Pakistan army KH179 155mm howitzer South Korea trial tests 12106173

Defense & Security News - Pakistan
 
Pakistan imports one South Korean KH179 155mm howitzer for trial tests.
Pakistan Exim Trade Info’s database shows that the Pakistan Army’s Inspectorate of Armaments imported a Hanwha Corporation KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two Hanwha Corporation 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL) in January and Poongsan Corporation 155mm rounds in March of this year.
     
Pakistan Exim Trade Info’s database shows that the Pakistan Army’s Inspectorate of Armaments imported a Hanwha Corporation KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two Hanwha Corporation 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL) in January and Poongsan Corporation 155mm rounds in March of this year.
South Korean army 155mm towed howitzer during live firing exercise.
     
The KH179 is a towed 155mm field artillery howitzer, transportable by a CH47C helicopter or a C-130 carrier. The KH179 provides Longer range higher reliability and easier maintenance than the medium towed 155mm M114A2 Howitzer. KH179 uses the newly developed 155mm ammunition family.

The KH179 can fire existing NATO 155 mm ammunition and can also accommodate enhanced performance ammunition such as the ERFB projectiles. Range with RAP is stated to be 30,000 m and for normal HE projectiles the range is 22,000 m. Maximum rate of fire is 4 rds/min, dropping to 2 rds/min for sustained fire

Pakistan is also on the process to acquire a new wheeled self-propelled howitzer (SPH) since as early as at least 2008 when it procured two SH-1 howitzers from China for evaluation purposes.

At the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in November 2018, Denel Land Systems showcased and demonstrated its T5-52, a 155 mm 52-calibre gun mounted to the Czech Tatra T815-7 8×8 truck. The T5-52 is capable of firing standard, base bleed, and velocity enhanced shells to 30 km, 42.5 km, and 55 km, respectively (Denel Land Systems). The T5-52 weighs 38 tons and can run at a maximum road speed of 85 km/h with a maximum cruising rnage of 600 km.

The Serbian Company Yugoimport has also showcased its NORA B-52 155 mm 52-calibre artillery system mounted to a Russian KamAZ 8×8 truck. The NORA B-52 can fire standard and base bleed shells to 20 km and 41 km, respectively. The NORA B-52 can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 1,000 km.
 

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