Autonomous towed howitzer ATHOS 2052

Upcoming development 155mm howitzers family company Soltam Systems (now part of Elbit Systems) became a 155-mm towed howitzer autonomous ATHOS 2052 (the last two numbers indicate the length of the barrel 52 in calibers). Howitzer ATHOS 2052 represents a new generation of autonomous, towed artillery. It is designed to support artillery fire indirect fire maneuver forces battalion and divisional levels. ATHOS 2052 is mounted on a towed carriage, ensure its delivery to the battlefield. In the area of ​​deployment howitzer able to maneuver without the aid of others, using its own diesel engine and special hydraulic drive wheels. Hydraulic system

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ACS latest modification «MSTA-S» was first tested in exercises with live firing

In the Krasnodar region on the range during Molkino scale tactical exercises gunners Southern Military Area (JUVO) for the first time used the upgraded 152-mm self-propelled howitzers «MSTA-S», entered service troops neighborhood in May 2013 It is reported by the press Southern Military Service Area on the website function.mil.ru. For the purposes of applying a massive fire destruction of the enemy forces conditional involved more than 35 modernized self-propelled howitzers. Upgraded artillery system «MSTA-S» has significant structural differences from the previous version. It is equipped with brand new automatic fire control system, increased sighting rate, also has the possibility of

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Autonomous towed howitzer ATHOS 2052

Upcoming development 155mm howitzers family company Soltam Systems (now part of Elbit Systems) became a 155-mm towed howitzer autonomous ATHOS 2052 (the last two numbers indicate the length of the barrel 52 in calibers). Howitzer ATHOS 2052 represents a new generation of autonomous, towed artillery. It is designed to support artillery fire indirect fire maneuver forces battalion and divisional levels. ATHOS 2052 is mounted on a towed carriage, ensure its delivery to the battlefield. In the area of ​​deployment howitzer able to maneuver without the aid of others, using its own diesel engine and special hydraulic drive wheels. Hydraulic system

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ACS latest modification «MSTA-S» was first tested in exercises with live firing

In the Krasnodar region on the range during Molkino scale tactical exercises gunners Southern Military Area (JUVO) for the first time used the upgraded 152-mm self-propelled howitzers «MSTA-S», entered service troops neighborhood in May 2013 It is reported by the press Southern Military Service Area on the website function.mil.ru. For the purposes of applying a massive fire destruction of the enemy forces conditional involved more than 35 modernized self-propelled howitzers. Upgraded artillery system «MSTA-S» has significant structural differences from the previous version. It is equipped with brand new automatic fire control system, increased sighting rate, also has the possibility of

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Russia has put Venezuela howitzer MSTA-S and Pechora-2M

The armed forces of Venezuela received another batch of Russian weapons, in particular, self-propelled howitzers, "MSTA-S" and anti-aircraft missiles "Pechora-2M", told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Igor Korotchenko.

Russia in 2010, Venezuela has allocated a loan of 2.2 billion dollars, of which the country uses to buy Russian weapons and military equipment.

"Armament arrived in the Venezuelan port" Puerto Cabello "on board the cargo ship Ulosy-10. Known about the arrival of the next" Pechora-2M "(C-125-2M) production Interstate FPG (MFPG)" Defense Systems "as

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Polish self-propelled 155 mm howitzer KRAB

Self-propelled 155 mm howitzer developed KRAB Polish heavy industry company Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) in cooperation with BAE Systems and OBRUM, says army-technology.com.   In July 1999, HSW has signed a contract with GEC Marconi (now comes in the BAE Systems) for the purchase of ACS tower type AS90 Braveheart for integration into developed artillery system. The length of the gun barrel 52 gauge and is a standard for NATO. First layout ACS was made in June 2001. A series of tests began with the end of November 2001, the qualification tests completed in 2003. 3rd layout KRAB graduated

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Guns courtyard of the Military Historical Museum PF

During a trip to Vladivostok visited the "Lord of patio"Military-Historical Museum of the Pacific Fleet.

Damn time is not enough, in the museum itself did not go swiftly ran through the exhibits on display in the street. Military-Historical museum Pacific Fleet is located in an ancient building, which is a monument of history and architecture.

The exhibition "Lord of court" are authentic items weapons and equipment of ships and units of the Pacific Fleet, took part in the fighting on the various steps of his stories.

Anchors.

Ship cannon.

120 mm gun with a gunboat.

120 mm gun cruiser.

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Chinese 122-mm self-propelled howitzer Type 70

In the 1960s, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began to think about switching to self-propelled artillery system (ACS), which had to change towed artillery. As a result of this in the late 60-ies of the last century in China was created by Type 70 self-propelled guns, as well as popular WZ302. This 122-mm self-propelled gun used as a weapon of 122mm howitzer Type 54 is a copy of Russian M-30 howitzer. As the chassis was used armored Type 63-I (B531). While driving howitzer crew was inside the troop compartment, while loading howitzer produced in manual mode without any protection. ACS

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New Bulgarian supply weapons to Georgia

Register on the site everyday weapons UN (www.un.org / disarmament / convarms / Register) there is another portion of the report to the UN Secretary-General Register. It includes includes eight regular public reporting states in the UN register of conventional arms for 2011. Previously, we reported the occurrence of the same first 28 state reports for 2011 year.

Of the eight States whose reports are placed in this case, the enthusiasm may represent only reports Bulgaria, China, Romania and Sweden.

Attracts the most attention report Bulgaria declared by the delivery of 2011 Georgia 12 122-mm howitzers. Immediately indicated receipt of

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Brand new camouflage system for the German howitzers PzH 2000

German self-propelled howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000 A2, used in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, will be equipped with MMT — Mobile multispectral camouflage system.

The decision was made as a result of live fire test standard camouflage howitzers. They were held Artillery School Bundeswehr in Germany, Idar-Oberstein, from 16 to 20 January 2012 on the tests, system no deterioration after seventy four shots at her.

WTD52 — Bundeswehr Technical center for Protective and Special Technologies — perhaps after the respective tests allow for the introduction of MMT in the howitzers.

Saab Barracuda MMT developed in collaboration with

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