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5 hours ago, Ramlaen said:

Some M109A7 footage, including the new rammer.

Despite new rammer and two loaders, this isnt impressive at all. On the level of the 2S3 Akatsia (with its single loader) at best. It is obvious that this system isnt designed for rapid rate of fire.

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3 hours ago, heretic88 said:

Despite new rammer and two loaders, this isnt impressive at all. On the level of the 2S3 Akatsia (with its single loader) at best. It is obvious that this system isnt designed for rapid rate of fire.


-They are also clearly not trying to fire as fast as possible.


-It's a moot whine when the rest of the autoloader will come with the new gun.

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The first joint flight test of a future hypersonic weapon will take place next year, followed by tests every six months until the weapon is fielded by fiscal year 2023, the chief of Army's hypersonic program said last week.


The Army is leading developing the shared HGV between the Army, Navy and Air Force while the Navy is developing the booster for the Army and Navy's version.




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Leveling the Playing Field: Reintroducing U.S. Theater-Range Missiles in a Post-INF World





Now that the United States has suspended its participation in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the time has come to explore seriously the case for deploying ground-launched theater-range missiles.

In this study, the authors explore the potential strategic and operational contribution of ground-launched theater-range missiles to U.S. defense strategy. They also critically evaluate the arguments that have been put forward against fielding such missiles. Finally, they estimate the cost of a variety of near- and mid-term options to field theater-range missiles. The study makes a cost-informed argument that, although not a silver bullet, deploying theater-range missiles would allow the United States to reclaim strategic options, regain military advantages, and strengthen the possibility of deterring great power conflict.


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Syrian or Egyptian artillery based on the Sherman tank. Year is unknown, but I think a photo of 1969-1973.
I hope this is artillery and I was not mistaken with thread. Somebody now what is this? 

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   2S3M Akatsiya during tactical exercises with live firing of the newly formed howitzer battalion of the 150th motorized rifle division of the Southern Military District at the Kuzminsky training ground of the Rostov region.

Photo: Sergey Pivovarov.













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Norwegian artillery personnel checking out the first K9 VIDAR* in South Korea:




* Strange that it got a name change rather than the usual "N" or "NO" added to the designation, and it's even stranger that they chose the Norse God of Vengeance rather than the Norse God of Thunder.

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Cool video of next bath polish SPHs Krab on factory trials before oficial take by army:



Very very good howitzer even if it's deeply upgreaded AS90 turret whit K9 Thunder chassis.

Turret is 100% made in Poland,  chasiss is polonisated in more then 70% now.

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   KUBINKA / Moscow Region /, June 25. / Tass /. Rostec has created a guidance system for multiple launch rocket launchers (MLRS), which improves the accuracy of projectiles up to 10 m. The system is first demonstrated at the Army-2019 forum, the corporation said on Tuesday.

   "State Corporation" Rostec" introduced a new guidance system for the 122-mm rocket launchers of the MLRS that are in service with the Russian army. The development, named OU-122, improves the accuracy of firing to 10 m," the release says.

   According to Rostec, the OU-122 guidance system allows automatic determination of the location and optimal trajectory for the 122-mm MLRS rockets. Accurate guidance is provided by correcting the data of the inertial navigation system that controls the projectile, signals from satellite systems GLONASS and GPS.

   The control unit of the OU-122 is fully compatible with various modifications of the 122-mm MLRS rockets, such as the Tornado-G, Tornado-S, and Grad. The device is installed on the standard fuse immediately before combat use. Changes of the projectile design are not required.



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