With the introduction of the M109A6 Paladin into US Army service it was thought that the last drop of juice had been squeezed from the M109
lemon, but United Defense LP has recently introduced the International Howitzer.
Army's sole producer of the M109
family of vehicles.
It is another self-propelled howitzer similar in appearance to the US M109
series but the turret is carried on a much-modified T-72 tank chassis with the engine moved to the front of the hull.
At time of writing the AS-90 is in a "shoot-off" against the American M109
Paladin is a modernization of the M109
SPH that combines advances in target acquisition, navigation, and survivability.
Intended to replace all the Bundeswehr towed FH-70s, all its M109s
and all its 203 mm M110s, it calls for a total of 1254 new-generation Panzerhaubitze 2000s.
is located 100 metres north of the high-grade discovery trench, M127, and both are coincident with an IP chargeability anomaly.
Other major programs include the Bradley family of fighting vehicles, M109
field artillery vehicles, M88 recovery vehicles, M1 Breacher, M9 Armored Combat Earthmover and M113 armored personnel carriers.
The award of this follow-on work shows the confidence that the leadership of the Egyptian Army has in our Government/Industry team," said Adam Zarfoss, BAE Systems' M109
Fitted with larger driving bands, the Krasnopol-M can also be fired from Western 155 mm guns such as the M109
, G5 and G6.
They also experienced the bone-jarring firepower of the M109
Major combat systems include the Bradley fighting vehicle, M113 armored personnel carrier, M109
self-propelled howitzer, and Mk45 naval gun system.