US-Army erprobt LKW-gestützte Artilleriesysteme

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A potential mobile artillery dynamic duo for the Army: ‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Brutus’

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-arm ... nd-brutus/


Army Tests Low-Recoil 155mm Howitzer Small Enough To Fit On The Back Of A Truck

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http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24 ... of-a-truck


Potential future weapons analyzed at Fort Sill Maneuver and Fires Integrated Experiment (1. November 2018)

https://www.army.mil/article/213296/pot ... experiment





U.S. artillery on the Korean Peninsula then and now. Incorporating past lessons to posture future operations
In light of the three Korean War artillery challenges we’ve highlighted above, we'll now examine how the Fires community can rapidly evolve in order to prepare for the semi-independent operations we can expect in the event of conflict on the peninsula. We’ll argue for the Army’s integration of the Mandus/AM General Humvee-mounted 105 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH). We’ll touch on how the Picatinny Arms’ M777 extended range (ER) barrel postures the 155 mm towed artillery piece to better shape the division deep fight between the coordinating fire line (CFL) and the fire support coordination line (FSCL). And finally, we’ll conclude with recommending a change in force structure, consolidating all M777 howitzers with corps who will combine them with High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) battalions.
The Hawkeye, a 105 mm Humvee mounted SPH, boasts several Korean conflict specific advantages over the Army's
current M119A3 platform. Whereas other self-propelled howitzers such as the M109A6 rely on heavy armor to absorb large amounts of recoil, engineers at Mandus Group have leveraged soft-recoil technology, putting the guns on a much lighter Humvee chassis. The Hawkeye’s M20 cannon is encased in a recoil/cradle sub-assembly enabling 70 percent reduction in recoil force allowing for its firing from a M1152A1 Humvee chassis.

This gun-prime mover combination has enormous potential for service in mountainous Korean terrain. For example, we
can reasonably assume a brigade will perform large amounts of artillery air assaults to move guns over non-trafficable ridgelines, high peaks and dangerous valleys. In today’s military, a battery commander can sling-load two full howitzer sections (one towed M119A3 and one prime mover per section) with four CH-47 Chinook helicopters. However, with the Hawkeye platform, a brigade can double its ability to project indirect Fires forward in support of a maneuver formation by sling-loading one Hawkeye SPH under each CH-47. For the first time in history the U.S. military will be able to airlift a self-propelled howitzer able to infill, fire and displace all under its own power.

In the event of resumed conflict on the peninsula we can undoubtedly expect our adversaries, in an effort to delay progress
north towards Pyongang, to destroy key terrain such as load-bearing bridges able to transport our heavy armored formations. To this effect, in the recent Russian/Ukrainian conflict we watched Russia expertly canalize Ukrainian armored formations resulting in the eventual annexation of Crimea.

As the Hawkeye retains the title of lightest 105 mm SPH, it can traverse secondary bridges deemed un-trafficable by retrograding North Korean forces. The Hawkeye’s increased tactical maneuverability, when compared with other near-peer light SPH platforms, maximizes the potential routes available to it.

The gun-prime mover combination also lends itself to a smaller firing point "footprint" as each Hawkeye howitzer section
consists of 33 percent less rolling stock (gun-prime mover and ammo truck as opposed to prime mover, gun and ammo truck).
Yet another crucial advantage this new weapon system poses over its conventional 105 mm cousin is its ability to rapidly fire 360 degrees. Out-of-traverse missions can certainly be achieved with current M119A3 crews, but tend to cost a lot of time as Soldiers race to shift trails and find the correct gun target line. This creates large time differences between experienced and inexperienced crews.

In the Hawkeye weapon system, outof- traverse fire missions are conducted in an automated fashion, severely decreasing time between the crew’s receipt of fire mission and rounds fired. Due to the adversary’s exploitation of infiltration and envelopment tactics, an efficient out-of-traverse shooter with increased tactical maneuverability becomes critical to our howitzers survivability during a conflict on the peninsula.

Therefore, we suggest the Hawkeye 105 mm howitzer finds its place amongst the U.S. military’s direct support battalions in
order to support the brigade knife-fight between the FLOT and the CFL. In an effort to portray how the artillery community can better posture for shaping operations between the CFL and FSCL on the peninsula, we’ll describe how the Fires community can make the best use of Picatinny Arsenal’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) program.
Of note, upon realizing the Advantages of Mandus’ Hawkeye SPH, the Fires community can expect the production of “The Brutus,” a wheeled 155 mm SPH Version mounted on a medium tactical vehicle (MTV) chassis, to counter the inherent mobility flaw in the M777A2. Transitioning back to Picatinny Arsenal, following the final demonstration exhibiting the merits of their ER M777A2 howitzer system we can project if and/or when the U.S. military will begin incorporating this new technology.
http://sill-www.army.mil/firesbulletin/ ... Schmid.pdf
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Fort Sill Soldiers evaluate Brutus system at MFIX (9. November 2018)

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Both weapons differ from traditional howitzer configurations which fire from a fixed position and recoil backwards. Instead, the HMMWV Hawkeye and Brutus incorporate a patented soft recoil technology that allows the howitzer to be mounted on a vehicle which can be fired without transferring the force to the vehicle, thus allowing it to retain its mobility. That development allows the user to shoot and move out rapidly.
Based on field testing on the HMMWV Hawkeye, the estimated time, from the moment the vehicle stops to the moment it has fired and is ready to move, is three minutes with a trained crew, said Vanslager. However, he emphasized that the Brutus is a new system and that field testing has not occurred yet, making MFIX an important venue for the military community to see the Brutus fire. Vanslager estimates that it could take Brutus approximately four minutes to complete this entire cycle.

Stabilizers were added to the Humvee and replicated on the Brutus to further improve the 360-degree firing accuracy, said Deborah Reyes, Global Marketing and Communications Director for AM General. The soft-recoil system eliminates the need for the Howitzer to be "dug in" as required with traditional Howitzers and many of the attributes of Hawkeye carry over to the Brutus, she said.
https://www.army.mil/article/213637/for ... em_at_mfix

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ARCHER wheeled howitzer offered for U.S. Army's 155 mm gun system

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BAE Systems is offering ARCHER for participation in the Army’s plans to conduct a “shoot off” evaluation early next year at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The Army’s RFP, released on July 30, looks to evaluate mobile howitzers in support of future Army requirements.
https://www.baesystems.com/en/article/b ... gun-system


155mm Mobile Howitzer / SBCT Shoot-Off Evaluation
The US Army is seeking a more mobile, lethal, and survivable 155mm system to replace its current fleet of towed howitzers. In 2019 the US Army approved the requirement to conduct a Shoot-off Evaluation of candidate systems in Fiscal Year 2021 in order to inform US Army future requirements. The requirement is for vendors to participate in a Shoot-Off Evaluation at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona in FY2021. Information from the Shoot-off Evaluation will feed an Army Senior Leader (ASL) Decision Point concerning the future of the US Army mobile howitzer effort. Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition (JPEO A&A) is the Office of Program Responsibility (OPR) for the Shoot-off Evaluation.
https://beta.sam.gov/opp/b6dd0cee19cd42 ... 5a912/view

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Nexter proposes CAESAR for US Army's mobile howitzer competition
Nexter is joining the field vying to win the US Army’s towed howitzer replacement competition, and is proposing its CAmionÉquipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie (CAESAR) truck-mounted 155 mm artillery system, Janes has learned.

The company submitted its proposal to the service in October and included information on both the 6×6 and 8×8 truck chassis versions. The former is currently on the Arquus Sherpa Medium and Mercedes-Benz/Soframe UNIMOG U2450L, while the 8×8 is on the Tatra Trucks FORCE T815-7 chassis.

For now, the French contractor said it is competing on its own but noted that it may opt to partner with a US company or use a US chassis.
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... ompetition

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Nexter's CAESAR joins pack competing in US Army's mobile howitzer shoot off
Nexter’s CAESAR 6×6 (CAmion Équipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie) will participate in an upcoming US Army shoot off against other 155 mm self-propelled howitzers including ones built by BAE Systems and Elbit Systems, the company recently told Janes .

Details about army plans to evaluate several mobile howitzers early next year at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, began emerging in mid-December and so far, three companies have confirmed participation at the event.
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... -shoot-off

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Die US Army hat die Suchzündermunition BAE/NEXTER BONUS bei einer Übung auf dem Areal des Camp de Canjuers in der Provence verschossen:



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Test firing with the self-propelled gun howitzer “Nora B-52 М21”

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At the invitation of the US Government, the latest version of Jugoimport-SDPR 155 mm family of self-propelled artillery weapons will be sent for test firing to the US, where it will be tested by the US Armed Forces at YUMA military shooting range in Arizona. If it demonstartes better characteristics than similar artillery systems of other selected manufacturers, there is a chance that the Serbian artillery system will be introduced into the US Armed Forces.

The test firing was carried out today demonstrating the performance of the self-propelled gun howitzer Nora B-52 M 21, which is a modified version of the Nora B-52 M 15 designed for the participation in this testing.
https://yugoimport.com/en/aktuelnosti/t ... a-b-52-m21


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