Army Argentine to purchase OTO-Melara MOD-56 light howitzers and M109 155mm howitzers 21121311

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Defence & Security News - Argentine

 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:29 AM
 
Army of Argentine plans to purchase OTO-Melara MOD-56 light howitzers and M109 155mm howitzers.

The Army Commander of Argentine armed forces has announced new acquisition of artillery weapons and equipment. Argentina plans to purchase OTO-Melara Mod 56, an Italian-made 105 mm light howitzer and 36 155mm self-propelled howitzer M109 A5 or A2 version.

     

OTO-Melara Mod 56 is an Italian-made 105 mm light howitzer.
     

Currently, Argentina Armed forces are equipped with 70 OTO-Melara Mod 56 light howitzers.

The new M109 will be purchased to replace the old AMX-F3 and increase the fire power of artillery units of Argentine Army which uses also the TAM VCA (Vehiculo de Combate de Artilleria - Artilley Combat Vehicle), an Italian Palmaria 155mm turret mounted on a TAM light tank chassis.

Argentina is also interested to buy more artillery simulator training systems SITARAN II used for the 20mm anti-aircraft gun Oerlikon 20mm.

     
The new M109 will be purchased to replace the old AMX-F3 and increase the fire power of artillery units of Argentine Army which uses also the TAM VCA (Vehiculo de Combate de Artilleria - Artilley Combat Vehicle), an Italian Palmaria 155mm turret mounted on a TAM light tank chassis.
TAM VCA 155mm self-propelled howitzer of Argentine Army.
     

In October 2013, artillery units were also take delivery of new portable computers with software for computing artillery fire mission data and to exchange information’s with anti-aircraft artillery system.

Finally, Army of Argentine expects to acquire RBS-70 a man portable short range air defence system designed and manufactured by the Swedish Company SAAB. The RBS-70 uses a guided-missile which can be used against any types of aerial target from a range to 250 to 8,000 m.

     
The new M109 will be purchased to replace the old AMX-F3 and increase the fire power of artillery units of Argentine Army which uses also the TAM VCA (Vehiculo de Combate de Artilleria - Artilley Combat Vehicle), an Italian Palmaria 155mm turret mounted on a TAM light tank chassis.
AMX Mk F3 155 155 mm semf-propelled gun of Argentine Army.
 

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