, dial sights, recoil
UAVs (rotary and reciprocating) and unmanned           system, gun structures, automotive system,
aerial and unmanned ground vehicles.                   automation & control system, battery command
                                                       post, surveillance system and optronic sight.
Core Competence/Thrust Areas                           During the year, the following trials of ATAGS
                                                       systems/sub-systems were carried out: track
• Ground support vehicles                              trials at VRDE during Feb 2017; Electromagnetic
• Wheeled and Tracked vehicles                         Interference (EMI)/ Electromagnetic Compatibility
• Rotary engine and four-stroke engines for            (EMC) tests of ATAGS G1 gun system in Apr
                                                       2017 & summer technical trials at Pokhran
   UAV applications                                    Field Firing Range (PFFR) during Aug-Sep
                                                       2017. Technical trials for the two gun systems
• Unmanned Ground vehicles (UGVs) and                  (G1 and G2) were completed on 6th Sep 2017 in
                                                       which maximum range achieved by extended-
   Autonomous Unmanned Ground vehicles                 range full-bore (Boat Tail) and (Base Bleed)
   (AUGVs)                                             ammunition was more than the desirable range
                                                       parameter of Preliminary Services Qualitative
• Performance evaluation of defence vehicles           Requirements (PSQR), i.e., 38 km and 48 km,
                                                       respectively. Firing demonstration of both the
   using bio-diesel                                    gun systems was given to Hon’ble RM on
                                                       23rd Sep 2017.
• World class testing facilities and services at
                                                       Guided Pinaka Rocket System
   the National Centre for Automotive Testing
   (NCAT)

Significant Achievements during 2017

ARMAMENTS

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System
(ATAGS)

                  Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System                               Firing of Guided Pinaka

     DRDO has taken up the task of design and               Development of Guided Pinaka rocket system
development of 155 mm X 52 calibre ATAGS               was envisaged to be developed in two phases:
having higher range, accuracy, and consistency         development of free-flight Pinaka Mk-II in the
as per the requirement of Artillery of lndian          first phase, and development of guidance kit
Army. The gun system will be compatible                for accuracy improvement in the second phase.
to Artillery Combat Command and Control                Development of 60 km range free-flight Pinaka
System (ACCCS) ‘Shakti’ command and control            Mk-II rocket was successfully completed by
                                                       ARDE in Dec 2015. The Guided Pinaka rocket
                                                       uses propulsion system developed for Pinaka
                                                       Mk-II rocket and has canard-based aerodynamic
                                                       control and Inertial Navigation System (INS)/Global
                                                       Positioning System (GPS) based guidance. With
                                                       the help of trajectory lofting and aerodynamic
                                                       glide provided by the canards, Guided Pinaka
                                                       rocket is expected to achieve a range of 80

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