TRAJAN 155 mm/52 caliber towed gun of French Nexter Systems is being offered to India to meet the country’s army TGS (Towed Gun System) towed howitzer program.
TRAJAN weapon system feature a auxiliary power unit, inertial navigation system, muzzle velocity radar, hydraulically operated automatic loading and aiming system, embedded fire control system able to be connected to field management system.
It has a rate of fire of 6 rounds per minute and a range of 42 km using base bleed-base bleed extended range full bore (BB/ERFB) shells and more than 55 km using rocket assisted ammunition.
TRAJAN has a combat weight of 14 tons, elevation range from -2º up to +73º, and traverse range of 34º.
An 80 hp auxiliary power unit and hydraulic transmission are available to provide the howitzer with self-propelled capability with a road speed of 10 km/h and off-road speed of 5 km/h. In towed configuration, TRAJAN can be remotely controlled from the truck cabin.