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The M109-52 rolls into Washington DC

10th October 2023 - 10:49 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Washington DC

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The M109-52 has been a joint development between BAE Systems of the US and Rheinmetall of Germany which has enhanced the firepower of the existing M109A7 currently deployed by the US Army. (Photo: Christopher F Foss)

BAE Systems has shown the M109-52 155 mm self-propelled (SP) artillery system for the first time at AUSA 2023.

The M109-52 155 mm self-propelled (SP) artillery system, a joint private venture development between BAE Systems of the USA and Rhinmetall Weapons and Munitions of Germany, has been shown for the first time at AUSA 2023 in Washington DC.

The system consists of the BAE Systems Technology Development Chassis (TDC) using automotive components of the currently deployed M109A7 Paladin SP artillery system. The original 155 mm/39 calibre has been replaced by the 155 mm/52 calibre ordnance fitted to the Germany PzH2000 SP artillery system which has been deployed by eight countries, as well as by Ukraine.

The M109A7 has been

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Christopher F Foss

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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