Aselsan KMO 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer IDEF 11005171

 
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IDEF 2017
International Defence Industry Fair

9 - 12 May 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
 
KMO Aselsan at IDEF 2017
 
 
New Aselsan KMO 6x6 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer at IDEF 2017.
The Turkish army General Directorate of Military Factories (AFGM) presents a new prototype of 6x6 wheeled self-propelled howitzer at IDEF 2016, Defense Exhibition in Istanbul Turkey. In collaboration with the Turkish Company Aselsan, AFGM has integrated the weapon system of the Turkish-made "Panter" Firtina 155mm 52 cal gun tracked self-propelled howitzer on a 6x6 truck chassis.
     
The Turkish army General Directorate of Military Factories (AFGM) presents a new prototype of 6x6 wheeled self-propelled howitzer at IDEF 2016, Defense Exhibition in Istanbul Turkey. In collaboration with the Turkish Company Aselsan, AFGM has integrated the weapon system of the Turkish-made "Panter" Firtina 155mm 52 cal gun tracked self-propelled howitzer on a 6x6 truck chassis.
New 155mm 52 caliber 6x6 self-propellled howitzer KMO Aselsan at IDEF 2017, defense exhibition in Turkey.
     
Today, the Turkish army has showed interest to acquire a new mobile howitzer offering more mobility than a tracked vehicle. At IDEF 2017, AFGM has unveil the KMO (Kamyona Monteli Obus - Howitzer mounted on Truck) which is a BMC 6x6 military truck chassis with a 155mm 52 calibre barrel mounted at the rear of a truck chassis.
 

Mounted at the rear of the Aselsan KMO is the complete weapon system 155 mm 52 calibre used on the Firtina 155mm self-propelled towed howitzer which is in service the Turkish armed forces. The 155 mm 52 calibre ordnance is fitted with a double baffle muzzle brake and when travelling the ordnance is held in position, located to the immediate rear of the crew cab.

As the KMO is mounted on a wheeled chassis its overall life cycle costs are much lower than a comparable tracked vehicle.

As the Firtina, the new KMO is able to fire all standard 155mm NATO ammunition at a maximum range of 30 km. This new artillery system uses a semi-automatic loading system. A fully enclosed cab has been mounted at the front of the truck and has individual seats for the crew of five. The truck can carry a total of 21 155mm caliber ammunition that are stored in storage boxes located on the side of the truck.

In firing position a large spade is hydraulically lowered at the rear to provide a more stable firing platform. The wheels are raised clear of the ground so that the large spade absorbs all the firing stresses.

According Aselsan project manager, all basic vehicle tests were performed including mobility of the vehicle and movement of the cannon. The next step is the live fire tests in the next few months.
     
The Turkish army General Directorate of Military Factories (AFGM) presents a new prototype of 6x6 wheeled self-propelled howitzer at IDEF 2016, Defense Exhibition in Istanbul Turkey. In collaboration with the Turkish Company Aselsan, AFGM has integrated the weapon system of the Turkish-made "Panter" Firtina 155mm 52 cal gun tracked self-propelled howitzer on a 6x6 truck chassis.
 

 

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