Coronavirus Delays S Korea's K-9 Howitzers Sale to Estonia

March 16, 2020 @ 01:34 PM

Estonia's planned purchase of six K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers from South Korea could get delayed with the country's defense minister cancelling his visit to Seoul reportedly over novel coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. Estonian Minister of Defense, Jüri Luik, was to visit Seoul last month

US Army's 'Super Howitzer' Shoots Artillery Round to 65kms

March 10, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

The US Armys Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) fired rocket-assisted 155mm round and an Excalibur precision-guided round out to 65km, which is twice as far as traditional 155mm artillery. The test firing, carried out last Friday is intended to enable fielding the ERCA's systems to the US Armys combat battalion in...

Raytheon's 'Excalibur S' Artillery Shell Strikes Moving Targets

February 12, 2020 @ 07:23 AM

In a first, missiles and munitions manufacturer, Raytheon has demonstrated its “Excalibur S” artillery round against a moving target. In the test, a guided Excalibur round fired from a howitzer struck a moving target with precision

Russia's 'Coalition-SV' Rapid-fire Howitzer to Enter Production

February 8, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

Russias unique new 152mm howitzer that can fire up to 16 rounds per minute, will enter limited series production this year for possible induction by 2022. “A pilot batch of 10 pieces was manufactured

First K-9 SP Artillery Guns made by Indian L&T Rolled out Today...

January 16, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

An year after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a facility to manufacture the K-9 self-propelled artillery gun at the L & T company facility in Gujarat, the first locally-made SP guns rolled-out today. Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh tweeted this morning, “heading to Surat (Gujarat) today

Hanwha To Supply K55 A1 Howitzers to S.Korea’s DAPA

December 31, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded Hanwha Defense $119 million (137.4 billion won) for K55 A1 howitzers

US Army Awards BAE $249M for Self-Propelled Howitzers, Related Support

December 14, 2019 @ 05:19 AM

The US Army has awarded a contract valued $249.2 million for Self-Propelled Howitzers, carrier, ammunition and related support

Rheinmetall Artillery Projectiles Set New Distance Records

November 28, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

Three of Rheinmetalls artillery projectiles have set new distance records during a test fire event at the Alkantpan Test Range in South Africa, on November 6. “During the event, three new maximum effective range records were set using various guns

Brazil Inducts BAE Systems’ M109A5+ Self-Propelled Howitzers

November 28, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

The Brazilian Army completed a live fire demonstration of BAE Systems M109A5+ self-propelled howitzers, signalling the introduction of the vehicles into service. BAE Systems was awarded a $54 million US Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract in 2016 to provide 32 upgraded M109A5+ self-propelled howitzers to the Brazilian Army

India to Buy BAE Systems’ MK 45 Naval Guns worth $1 Billion

November 21, 2019 @ 02:29 AM

The United State has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and related equipment worth $1.0210 billion

Rheinmetall to Manufacture Main Armament, Hulls for Hungary’s Self-Propelled Howitzers & Battle...

September 30, 2019 @ 09:35 AM

Rheinmetall has won a €300 million ($328 milion) contract to manufacture main armament and hulls for PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and Leopard 2 main battle tank belonging to the Hungarian Army. Under the agreement, the company will produce the main armament and fire control technology for 44 Leopard 2 main battle tanks as well as the main armament, fire control technology and chassis for 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers

Russia’s Lotos Self-Propelled Gun To have Ammunition Load Twice That Of 2S9...

June 6, 2019 @ 07:16 AM

Russias latest advanced 2S42 Lotos 120mm self-propelled artillery system mounted on the chassis of the BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle, will be capable of carrying ammunition load twice that of the 2S9 Nona Gun, its predecessor, Chief Designer Veniamin Schastlivtsev said Wednesday. "The Nonas ammunition load is 20 rounds while here [on the Lotos] it is actually twice as much," the chief designer told