Excalibur Army's DANA-M1 CZ self-propelled howitzer starring in Poland 20309158

MSPO 2015
Official Foreign Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV
International Defense Industry Exhibition & conference
1 - 4 September 2015
Kielce , Poland
Excalibur Army at MSPO 2015
Excalibur Army's DANA-M1 CZ self-propelled howitzer starring in Poland
The Czech Company Excalibur Army presents this year the DANA-M1 CZ, an upgraded variant based on the vz. 77 DAN. The DANA-M1 CZ is a 152mm self-propelled wheeled howitzer developed by Excalibur Army to provide effective artillery support for the Czech Army.
Excalibur Army s DANA M1 CZ self propelled howitzer starring in Poland 640 001Excalibur Army DANA-M1 CZ 152mm self-propelled wheeled howitzer displayed at MSPO 2015
The implemented upgrade items keep the well established combat & service features of the DANA system unchanged and at the same time transform the weapon into an up-to-date and more powerful system. The DANA-M1 CZ boasts an unbeatable rate of fire, greater firing accuracy, excellent vehicle mobility and reliable operation of the system. All these qualities predestine the DANA-M1 CZ self-propelled howitzer to play a significant role in the modern area of artillery support.

The new DANA-M1 CZ include a new, high performance fire control system (FCS) that boosts the combat efficiency of the system and at the same time simplifies its operations. The new developed solution of the FCS is based upon the use of state-of-the-art technologies allowing the DANA-M1 CZ to be integrated into the C4I system.

The DANA-M1 CZ is also equipped with an inertial topographical navigation unit which is mechanically linked to the barrel axis. This allows complicated and time consuming topographical orientation of the gun to be skipped. The inertial topographical navigation unit continuously transfers the current data on the system position and traverse and elevation angles to the ballistic computer.

The main armament of DANA-M1 CZ artillery system is a 152.4mm gun. Up to 36 cartridges in the transporter and 24 in boxes in the turret and on the chassis are carried for the gun. The DANA has firing range comprised between 4.6 and 18.7 km.

The DANA-M1 CZ self propelled gun howitzer is mounted on the upgraded chassis of TATRA 815 VP31 29 265 8x8.1R truck. The upgrade of the chassis has resulted in substantially improved driving properties and manoeuvrability of the vehicle.

The steering system has been modified and the TATRA-NORGEN shift-by-wire system has been newly added. The T3-930 engine has also undergone a major upgrade; new turbochargers and an intercooler have been fitted which results in enhanced torque behaviour and power curve.

.Several modifications have been made to the cabin, as new seats, independent air conditioning, new blackout lightning system and reverse camera.