New Army cannon shoots for first time

November 1st, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: New Army cannon shoots for first time

The first round was successfully fired Oct. 23 from the new Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) cannon being developed for the Armyís Future Combat Systems, BAE Systems announced Oct. 31.
Tests of the ultra-lightweight, fully automated 38-caliber, 155mm howitzer are being conducted from a firing platform that includes the gun, a fully automated ammunition handling system and a tracked test chassis. The tests were made at the Armyís Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona, said Ryan Mae, spokesman for BAE Systems.

At least six single-round test shots were made the rest of the week, Mae, said. The tests will be followed by rate-of-fire testing to demonstrate the gunís automated handling system, intended to fire a four-round Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact mission.
The firing platform was developed for the gun tests, allowing the Army to certify the gun for safety, Mae said. A full-up chassis continues under development, he said, and is to be rolled out in 2008.
December 16th, 2006  
FO Seaman
Saw it on "Future Weapons", looks very, very interesting.
May 19th, 2007  
Your link is broken.
May 20th, 2007  
Army Times... November 2006... wonder why its broke?

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