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14 Agustus 2014

Duo Powerful Self-Propelled Artillery of the Vietnamese Army

14 Agustus 2014

2S3 Gvosdika, 28 tonnes self propelled howitzer with maximum firing range 18.5 km (photo : BaoDatViet)

As the 'battle king' of Vietnam artillery, self-propelled guns 2S1 and 2S3 possesses great power can perform many different tasks. 

2S1 self-propelled eager Gvosdika developed by the Soviet Union in 1967 and formally incorporated into service in 1971. This is the kind of fireworks are produced in large quantities and served in dozens of countries. Gvosdika 2S1 chassis used armored troop transport MT-LB. Above that, it mounted a 122mm gun barrel twist D32 combines support system loader (rate of fire of 4-5 rounds/min). 

Because D32 artillery improvements based on D30 122mm artillery tractor so it spent most of the D30 ammunition (bullets blast fragmentation, antitank shells, cluster munitions, smoke rounds, illumination rounds). This saves easier for the supply of ammunition. The amount of ammunition stored in the vehicle for about 40 employees, including 35 rounds often explosive fragmentation (15 km range) and 5 anti-tank members. 



2S1 self-propelled artillery crews controlled by 4 people (car chief, the driver, gunner, loader). The entire hull and turret armored bulletproof often help crew size 7.62 or 12.7mm guns, artillery pieces. 

MT-LB chassis diesel engine 240 hp YaMZ-238V allows a maximum speed of 60km/h. Amphibious 2S1 can speed 4.5km/h, but if this is done to reduce the amount of ammo to 30 members. 

2S3 self-propelled artillery Akatsiya almost "twins" with 2S1 well developed when it entered service in 1971 ZIS also produce huge quantities, necklaces manufacturing operations to 1993 new terminated. 


2S1 Akatsiya, 16 tonnes self propelled howitzer with maximum firing range  15.3 km (photos : BaoDatViet)

2S3 armament D22 152mm caliber, firing rate of 3-4 rounds/min, in theory it can shoot 30 rounds/10 minutes or 75 rounds/hour. The number of reserve ammunition in the car about 40 employees, including 36 who often fragmented and fourth explosive anti-tank members. 

Similarly 2S1, Cannon D22 is an improved design from the D20 152mm artillery tractor, it shared ammo ammunition D20 as road markings, explosive fragmentation rounds, anti-tank shells, bullets lighting and even nuclear weapons. 2S3M later variants can fire high-precision self Krasnopol lead. 



Also, 2S3 also a 7.62mm machine gun sized room on the top of the turret. Gunner can shoot from the vehicle control without creep out. 

2S3 using crawler chassis of air missile systems SA-4, installed a 520-horsepower diesel engine allowing speeds of 60km/h. 

2S3 artillery accumulation may exceed 1.1m high, 2.5m wide moat and has a range of up to 300km.

(BaoDatViet)

26 Juni 2014

Nexter Serahkan 4 Meriam Caesar 155mm

26 Juni 2014
 
Meriam 155mm Caesar TNI AD (all photos : Pindad)

Melihat Meriam Caesar 155 Berdaya Tembak 39 KM yang Dipesan Indonesia

Roanne - Modernisasi alutsista yang dilakukan Kementerian Pertahanan (Kemhan) Republik Indonesia tidak hanya dengan memesan tank Leopard, namun juga memesan produk-produk persenjataan canggih lainnya. Salah satunya adalah meriam Caesar 155, sebuah meriam berkaliber 155 mm yang memiliki daya tembak sejauh 39 KM. Meriam ini dibuat PT Nexter, sebuah perusahaan persenjataan di Roanne, Prancis. 

Rabu (25/6/2014) pukul 13.00 waktu Prancis, tiga buah truk bermesin 2.500 cc yang dilengkapi dengan meriam berukuran panjang dan besar itu sudah diparkir rapi di sebuah ruangan besar di pabrik Nexter untuk menyambut Wamenhan Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin dan delegasi. Ini merupakan tiga dari total 37 meriam Caesar 155 yang telah dipesan Indonesia pada 2013 lalu. 


Pabrik Nexter yang memiliki areal sangat luas ini berada di kota kecil Roanne, sekitar 500 KM dari Kota Paris. Untuk menuju Roanne, dibutuhkan sekitar 4 jam perjalanan menggunakan kereta api cepat dari Paris. Bila menggunakan pesawat, Paris-Roanne bisa ditempuh 1 jam 10 menit dan mendarat di bandara kecil Lyon. Dari bandara Lyon, untuk menuju Nexter, hanya dibutuhkan sekitar 15 menit melalui jalan darat. Pabrik ini berada di pedesaan yang sangat tenang dan indah, jauh dari pemukiman. 

Hari itu memang akan digelar ada roll-out, penyerahan secara simbolis, empat unit Caesar 155 kepada Indonesia. Wamenhan Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin mengharapkan empat unit Caesar ini bisa tiba di Indonesia sebelum 5 Oktober 2014. Selain dipamerkan 3 unit Caesar 155 yang sudah diselesaikan, di ruangan bengkel itu juga telah disusun sekitar 100 kursi untuk tempat duduk para undangan yang akan menyaksikan peristiwa bersejarah ini. 

Caesar 155 akan menjadi andalan baru artileri Angkatan Darat (AD) dalam pertempuran. Baru kali ini, TNI AD memiliki meriam yang memiliki sistem bergerak dan memiliki daya jangka tembakan sejauh 39 KM. Meriam ini juga mampu melepaskan 6 amunisi berbobot 47 kg dalam 1 menit. 


"Ini bagian dari modernisasi alat persenjataan AD. Selama ini kita hanya memiliki meriam berkaliber 155 mm yang ditarik dengan truk, sehingga mobilitas kurang cepat," kata Komandan Pusat Persenjataan Artileri Medan (Danpusenarmed) Brigjen TNI Sonhadji sebelum roll-out dilangsungkan. 

Caesar 155 merupakan meriam 155 mm yang selalu digendong oleh truk bermesin Renault ke mana pun bergerak. Truk berbobot 19 ton ini memiliki laju maksimum 82 KM/jam, sehingga sangat ampuh untuk mobilitas tinggi. Konsepnya, dalam pertempuran nanti, setelah Caesar 155 digunakan melepaskan amunisi untuk menghancurkan target, maka alat persenjataan ini bisa langsung berpindah tempat, sehingga sulit dideteksi musuh.


Wamenhan Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin mengakui bahwa Caesar 155 ini menjawab doktrin yang dikembangkan artileri TNI AD, yaitu senjata berdaya tembak dahsyat dengan mobilitas tinggi. Persenjataan canggih ini menjadi kekuatan pokok yang dibutuhkan untuk menambah kemampuan organisasi TNI. 

"Caesar 155 ini adalah alutsista strategis untuk menambah kemampuan dari satuan Artileri TNI AD yang mempunyai daya tembak yang dahsyat 39 KM, ditambah dengan mobilitas tinggi, karena sistem di kendaraan ini, pada saat dia menembakkan 6 proyektil, dia bisa segera bergeser, sehingga antara mobilitas dan deception itu mencakup," kata Sjafrie yang tampak berseri-seri melihat Caesar 155 ini. 


Meriam ini nantinya dioperasikan oleh 5 prajurit. Pada saat truk bergerak menuju sasaran, lima prajurit duduk di dalam kabin, dengan salah satu bertindak sebagai sopir. Begitu tiba di lokasi penembakan, kelima personel ini akan turun dari truk, bahu membahu untuk mengoperasikan penembakan. Satu personel mengambil amunisi, satu personel menyiapkan fuse (sumbu)-nya, satu personel memantau screen komputer untuk menentukan koordinat target serangan, satu personel bertugas memasukkan amunisi, dan 1 personel sebagai komandan. 

Sistem penembakan di Caesar 155 ini juga telah dibuat otomatis, termasuk proses penyiapan dan pemasukan amunisi ke meriam. Truk ini membawa 18 amunisi yang ditempatkan dengan sangat aman di bagian kanan, sementara 18 fuse-nya ditempatkan di sebelah kiri.

(Detik)

07 Mei 2014

Howitzer KH-179 155mm Disebar di Aceh dan Kalimantan

07 Mei 2014


Howitzer KH-179 buatan Korea Selatan (photos : Media Indonesia, Luputan6)

Howitzer Anyar untuk Kodam di Kalimantan

JAKARTA - Meriam anyar TNI AD kemarin secara resmi diserahkan oleh KASAD kepada jajarannya.

TNI AD membeli 18 unit meriam Howitzer KH 179 kaliber 155 mm dari perusahaan asal Korea Selatan, Hyundai. Meriam tarik tersebut diklaim memiliki daya jangkau lebih jauh dibandingkan para pendahulunya.
    
Meriam tersebut dipesan sejak dua tahun lalu. Untuk mendatangkannya, TNI AD membayar USD 944 ribu per unit. Ditambah lagi dengan kendaraan penarik meriam seharga USD 170 ribu per unit.



Secara keseluruhan, TNI AD harus mengeluarkan dana USD 20,052 juta atau Rp 230,8 miliar untuk mendatangkan meriam-meriam tersebut.
    
Kadispenad Brigjen Andika Perkasa menjelaskan, pembelian meriam itu untuk memenuhi kebutuhan satuan tempur yang kekurangan senjata. Kekurangan itu bisa berarti tidak punya atau sudah memiliki meriam namun sudah uzur. "Rencananya meriam akan ditempatkan di Aceh, Kalbar, dan Kaltim," terangnya kemarin.
    
Artinya, meriam itu akan menjadi alutsista Batalyon 16 Kodam Iskandar Muda, Batalyon 17 Tanjung Pura, dan Batalyon 18 Mulawarman. Masing-masing batalyon mendapatkan enam unit meriam. MabesAD mengakui, persenjataan di ketiga Kodam tersebut masih minim dibandingkan Kodam lainnya.
    

Howitzer KH 179 memiliki laras sepanjang 10,4 meter dan bobot 6.890 kilogram. Merian tersebut bisa menembakkkan hingga empat peluru per menit dan bisa menembak langsung dengan jarak minimum satu kilometer.

"Jangkauan tembakannya 18 kilometer dengan munisi high explosive dan 30 kilometer menggunakan munisi RAP," lanjutnya.
    
Sebelumnya, jangkauan meriam Howitzer TNI AD adalah 12 kilometer melalui seri M-101 105 mm. Kelebihan lainnya, meriam tersebut dilengkapi sistem pengisian peluru semiotomatis dan sistem penembakan malam hari. selain itu, bobotnya yang relatif ringan membuat meriam tersebut bisa diangkut dengan pesawat Hercules.

(JPNN)

04 April 2014

18 Meriam KH-179 155 mm Buatan Korsel Tiba

04 April 2014


meriam KH-179 kaliber 155mm (photo : naver)

Makassar  (ANTARA News) - Kepala Staf Angkatan Darat Jenderal TNI Budiman menyatakan 18 unit atau satu batalyon meriam kaliber 155 mm asal Korea Selatan sudah tiba di Indonesia.

"Ke-18 unit atau satu batalyon meriam 155 mm asal Korea Selatan itu sudah datang. Rencananya, alutsista akan datang secara berangsur-angsur hingga September 2014," katanya setelah membuka Kejurnas Karate Piala Kasad di Gedung Celebes Convention Centre (CCC) Makassar, Jumat.

Lulusan terbaik AKABRI Darat 1978 itu menjelaskan TNI juga menjadwalkan untuk mengambil hasil riset terkait alutsista (alat utama sistem persenjataan) yang merupakan kerja sama TNI dan perguruan tinggi di Indonesia.

"Melalui kerja sama ini membuat Indonesia tidak lagi tergantung dengan negara lain dalam hal persenjataan," katanya.

Terkait hasil riset yang dilakukan tersebut, kata dia, akan diumumkan ke masyarakat luas. 

"Senin nanti kita berencana mengambil hasil riset yang dilakukan tim kami bersama pihak perguruan tinggi, kemudian kami mengumumkan hasilnya," jelasnya.

29 Maret 2014

Israeli Firm Bags P368-M Deal to Supply Artillery to Army

29 Maret 2014


Elbit Systems Athos 155mm howitzer (photo : behance)

MANILA, Philippines -- Elbit Systems Land and C41, a defense material manufacturer based in Israel, won the bid to supply the Army more than P368 million worth of artillery, a source privy to the bidding said.

“Elbit offers P368,837,332 for 12 pieces of 155 Howitzer canons with accessories and ammunition,” beating Bosnian firm BNT, the source said.

The second conference that concluded with the choosing of the winning bid was held in Camp Aguinaldo.

The defense department’s Bids and Awards Committee for the project is led by Assistant Secretary Efren Fernandez.

Elbit offered its Athos howitzer system.

Bids for the contract were opened on December 5 last year, following a pre-bid conference on November 22.

(Interaksyon)

10 Maret 2014

Sagem Wins Order from Nexter Systems to Supply 37 SIGMA 30 Pointing Systems for CAESAR Gun Export Contract

10 Maret 2014


SIGMA 30 Pointing Systems for CAESAR Gun (photo : Defesa Global)

Sagem (Safran) has won a new order from Nexter Systems to supply 37 SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing systems for CAESAR guns, to be delivered to an Asian customer. 

Sagem’s SIGMA 30 system gives long-range artillery system immediate, high-precision firing capability, since they do not need GPS. 

Drawing on Sagem’s proven expertise in navigation systems and inertial sensors, the SIGMA 30 features large digital ring laser gyro technology. Its performance characteristics make it a perfect solution for today’s artillery. Enabling deployment in distributed configurations, the Sigma 30 system enhances the mobility and protection of support forces. It is mounted on the cannon, and offers totally independent operation, protected from enemy countermeasures. 

The SIGMA 30 system contributes to the excellent operational results of CAESAR guns deployed by the French army in today’s most demanding theaters, including Afghanistan and, most recently, Mali, for Operation Serval. 

The contract announced today consolidates Sagem’s partnership with Nexter Systems for the CAESAR gun, by bringing the advantages of latest-generation inertial systems to the company’s entire range of combat vehicles, whether in production or under development. All CAESAR artillery systems now in service, more than 250 units, are equipped with the SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing system. They are produced at Sagem’s Montluçon plant. 

In addition to CAESAR guns, Sagem’s SIGMA 30 system outfits 40 other artillery systems, including: PzH2000 (Krauss Maffei Wegmann), MLRS M270 (Airbus Defense), Nora (SDPR), Archer (BAE), and the 2R2M mobile mortar (Thales). 

Sagem has developed proven expertise in all inertial technologies (mechanical, laser, fiber-optic, vibrating), with more than 60 years of experience on both civil and military navigation systems operating in all environments around the world. 

(Sagem)

05 Maret 2014

DND Rebidding 155mm Howitzers

05 Maret 2014

DND will acquire 12 units 155mm howitzer (photo : Rowielip)

Philippine gov't to purchase 12 howitzers

MANILA (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government said Wednesday that it would acquire 12 units of 155-millimeter howitzers in its bid to upgrade the army's capability to fight leftist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) and the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.

The Department of National Defense (DND) said the government is spending 438.6 million pesos (9.78 million U.S. dollars) to purchase the weapons.

The DND said it will conduct a bidding, which will be open to local and foreign contractors on March 11.

The government said the additional howitzers will be used by the Philippine Army which is at the forefront in the fight against the NPA and the Abu Sayyaf.

(Xinhua)

17 Februari 2014

Elbit Systems Debut with a New Variant of ATMOS for the Royal Thai Army

17 Februari 2014


The new 6×6 configuration of the ATMOS was designed to address the Thai Army requirements. (photo: Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems Debut with a New Variant of ATMOS

A new version of Elbit Systems’ Autonomous Truck Mounted howitzer System (ATMOS) 155 mm/39-calibre SP artillery system was developed for the Royal Thai Army (RTA), in cooperation with Thailand’s military industrial complex. A first unit comprising six CAESAR 155mm/52 caliber guns is currently in service. The ATMOS platform is designed to operate the 155mm/52 caliber tube, but in Thailand the Army opted for the 155mm/39 caliber howitzer using a 6×6 truck. The ATMOS has already been demonstrated implemented on 8×8 trucks, carrying 54 caliber guns.

The RTA is expected to field a second battery of truck-mounted howitzers. It is designed with a low silhouette making the camouflaged vehicle indistinctive on road travel. Many of the gun’s systems are automated, enabling operation by a crew of three personnel. The ATMOS system is fully integrated with Elbit Systems’ command and control and various systems enabling to reduce the workload the crew is faced with.

The prototype development has recently been completed in Israel and was demonstrated in firing series prior to delivery to the customer. Follow-on production systems will be built in Thailand. The current requirement is for six systems. The development has been underway since 2012.

The RTA currently operates a battery of six Nexter Systems CAESAR 155 mm/52-calibre (6×6) SP artillery systems and it had been expected that additional systems would be ordered to form a complete regiment of 18 weapons.

According to Jane’s Defense Weekly, the SPGs will be produced at the Thai Army Artillery and Mortar Production Division of the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) Weapon Production Centre (WPC). The locally produced guns are expected to be delivered by the military factory in 2015.

In India, Elbit Systems and Bharat Forge are promoting the ATMOS to meet the Indian Army MGS requirement. The two companies are also collaborating in other artillery modernization programs in India, including the up-gunning of 130mm M46 to 155mm/45 Caliber. The program offers the Army operators improved logistics through the lifespan of the gun.The two partners are also pursuing the Indian 155mm/52 Autonomous Towed howitzer requirement offering the ATHOS towed gun system. As an autonomous weapon platform ATHOS integrates a highly sophisticated and accurate navigation and positioning system, comprising an inertial navigation system, global positioning and on-board firing computer offering maximum flexibility and efficiency. Automated ammunition loading system to accelerate firing series and minimize the exposure of the gun in the firing position.

(Defense Update)

17 Januari 2014

Self-Propelled Gun Made in Vietnam

17 Januari 2014

105mm truck mounted howitzer made in Vietnam (all photos : kienthuc, datviet)

(Kienthuc.net.vn) - self-propelled gun built by Vietnam itself is placed on the base chassis truck tires, equipped with 105mm caliber artillery.

Recently, the newspaper  Quân đội Nhân dân published the article  “Thượng tướng Đỗ Bá Tỵ chỉ đạo bắn kỹ thuật, chiến thuật các loại hỏa lực tại Quân khu 5”. It is worth noting that newspapers have published photographs of the self-propelled gun is annotated: "Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty and Department of Defense missions test 105 self-propelled artillery."



Observe the image, we can see here is most likely due to self-propelled guns Vietnam to design and manufacture. Artillery was placed on a truck chassis military tires (which may be the Zil car or Kamaz, Ural). Guns used 105mm caliber, high possibility that M101 105mm guns produced by the U.S., which seized our troops after 1975. Also, the Soviet artillery is most size-152mm 122-130.

Size 105mm M101 howitzer designed by American producers from the 2nd World War, weighs 2.26 tons, 5.94 m long, equipped with 105mm barrel size for a range of 11.2 km. Fireworks can shoot shooting modes directly or indirectly, high accuracy, suitable for supporting infantry.


Clearly not self-propelled guns can be equipped with automatic reload mechanism or fire control system provides precision artillery than not?

Anyway, we are self-made self-propelled artillery is good news, help strengthen the ground forces are needed to modernize.

Currently, the army equipped with artillery also had self-propelled artillery (cannons 2S1, 2S3 Soviet Union) but not so many.


105mm self-propelled gun is now on display at the military training center National 2. Where the shoot will take place the kinds of firepower in staffing levels infantry divisions to serve the conference and draw experience from the fire building, sports training and military schools will be held tomorrow 15/1.

Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, member of the Party Central Committee, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of General Staff, Deputy Defense Minister to lead delegation Department of Defense direct the shoot new engineering curriculum weapons in staffing levels Infantry Division.

16 Desember 2013

US Firm Wins P439-m 155mm Howitzer Deal

16 Desember 2013


The bidding involves the supply of 155mm howitzers and ammunition (photo : dagamerstable)

US firm wins P439-m arms deal

An American firm is said to have been awarded the contract to supply artillery worth P438.62 million to the Philippine Army in the bidding conducted by the Bids and Awards Committee of the Department of National Defense.

In the opening of the bid documents on Dec. 5, the bids committee, led by Assistant Secretary Efren Fernandez, initially considered Elbit Systems Land and C4I as the winning bidder.

The pre-bid conference was held on Nov. 22 at the BAC Conference Room inside the Defense Department building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

But some Defense insiders who spoke on condition of anonymity said they noted possible irregularities in the bidding process “just to beat the deadline.”

“The bidding process was very fast,” one insider said.

“Elbit’s documents were problematic. The Technical Working Group’s supplemental documents were chaotic.”

Contacted through his mobile phone, Fernando Manalo, Defense undersecretary for Finance, Munitions, Installations and Materiel, could not immediately give a comment on the matter.

“I’m sorry I have no information yet about the progress of the bidding. I have to consult first the chairman of the BAC,” Manalo said.

The bidding involves the supply of 155mm howitzers and ammunition for P438,620,000.

From October to December there had been a rush of biddings being conducted by the Defense Department for some big-ticket items to upgrade the military’s capability, which involves billions of pesos from the P75 billion approved by President Benigno Aquino III to modernize the military.

A second source said the Defense Department was rushing the bidding of all projects for 2013 to meet the December deadline, else the budget reverts back to the National Treasury.

(Manila Standard Today)

09 Desember 2013

TNI AD Akan Mendapatkan 1 Batalion Meriam Tarik KH-179 Kaliber 155mm

09 Desember 2013


KH-179 howitzer tarik 155mm dengan berat 6,9 ton dengan jarak jangkau 22 km dengan Normal HE Projectiles  atau 30 km dengan Rocket-Assisted Projectile (photo : Militaryphotos)

Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Darat ini berbicara mengenai alat utama sistem senjata, profesionalisme dan kesejahteran prajurit, serta netralitas TNI.

Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI), khususnya Angkatan Darat, terus berupaya meningkatkan kualitas maupun kuantitas alat utama sistem senjata (alutsista). Sebagai pengawal kedaulatan negara, wajar jika TNI dibekali persenjataan yang canggih. Selain senjata, TNI, khususnya Angkatan Darat juga berupaya meningkatkan profesionalisme dan kesejahteraan prajurit.

Untuk mengetahui lebih jauh soal ini, wartawan Koran Jakarta, Marcellus Widiarto, Wandi Yusuf, dan Mochamad Ade Maulidin mewawancarai Kepala Staf TNI Angkatan Darat, Jenderal TNI Budiman, di rumah dinasnya, di Jakarta, Kamis (5/11) malam lalu.

Masih mengenakan pakaian dinas lengkap, Jenderal yang kerap bertutur kata lembut dan bicaranya terstruktur ini, juga bercerita mengenai berbagai persoalan yang dihadapi prajurit TNI AD. Berikut wawancara selengkapnya.

Kini alutsista TNI AD sudah semakin canggih. Apakah sebagian besar merupakan produk dalam negeri?

Untuk alutsista, kebetulan prioritas kita di TNI AD adalah mengupayakan produk dalam negeri. Nah, dari berbagai penambahan alutsista, umumnya alutsista ini untuk menggantikan alutsista-alutsista yang sudah terlalu tua. Dan bahkan ada alutsista yang umurnya lebih tua dari saya.

Kita coba lihat dari alutsista infanteri. Hampir 95 persen adalah produk dalam negeri. Mulai dari senjata laras pendek, laras panjang, senapan mesin, mortir, sampai kendaraan taktis (rantis) Anoa, dan rantis Komodo. Itu semua produk dalam negeri.

Yang masih didatangkan dari luar seperti anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Peluru yang pakai guided masih ada yang harus dibeli dari luar. Tapi, untuk satuan infanteri hampir keseluruhan sudah (produk dalam negeri). Untuk rantis Anoa mungkin kita masih terbatas. Tapi, secara keseluruhan sudah lebih dari 70 persen. Ini artinya, kita sudah modern kalau dihitung dari kebutuhannya berapa. Tank Marder juga masih kita beli dari luar. Marder itu adalah Infanteri Fighting Vehicle.

Bagaimana dengan satuan kavaleri?

Untuk kavaleri kita beli tank Leopard. Leopard adalah main battle tank terbaik di dunia. Kita beli untuk Leopard 2A4 sebanyak 1 batalion atau 42 unit. Kita juga beli Leopard 2 Revolution atau RI. Tank itu sebanyak 1 batalion plus 1 kompi. Jumlahnya sebanyak 42 tank ditambah 13, jadi ada sebanyak 55 unit.

Kemudian, kami juga melengkapi Leopard yang digunakan untuk jembatan, zeni, dozer, excavator, dan recovery. Basic mesinnya juga dari Leopard. Tank jenis ini ada sekitar 13–15 unit. Jumlah Marder sendiri ada sekitar 50 unit.

KH-178 howitzer tarik 105mm (photo : Defense Studies)

Untuk artileri medan (Armed)?

Untuk Armed itu cukup banyak (membeli dari luar). Kita membeli multi launch rocket system (MLRS). Itu untuk 2 batalion. MLRS ini kita beli yang Avibras buatan Brasil dengan daya jangkau lebih dari 100 km. Kemudian, areal kehancuran mencapai 4 hektare dan jenis kehancurannya menyeluruh dan mematikan.

Ini setara dengan Himars-nya Amerika Serikat atau buatan Rusia. Ini seimbang. Bedanya, kita menggunakan untuk kepentingan kedaulatan, sedangkan Himars untuk kepentingan terorisme dan akurasinya sangat tinggi.

Kita juga membeli Caesar atau meriam 155 Howitzer. Meriam ini bisa masuk pada kedudukan siap tembak hanya dalam 2 menit. Jarak tembak maksimal mencapai 42 km. Peluru belum sampai, dia sudah bisa tinggalkan tempat. Dalam prinsip perang artileri lawan artileri, sebelum musuh tahu, kita sudah harus bisa pindah. Jumlahnya sebanyak 2 batalion.

Kita juga beli juga meriam 155mm KH179 buatan Korea Selatan sebanyak 1 batalyon. Ada juga meriam 105mm KH178 Armed Korea Selatan sebanyak 3 batalyon.

Untuk penangkis serangan udara, kita membeli 9 baterai Mistral sebanyak 3 batalyon. Mistral ini memang digunakan untuk jarak pendek. Probabilitasnya mencapai 96 persen kemungkinnan kena. Jadi hanya human error yang membuat dia meleset. Kita juga akan membeli 5 detasemen Starstreak. Tapi, ini masih dalam proses.

Lalu, bagaimana dengan pengadaan helikopter?

Helikopter kita masih akan datang 16 unit Bell 412 dan 12 unit heli serang Fennec dan 8 unit heli Apache. Apache ini direncanakan akan datang pada 2017. Dan sesuai kontrak, Bell dan Fennec tinggal tunggu datang. Dipastikan sudah ada 80 persen pada 2014.Yang belum kita beli adalah peralatan untuk satuan Zeni dan bantuan lainnya. Pada satuan ini pembelian lebih pada tembakan fire precision. Mungkin akan kita lengkapi pada tahun anggaran selanjutnya.

Apakah semua ini sudah bisa memenuhi minimum essential forces (MEF)?

Kalau kita lihat MEF sudah bisa mencapai keseluruhan 30 persen. Tapi, nanti setiap orang ngomongnya berbeda karena bergantung dari sudut mana dia membuat satu penilaian. Kalau untuk penilaian sampai 2014, kita sudah memenuhi. Itu sebabnya kekuatan kita cukup lumayan diperhitungkan di Asia Tenggara.

Pada dasarnya kita memprioritaskan alutsista dalam negeri untuk menghemat devisa, tapi pada teknologi yang belum mampu, kita harus beli dari luar. Kebijakan yang akan datang, kalau kita membeli harus dilakukan alih teknologi. Paling tidak menjadi joint production (produksi bersama). Ini sesuai dengan UU tentang Industri Pertahanan.

Bagaimana dengan sumber daya prajuritnya, apakah sudah siap untuk mengawaki alutsista canggih tersebut?

Kebetulan semenjak saya masih Dan Kodiklat, untuk pendidikan kita sudah menuju pada era teknologi informasi. Komputerisasi. Jadi, dari 2010 kita sudah memulai setiap prajurit sudah menggunakan komputer dalam proses belajar-mengajar. Paling tidak dia sudah tak gaptek (gagap teknologi) lagi.

Khusus personel yang akan mengawaki alat-alat canggih, kita lakukan psikotes ulang. Baik pada skala IQ maupun EQ sehingga betul-betul seusuai peruntukan. Proses ini sedang dan sudah kita lakukan.

Kemudian, mulai ke depan, rekrutmen akan sangat memperhatikan kualitas intelektual selain kepribadian. Jasmani nanti kita bimbing. Kalau dapat yang memang larinya (fisiknya) bagus, itu lebih baik. Tapi dengan kita bimbing secara bertahap, kita yakin bisa. Yang penting modal otak dulu yang kita prioritaskan.

Selain itu, kita sedang membuat pokja yang menyiapkan piranti lunak dalam bentuk doktrin, petunjuk lapangan, petunjuk teknis, dan sebagainya. Kemudian, untuk sektor pendidikan sudah kita kirim ke negara pembuat (alutsista). Para calon pelatih kita prioritaskan kirim ke sana supaya hemat. Kalau kita kirim semua percuma, lebih baik para calon pelatihnya saja. Dan ini sudah berjalan, termasuk penyiapan kelengkapan seperti garasi hingga aturannya. Sudah kita siapkan semuanya.

See full article : Koran Jakarta 

05 Desember 2013

Defense Set to Acquire P700-M Howitzers, Ammunitions

05 Desember 2013


DND set to acquire 12 units of 155mm Towed Howitzer (photo : Elbit)

MANILA - The Department of National Defense (DND) has announced the public bidding for the purchase of P700 million worth of howitzers and ammunitions.

Assistant Defense Secretary and DND-Bids and Awards Committee chairman Efren Fernandez said the acquisition of 12 units of 155mm Towed Howitzer has an approved budget of P438.6 million.

The other project, which has a budget of P303.8 million, requires the purchase of 5,990 rounds of ammunition for 25mm gun, 43,578 rounds of ammunition for 40mm gun, and 4,500 rounds of ammunition for 105mm gun and explosives.

He said the acquisitions will be for the use of the 80,000-strong Philippine Army, which is at the forefront of addressing internal threats.

The military is aiming to defeat the New People’s Army and the Abu Sayyaf on or before the end of the term of President Aquino in July 2016 as provided in the Internal Peace and Security Plan Bayanihan.

The projects will be via open competitive bidding as anchored on the Government Procurement Act. Local and foreign bidders are welcome.

The howitzers must be delivered within 360 days from the opening of the letter of credit, while the ammunitions will have to be delivered within 210 to 240 days.

(ABS CBN News)

11 November 2013

Seoul Sees More Weapons Sales to Thailand

11 November 2013

DW3000H frigate (photo : thaifighterclub)

BANGKOK — South Korea is looking to sell more weapons systems, including warships and aircraft, to Thailand, which is pushing to modernize its armed forces to meet security challenges.

Following a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for a 3,700-ton frigate, the Royal Thai Navy plans to procure one more frigate built by the South Korean shipyard, according to officials. The contract for the first frigate was signed in August. The deal was valued around $470 million, the highest weapons import for a single item in Thailand.

“The delivery of the first frigate, DW 3000F, will take place in 2017, and we expect a following order for the second ship in the coming years,” said Kim Deog-soo, director of the naval & special ship marketing team at DSME. DSME was one of the South Korean defense contractors that participated in the Defense & Security 2013 from Monday through Thursday at the IMPACT Exhibition Center here.

The frigate for the Thai Navy is based on the design of the Korean Navy’s 4,000-ton KDX-1. The ship is equipped with up-to-date weapons systems from major defense contractors worldwide.


DW1400T submarine with AIP technology (photo : far maroc)

Among the key armament are Swedish Saab’s 9LV Mk4 combat management system; the Mk 41 vertical launch system from US Lockheed Martin; evolved Sea Sparrow missiles of Raytheon; the Boeing RGM-84 Harpoon missiles; Turkish Oto Melera 76mm super rapid gun; and two UK MSI-Defence Seahawk 30mm cannons.

The Thai Navy also is considering buying a submarine, in an apparent move to respond to the rapid naval modernization of its neighbors, including Indonesia and Malaysia, both of which bought South Korean submarines and training ships, respectively.

“The latest contract with DSME is a big step forward toward upgrading the Thai Navy,” a high-ranking officer of the Thai Navy’s procurement bureau said Monday during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Adm. Shin Jung-ho of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s ship project bureau. “We have yet to lay out a submarine project in detail due to budget issues, but the thing is that we need a submarine and the government will make a decision on that in the near future.”

“South Korea sells not just a ship, but a package of logistics support and training programs,” Shin replied. “The South Korean Navy will make utmost efforts to help the Thai Navy deploy its frigate successfully.”


T/A-50 Golden Eagle (image : KAI)

South Korea’s representative at the Thai defense fair stressed the arms exports to Thailand will further boost the country’s weapons sales in the Southeast Asian region.

“On the basis of improved relations between the two governments, the Thai military is expected to acquire more weapons built by our nation,” said Lee Yong-dae, director of the South Korean Defense Ministry’s procurement bureau. “In particular, our export strategy of selling a package of weapons and relevant technology meets the requirements of the Thai armed forces’ modernization schemes.

Lee revealed that the Royal Thai Air Force has shown interest in purchasing an attack variant of the T-50 supersonic trainer aircraft built by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin.

“The Thai air force requested KAI for information about the T-50 jet,” said the retired two-star army general, adding Thailand is interested in buying 16 T-50 variants, including the TA-50 armed trainer and FA-50 light attacker.


EVO-105 105mm truck mounted howitzer (image : samsung techwin)

The Royal Thai Army eyes a truck-mounted howitzer built by Samsung Techwin, according to Lee, in an effort to modernize its artillery force.

The vehicle, dubbed EVO-105, consists of a standard South Korean KM500 five-ton truck chassis with the rear cargo area modified to accept the upper part of the US 105MM M101 towed howitzer.

“The vehicle features the fire control system used in the K9 howitzer’s 155mm/52-caliber gun,” a Techwin spokesman said. “It’s cheaper and faster than the standard K9, which is attractive to Southeast Asian nations.”

About 800 EVO-105 vehicles are to be deployed with South Korea’s Army in 2017, he noted.

(DefenseNews)

06 November 2013

Elbit, Thai Industry Collaborate on ATMOS 155 mm SP Howitzer

06 November 2013


An ATMOS 155 mm/39-calibre SP artillery system integrated onto a 6x6 chassis. Source: Elbit Systems (photo : Jane's)

Elbit Systems and Thailand's military industrial complex are collaborating on the production of the Israeli company's Autonomous Truck Mounted howitzer System (ATMOS) 155 mm self-propelled (SP) howitzer, it has emerged.

The co-operation programme has been under way since 2012, and represents a major feature of the closer industrial ties between the two countries that is evident at the Defense and Security 2013 exhibition in Bangkok.

Thailand is understood by IHS Jane's to have ordered six ATMOS gun systems, although further orders are expected at a later date.

Under the arrangement, Elbit is building the first platform in Israel while the latter five will be built, following technology transfer, by the Artillery and Mortar Production Division of the Royal Thai Army's (RTA's) Weapon Production Centre (WPC). The RTA is expected to take delivery of the Israeli-built system before the end of 2013 and the locally built platforms by 2015.

Other collaboration programmes currently under way between the two countries are similarly focused on the Thai production of a range of materiel developed by, and purchased from, Israel Military Industries (IMI).

For instance, IMI is partnering the RTA's Military Explosives Factory (MEF) on the production of 81 mm and 120 mm mortar projectiles and 155 mm bimodular artillery charge systems. IMI is also teamed with the WPC and Ministry of Defence's Defence Technology Institute on the production 105 mm M156 high-explosive tank cartridges and rocket artillery systems respectively.

These collaborative programmes reflect Israel's increased penetration in the Thai defence market. Other deals to have been concluded in recent years include the Royal Thai Air Force's procurement of tactical unmanned aerial system produced by Innocon in partnership with local composite material manufacturer G-Force, and the RTA has also taken delivery of more than 1,000 IMI-made 5.56 mm Negev light machine guns and 15,000 5.56 mm IMI Tavor Tar-21 rifles.

COMMENT

The ATMOS was originally developed by Soltam Systems, which is now part of the Elbit Group, as a private venture to meet potential requirements for the home and export markets for a wheeled 155 mm artillery system with greater strategic mobility than tracked SP artillery systems.

ATMOS can be integrated onto the rear of a 6x6 or 8x8 cross-country chassis. It is being marketed with a 155 mm 39/45 or 52-calibre ordnance depending on requirements.

When fitted with a 155 mm/39-calibre ordnance with a chamber volume of 16.85 litres, the maximum range is quoted as 30 km firing an extended range full bore base bleed (ERFB-BB) projectile.

When fitted with a 155 mm/45-calibre ordnance and with a chamber volume of 23.55 litres, maximum range is quoted as 39 km firing an ERFB-BB projectile.

The longest range of 41 km firing an ERFB-BB projectile is obtained when the system is fitted with a 155 mm/52-calibre ordnance.

ATMOS is already in service with a number of countries and has been evaluated by the Israel Defence Force.

The RTA currently operates a battery of six Nexter Systems CAESAR 155 mm/52-calibre (6x6) SP artillery systems and it had been expected that additional systems would be ordered to form a complete regiment of 18 weapons.

The decision to procure ATMOS could indicate that the RTA will not procure any additional Nexter CAESAR systems.

The only other SP artillery systems deployed by the RTA are 20 BAE Systems M109A5 155 mm tracked systems plus a similar number of M992 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicles that were delivered in 1993/94.

(Jane's)

30 Juli 2013

Israeli Firms Show Defense Products to Army

30 Juli 2013


The Soltam Systems' state-of-the-art Autonomous Towed Howitzer ATHOS 2052 is a long range 155mm 52 cal. Gun, achieving a max. range of 41 km. (photo : Soltam)


MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Army, looking to modernize its equipment to boost territorial defense, on Tuesday got a glimpse of the wares showcased by four defense suppliers accredited by the Israel Defense Industries (IDI).

The four firms conducted product demonstrations in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City to “enable the Philippine Army to determine the advance technology with regard to military equipment that will address  the requirements in the field,” Army spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said.

The firms include Israel Military Industries (IMI), ELBIT System Ltd., Israel Aerospace Industries, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Their representatives gave the Philippine Army’s Technical Assessment Teams a sneak peek into their products.

Army chief Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes was among the military and defense officials led by Patrick Velez, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Installations and Logistics (OASAIL), in going over prospective defense products for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to buy under its modernization program.

Among the products the Army is looking to purchase are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and multiple launch rocket system (MLRS); Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Night Fighting Systems; and Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence equipment.

 Also on its shopping list are units of 155mm Computerized Autonomous Truck Mounted System, a modern version of the manually-operated 155mm howitzer.

Meanwhile, the Air Force is considering the purchase of missile systems from Israel for the FA50 lead-in trainer jets that the country plans to buy, with a budget P18.9 billion, from the supplier Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) of South Korea.

Cabangbang said Coballes invited the IDI to afford the Technical Assessment Teams a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the defense equipment, and thus boost their market research and analysis; and familiarize them with new technology and platforms regarding military hardware.

(InterAksyon)

16 Juli 2013

TNI Uji Meriam Korea Selatan di Urut Sewu

16 Juli 2013


UJI MERIAM: Personil TNI AD melakukan uji Meriam Howitzer 105 mm jenis tarik KH-178 buatan Korea Selatan di pesisir selatan Desa Setrojenar, Kebumen. (photo : Suara Merdeka)

KEBUMEN, suaramerdeka.com - TNI AD menggelar uji terima terhadap Meriam Howitzer 105 MM jenis KH-178 di pesisir selatan Desa Setrojenar, Kecamatan Buluspesantren, Kebumen, Selasa (16/7). Uji terima meriam produksi Kores Selatan itu ditinjau langsung oleh  Wakasad Letjen TNI M Munir.

Ikut mendampingi Waasop Kasad Brigjen TNI George I Supit, Kadislitbang TNI AD Brigjen TNI Kun Priambodo, dan Dirpalat Brigjen TNI I Wayanb Cager. Tampak pula Kasdam IV Diponegoro Brigjen TNI Agus Kriswanto, Danrem 072 Pamungkas Brigjen TNI Adi Wijaja dan Dandim 0709 Letkol Dany Rakca Andalawasan.

Kalakgiat Uji Meriam Howitzer 105 MM Kolonel CPL Sri Sunanto menjelaskan, dalam uji terima di Urut 

Sewu pihaknya melakukan uji penembakan sebanyak dua pucuk meriam sebagai simpel. Pengujian dilakukan dengan jarak 6 km, 10 km dan 11,8 km.

"Uji terima meriam guna mendapatkan data dan fakta terhadap meriam produk Korea Selatan itu, sesuai dengan spesifikasi standar penerimaan (SSP)," ujar Kolonel CPL Sri Sunanto kepada suaramerdeka.com di sela-sela uji terima.

Kolonel Sri Sunanto yang sehari-hari menjabat Kasubdit Binjat Ditpalat TNI AD tersebut menambahkan, materi uji yang dilakukan meliputi uji non destructive (tidak merusak) dan uji destruktif bersifat merusak. Uji sebelumnya dilakukan di Lapangan Tembak ASR TNI AU Pandanwangi, Lumajang.

"Nanti masih ada rangkaiannnya lagi, seperti latihan dari operator dan perawatannya," imbuhnya.

Lebih lanjut, dia menyebutkan, pembelian meriam tersebut merupakan lanjutan dari kontrak eksport (KE) pembelian Alutsista TNI AD dari Korea Selatan. Adapun jumlahnya sekitar 54 pucuk meriam.

(Suara Merdeka)

25 Juni 2013

Army Eyes Hi-tech Mounted Artillery

25 Juni 2013


Soltam Atmos 2000 Wheeled self-propelled 155 mm howitzer (photo : Elbit)

THE Philippine Army is planning to purchase a number of self-propelled 155mm artillery to bolster the country’s territorial defense capability, defense and military sources told Manila Standard Today.

The sources did not disclose how many guns are being considered, but Army chief Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes is pushing for the acquisition of a computerized autonomous truck-mounted 155mm artillery system produced by the Israeli defense contractor Soltam Systems.

The military already has 14 Soltam M-71 155mm towed howitzers, 12 M114A1 155mm towed howitzers and hundreds of 105mm howitzers, including 12 that were recently donated by the Italian government.

One source said the delivery of 12 more 155mm howitzers of unspecified make has been delayed and Coballes wants to junk the order and replace it with advanced wheeled howitzers made by Soltam.

The system is called Autonomous Truck Mounted System (ATMOS) 2000, a long range, fast moving, truck mounted howitzer with high firepower and mobility, rapid deployment, short response time, operable in all kinds of terrain.

The system is integrated with a fully computerized system, providing an automatic control, accurate navigation and target acquisition, the system is offered with various gun calibers, but the military is interested in the 39 calibre, or 155mm.

However, the source said the ATMOS 2000 will likely need the approval of the Department of National Defense because the cost of the system may surpass the P50-million cap given to the Armed Forces chief of staff.



Moreover, the source said the project may pose a “little problem” because the prime movers, or artillery tractors, of the 12 155mm guns that the defense department ordered three years ago from an unidentified overseas supplier gas already been delivered.

“I think there are at least 12 prime movers – those big military trucks you saw during one of the presentations made by the AFP – have already been delivered,” the source said.

“If are they going to scrap the purchase and delivery of the 12 cannons, what will they do with the prime movers that are already with the AFP?” he asked.

A second source confirmed said that six of the prime movers are with the Army while the other six are with the Marines.

When aslked to confirm the planned artillery purchase, Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr. declined to confirm or deny the proposal.

“I am not at liberty to discuss the specifics of the AFP Modernization program much more the details and types of armaments to be acquired,” he said.

But a third source said Department of National Defense Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez left for Istael last week along with representatives from the different armed services to shop and possibly initiate purchase agreement with suppliers.

Among the items in the agenda is the possible acquisition of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) or multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) from Israel Military Industries Ltd. or Rafael Advance Defense Systems, the source said.

(Manila Standard Today)

10 Mei 2013

LINAPS Artillery Pointing Technology has been Selected by NZDF

10 Mei 2013


LINAPS Artillery Pointing System is a revolutionary selfcontained gun mounted navigation, pointing and weapon management system for all Artillery and Mortar platforms  (photo : finmeccanica)

Selex ES sees export success in UAE, New Zealand, Poland: €11.5M for artillery pointing systems

Boosting its drive for growth in export markets, Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has recently seen its LINAPS artillery pointing technology selected by a number of international customers in contracts totalling more than €11.5 Million. The contracts include;

An award from the New Zealand Defence Force to supply complete LINAPS systems for their L119 Light Gun fleet.

The core of the LINAPS system, the FIN3110 Inertial Navigation Unit, has also been selected for the Jobaria Defense Systems Multiple Cradle Launcher (MCL) system deployed by the United Arab Emirates. Each Jobaria platform will be equipped with five FIN3110 units, one in the cab to assist with navigation and fire control and a unit for each of the Jobaria’s four missile cradles to allow each launcher to aim independently.


Royal New Zealand Army L119 105mm light howitzer (photo : dividshub)

Selex ES has also been selected by the Polish Army to equip a number of its 155mm AHS Krab howitzers with the FIN3110 system.

LINAPS is a battle proven, gun-mounted navigation, pointing and weapon management system. It enables rapid and accurate artillery deployment in all weather conditions, day and night. The system is currently in active use in Afghanistan with the UK Royal Artillery and is in-service with Canada, Malaysia and Thailand. The FIN3110 Inertial Navigation Unit is the core of the LINAPS system and is based on the same ring laser-gyro technology. It provides a continuous and accurate navigation solution for platform crews. The FIN3110 has been installed on all of the British Army's AS-90 artillery systems and has been chosen for most UAE artillery systems including the G6 howitzer and upgraded M109L47.

"Export markets are central for our business in the coming years, so these are particularly important programmes." said Alastair Morrison, Senior Vice President, Radar and Advanced Targeting, adding "The LINAPS has been proven to deliver accurate and reliable data in all operations time and time again and we’re proud that artillery detachments are able to rely on the system."

(Selex ES)

10 April 2013

Arsenal Baru dalam Myanmar Army Day 2013

10 April 2013

Type 87 Anti Tank Gun buatan China (all photos : Reuters)

Myanmar Army Day pada tanggal 27 Maret 2013 lalu, dirayakan dengan parade dan defile. Pada perayaan kali ini Angkatan Darat Myanmar menampilkan beberapa arsenal terbarunya. Dominasi peralatan dari Rusia dan China mewarnai parade ini.  Angkatan Bersenjata Myanmar banyak membeli peralatan baru seiring dengan peningkatan anggaran pertahanan untuk memodernisasi peralatannya. 



Pechora 2M Surface to Air Missile

Oboronitelnye Sistemy perusahaan joint venture antara Russia dan Belarus ini berhasil memasok Pechora 2M low-altitude surface-to-air missile system.  Pechora merupakan versi upgrade dari SA-3 Goa. Sistem ini mempunyai kemampuan untuk menembak jatuh pesawat pada jarak 27 km (beberapa pihak mengatakan bahwa jangkauan rudal ini mencapai 35 km). Sistem peluncur rudal menggunakan truk 6x 6 MZKT-8022.


Type 87 Anti Tank Gun

Berawal dari kendaraan 6x6 WZ551, oleh Norinco telah dikembangkan menjadi Type 87 anti tank gun. Kendaraan dengan berat 19 ton ini mengusung kanon 105mm, dan masih dapat dipacu hingga kecepatan 80 km/jam. Selain kanon utama tersebut kendaraan ini masih dilengkapi dengan 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun dan 7.62mm co-axial machine gun. Populasi Type 87 tidaklah terlalu banyak, namun varian yang mirip dengannya yaitu PTL02 yang dikembangkan oleh CNGC (China North Industries Group Corporation) dengan menggunakan kanon 100mm justru lebih banyak digunakan di Cina. 


SH-1 Self Propelled Howitzer

Truck mounted howitzer buatan Norinco yaitu SH-1 diakuisisi juga oleh Myanmar meskipun negara ini telah mempunyai sistem serupa dengan kaliber 155mm yaitu Nora B-52 buatan Serbia. Adapun SH-1 sebagai self propelled howitzer buatan China ini mempunyai kaliber 125mm dan diangkut dengan truk 6x6. Jarak jangkau tembakannya diklaim mampu mencapai hingga 53 km, kendaraan ini mempunyai senjata tambahan berupa senapan mesin 12.7-mm yang terletak di atap kendaraan.

(Defense Studies)