Latest development of ST Kinetics AMGS 155mm artillery gun system
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ST Kinetics Defense Company from Singapore, the land systems division of ST Engineering, presents the latest development of its 155mm caliber Advanced Mobile Gun Systems (AMGS) project at Singapore AirShow 2018. The AMGS is a wheeled self-propelled howitzer mounting a 155mm/52 caliber gun system carried on an 8x8 military truck chassis.
Scale model of ST Kinetics 155mm AGMS Advanced Mobile Gun System at Singapore AirShow 2018. (Picture source Army Recognition)
Operating the AMGS is safer, efficient and faster. Its automatic projectile loading, charge loading and gun laying system is interconnected with a fire control system, enabling firing missions to be conducted remotely from its armoured crew cabin.
The 155mm AMGS is capable of firing a volley of rounds with simultaneous impact. This capability grants an element of surprises in firing missions by removing the unfavorable early warning created by single round-firing. The 155m gun has maximum rate of fire of 6 rounds per three minutes with an effective firing range of 40km with Extended Range, Full Bore (ERFB) ammunition. It has a traverse of +30° with elevation from -3° to +70°
The gun's automated charge and projectile loading system reduces crew fatigue by removing the repetitive tasks of preparing the gun for firing. The crew's safety is further enhanced by reducing their exposure to firing blasts as they are operating the gun from the armoured crew cabin.
The AMGS artillery system has a gross vehicle weight of 28,000 kg, a length of 11.5 m, width of 3 m, and height of 3.5 m This artillery truck howitzer can run at a maximum road speed of 80 km/h and a maximum cross-country speed of 30km/h. The gun system can be remotely operated from the armored cabin. To increase accuracy, the weapon system is proposed with fire control system with integrated navigation unit.
The ST Kinetics AMGS can be operated by a crew of three offering the capacity to fire first rounds in less than 30 seconds from road position and leave the firing position in the same time.