PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management technical data sheet specifications information description

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PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management 155mm Self-propelled howitzer
 
 
 
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Description
The new PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) Howitzer enhances the combat-proven M109A6 Paladin Self-propelled Howitzer’s reliability, maintainability, performance, responsiveness and lethality and provides increased commonality with the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) of the Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT). The M109A6 PIM uses the existing main armament and cab structure of a Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s chassis components with modem components common to the Bradley vehicle.The M109A6 PIM fires the first round in less than 60 seconds day or night, with a range up to 40 km. The M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management Program is designed to maintain this fleet, and upgrade 600 Paladin systems to the latest configuration. BAE Systems and the U.S. Army have signed a memorandum of understanding that will establish a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to develop and sustain the Army’s M109A6 vehicles throughout their lifecycle. The establishment of a P3 will capitalize on the strengths and capabilities of each organization to ensure the cost-effective and on-time reset of the current fleet of M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers and M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicles (FAASV), as well as the planned production of the 600 M109A6/M992A2 Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) systems.
 
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Armament
The M109A6 PIM Paladin also incorporates select technologies from the Future Combat Systems 155mm NLOS-C (Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon), including an automated projectile loader and modern electric gun drive systems to replace the current 1960s-era hydraulically-operated elevation and azimuth drives. The PIM M109A6 Paladin is armed with a 39-calibre 155mm M284 cannon, which is fitted with an M182A1 gun mount, and has a range of 24km using unassisted rounds or 30km using assisted rounds. The projectile loading can be carried out using the full-stroke hydraulic system, or a semi-automatic loading system is optional.A 12.7mm M2 machine gun is mounted on commander hatch on the top of the turret.
Protection
The turret of PIM M109A6 Paladin is fitted with Kevlar spall suppression lining for additional ballistic protection. The chassis is made with new all-welded aluminium armour. The vehicle is also fitted with belly plate and side armour, increasing crew survivability against new threats of the battlefield.
Mobility
With the Bradley Fighting Vehicle standard Cummins 600-hp engine, the M109A6 PIM has faster acceleration for rapid displacement. The PIM Paladin is equipped with a new chassis, which are being fabricated & assembled with Bradley common components (e.g. engine, transmission, final drives, etc.) to create more commonality across America’s Heavy Brigade Combat teams. BAE Systems expects a growth in overall weight of less than 5%, with additional growth potential built in just in case. The PIM M109A6 Paladin vehicle is powered by a 660 hp engine. The PIM M109A6 Paladin can run at maximum speed of 62 km/h with an estimated cruising range of 300 km.
Accessories
The M109A6 PIM offers increased survivability, because the crew remains inside the vehicle throughout the mission. Along with the “shoot and scoot” capability, the M109A6 PIM features an Automatic Fire Extinguishing System (AFES) and Transparent Armored Gun Shield (TAGS). Hull, turret, suspension and automotive system upgrades increase system reliability. The M109A6 PIM incorporates an onboard computer with comprehensive diagnostics programs that rapidly pinpoint equipment issues early for ease of maintenance while improving system availability.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 155 mm M284 canon and one 12.7 mm machine gun
Country user
United States
Designer Country
United States
Accessories
Fire Extinguishing System (AFES), Transparent Armored Gun Shield (TAGS), computer firing control system, automatic projectile loader.
Personnel
4
Armor
All-welded alumium chassis and Kevlar armour for the turret.
Weight
35,380 kg
Speed
62 km/h maximum speed on road
Range
322 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 9.70 m; Width, 3.91 m; Height, 3.7 m
 
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PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defence industry military technology self-propelled tracked howitzer artillery armoured vehicle
PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defence industry military technology self-propelled tracked howitzer artillery armoured vehicle
   
PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defence industry military technology self-propelled tracked howitzer artillery armoured vehicle PIM M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence identification pictures photos images US Army United States American defence industry military technology self-propelled tracked howitzer artillery armoured vehicle
 
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