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I think those are 9P122s (Maljutka-M). 9P133 has a small window between the driver's one and the ATGM sight, and the sight itself is bigger. Also the 133 doesnt have the vent/fan/air intake or whatever installed beside the driver's place. + these vehicles have the earlier engine deck configuation, not common with 9P133.

Thanks for pictures anyway


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5 hours ago, heretic88 said:

I think those are 9P122s (Maljutka-M). 9P133 has a small window between the driver's one and the ATGM sight, and the sight itself is bigger. Also the 133 doesnt have the vent/fan/air intake or whatever installed beside the driver's place. + these vehicles have the earlier engine deck configuation, not common with 9P133.

Thanks for pictures anyway

   I think there is visible thin line indicating that there is a second window cover on the front. It does look like 122 in shape and configuration of parts near driver position, but source and second window that i kind of see made me believe to vehicle ID by a source. 



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   The upgraded self-propelled howitzer New Generation Firtina is equipped with a new fire control system developed by the Turkish company Aselsan, the system also includes a sensor measuring the initial velocity of the projectile. According to Aselsan, the new FCS was developed taking into account the experience of using Firtina SPGs in combat operations against Kurdish separatists in Syria.

   Previously, the semi-automatic loading system was fully mechanized, with the choice of the type of ammunition from the commander’s console. All hydraulic drives in the system are replaced by electric. A system has been introduced to maintain the optimum temperature of the shells and charges in the ammunition rack.

   The remotely-controlled machine gun module Aselsan SARP is installed on the roof of the turret (which is the most noticeable external difference), while the module also serves as a sight for firing direct-fire howitzers, which is considered useful in assault operations. The driver received a thermal imaging device. SPG is equipped with air conditioning and improved ventilation. The crew is four people.

   Tests of the modernized SPG were conducted in 2018, and, as reported, the Turkish army has already concluded a contract for the supply of an unnamed quantity of the New Generation Firtina. The final stage of testing of the modernized SPG should be started in May 2019.


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   New missile launches from Best Korea. This time they used non-ballistical missiles, probably Best Korean "Iskan-Cho".


   DPRK launched several missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan

   According to the agency Yonhap, the rocket flew the distance from 70 to 200 km

   The DPRK on Saturday carried out a test launch of several short-range missiles from the Wonsan port area on the east coast of the country. This was reported on Saturday by Yonhap, referring to the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff (CLS) of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea. According to the KNS, the missiles flew a distance from 70 to 200 km in the direction of the Sea of Japan. "Our military is closely watching the actions of North Korea in close coordination with the United States," the KNS said.

   The Japanese government also stated that the missiles were not ballistic and did not reach the exclusive economic zone of the country.

   The last time Pyongyang conducted missile tests in November 2017, when a new Hwaseong-15 missile was tested. Following the launch, the DPRK stated that the Hwaseong-15 missile could carry a nuclear warhead, and the entire territory of the United States is within reach.



   Probably those were used:




   Looks like tested missiles were indeed from this system.



   The DPRK distributed photos of tests of its new operational leve-tactical missile complex, which took place on the morning of May 4, 2019. This complex was first shown at the parade in February 2018, but since the end of 2017, the DPRK has refrained from testing and launching ballistic missiles.


The new rocket hit the target 220 km from the launch site, judging by the identification of the site of the impact.












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   Development of the rocket was launched by Roketsan earlier this year on the requirements issued by the ground forces of Turkey. Tanok field testing is scheduled to begin by the end of 2019 with the possibility of starting mass production in 2021.

   The missile has a declared maximum firing range of up to 6 km (minimum 1 km) and is equipped with a semi-active laser guidance system, which provides firing both in direct fire and from closed positions. The mass of the rocket is 11 kg, length is 984 mm, caliber is 120 mm.


   As can be judged, the Turkish Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK) offer by the Turkish state corporation for the supply of 120-mm Tank guided missiles of the Ukrainian state-owned company Luch GKKB to the Turkish army is a competitor to the Roketsan missile Tanok. On the first day of the IDEF-2019 exhibition on April 30, the MKEK initialed an agreement with the Ukrainian GP Spetstechnoexport (part of the Ukroboronprom group of companies) to promote the Konus missiles as possible weapon for Altay tanks, in Ukrainian media this agreement was mistakenly interpreted as an unconditional contract for the purchase of "Konus" missiles by the ground forces of Turkey.


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   Probably for arctic units, 120 mm SPG "Magnolia"



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Do you have any more info or pictures on this thing?  I'm kind of assuming it's a Vena turret on a tracked trailer, similar to how they did things with the Pantsir and Tor.

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57 minutes ago, Scolopax said:

Do you have any more info or pictures on this thing?  I'm kind of assuming it's a Vena turret on a tracked trailer, similar to how they did things with the Pantsir and Tor.

No, nothing major on this thing. Those photos of that SPG are first that i know of.

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   In heroic step forward Best Korea conducted firing tests of new missile system from tracked chassis (last time from wheeled)! All imperialists will be defeated by mighty fist of True Koreans!
















   Not only that, but Best Korea published test firing of their new "MstaSoeung-18" SPG, shown in 2018 parade.












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Australia has revived their Self-Propelled Artillery program:


Favorite seems to be the K-9, but maybe recent wins for Rheinmetall could give the PZH-2000 a chance?

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