India unveils new truck-mounted artillery gun system

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India’s defence industry has unveiled a new Mounted Gun System (MGS) based on an HMV 8×8 15009 military truck chassis armed with one 155mm 52 caliber ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System).

The new Indian truck-Mounted Gun System (MGS) has been specially designed to be deployed in desert, mountainous, and high-altitude terrains.

The MGS is based on an 8×8 military truck chassis HMV 15009 (High Mobility Vehicle) developed and produced by the Indian company Ashok Leyland.

The Indian MGS has already conducted firing tests and has achieved the highest firing range in its category in the world. The new artillery system is developed using state-of-the-art technologies such as an Automatic gun alignment and positioning system, integrated Fire Control System (FCS), ammunition handling system, onboard silent electric power system, and spade type shock absorbing electro-mechanical stabilizers.

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