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KNDS Deutschland and GDELS Introduce AGM on Piranha HMC

Our Bureau - : May 21, 2024 - : 8:59 pm


KNDS Deutschland and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) are presenting AGM on Piranha Heavy Mission Carrier at the Future Artillery Conference in Paris.

The jointly developed solution combines the fully automated, unmanned 155 mm (cal. 52)
artillery gun module (AGM) from KNDS Deutschland with the recently introduced Piranha HMC from GDELS. With a gross vehicle weight of up to 40t and a turning circle of less
than 18m, thanks to the four-axle steering, AGM on Piranha HMC combines tactical mobility with superior artillery firepower. AGM on Piranha HMC can be operated by a crew of two people without any constraints.

The vehicle offers sufficient space for an optional third crew member (2+1), or alternatively for additional storage space. The effective azimuth of the AGM integrated on the Piranha is 360° and can be fired on the move. Thanks to its robust 10×10 multi-link chassis, no vertical prop-ups are required for firing, as is the case with other conventional wheeled howitzers. The AGM offers comprehensive autonomy of the entire system in command, navigation, and fire control as well as completely new operational options thanks to its systemrelated stability. The special “Shoot & Scoot” and MRSI (Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact) capability as well as indirect and direct targeting against moving land and sea targets underline the system’s artillery capabilities.

With the new wheeled howitzer, two leading European system houses are continuing their cooperation that began with the Donar artillery system on the tracked platform of the Ascod IFV family. KNDS also offers the AGM on the 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle Boxer, which makes it suitable for multinational use.

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