Development of a new wheeled self-propelled howitzer for Israeli Ministry of Defense by Elbit 11304171

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Development of a new wheeled self-propelled howitzer for Israeli Ministry of Defense by Elbit.
On April 4, 2017, Israeli Ministry of Defense has announced the development of new self-propelled howitzer for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) under the lead of the Israeli Defense Company Ellbit Systems. The new artillery system will be based on the ATMOS 155 6x6 self-propelled howitzer.
     
On April 4, 2017, Israeli Ministry of Defense has announced the development of new self-propelled howitzer for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) under the lead of the Israeli Defense Company Ellbit Systems. The new artillery system will be based on the ATMOS 155 6x6 self-propelled howitzer.
Upgraded version of Elbit Systems ATMOS 155mm/52 wheeled self-propelled howitzer at Eurosatory 2014, defense exhibition in Paris, France.
     
The contract of the project could reach $800 million for the development and production of the new artillery system. The new artillery system selected by the Israeli Ministry could be based on the ATMOS, a 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer designed and developed by the Company Elbit Systems.

The ATMOS 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer was unveiled in 2000. It has been developed by Soltam Systems as a private venture. The Soltam Systems ATMOS is based onb a6x6 truck chassis fitted with a a 155 mm/52 calibre ordnance mounted at the rear of the truck.

In June 2014 during Eurosatory, the defense exhibition in Paris, Elbit Systems has presented a new upgraded version of the ATMOS 155mm/52 caliber using a TATRA 6x6 truck chassis. The upgraded version offers ranges exceeding 40km with ERFB-BB ammunition and suitable propelling charge, at an extremely high firing rate of six projectiles per 60 seconds, achieved by using a unique new load assist device.

According to the requests of Israeli Defence Forces, the new artillery system should be able to fire six shells a minute at a range of 40 kilometers. It will replace the old M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers in service with IDF since many years.
 

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