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AUSA 2016: M109A7 contributes to Army modernisation

26th September 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Stephen Miller in Washington D.C.

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One of the US Army’s little noticed combat vehicle success stories is actually being pioneered by an artillery system, the M109A7 - formerly the M109 PIM (Paladin Integrated Management program).  

A major part of the A7 is a broad-based improvement of the automotive side of the current M109A6 Self Propelled Howitzer.  Previous improvements of the weapon system have focused on the fire control, positioning, and turret.  

The firepower upgrades are reflected in the A6 model.  The A7 effort aims to place that improved turret on a newer and better chassis. 

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