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M109A5  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 4,000
Also Known As: M109, M109A1, M109A2, M109A3, M109A3G, M109A4, M109AL, M109L and M992 FAASV
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Defense
Parent System: M109
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1962
Total Production: 4,000
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Description: M109 is a 155mm self-propelled howitzer developed in the 1950s as a replacement for the US Army's M44. It features full tracked chassis, one M185 or M284 155mm cannon as primary armament and a roof-mounted M2 .50 caliber machine gun as secondary armament. M109s equipped with M185 cannon achieves ranges of 23,500 meters while M284 a top range of 30,000 meters firing rocket-assisted projectiles.

M109 primary armament is suitable for both beyond line-of-sight and line-of-sight engagements. M109A5/A6 models were equipped with the M284 cannon replacing M185 on previous models. M109s have been deployed providing artillery fire support during Vietnam, Iran-Iraq (1980s), Middle East wars between Israel and Arab nations (1960s-1980s), operation Desert Storm (1991) and operation Iraqi Freedom (2003).

In addition to the US Army, M109 howitzers have been sold to more than 30 international customers with over 4,000 units produced to date. M109A3G is an improved M109A3 variant utilized by the German Army. M109L is a modified M109 utilized by the Italian Army. M09AL is utilized by Israel. The M992 is a re-supply armored vehicle derived from the M109 chassis. M992 carries 155 ammunition and charges protected under armor for M109 howitzers deployed on the battlefield.

M109A5 Applications


Artillery Systems M109A6 Paladin

M109A5 Specifications

Crew: 6
Dimensions
Height: 3 meter
Length: 9.10 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 3.10 meter
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 23,500 meter (14.6 mile)
Max Range: 349 kilometer
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 4 roundperminute
Sustained Rate of Fire: 1 roundperminute
Speed
Top Speed: 15.7 mps (57 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 25,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M109A5 News

There are 15 news between
6 Jan 2003 and 19 Sep 2016
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Monday, September 19, 2016Brazilian Army Buys 32 M109A5+ Upgraded Self-Propelled Howitzers
Wednesday, May 6, 2015US Army Fires Excalibur Ib Projectile from M109A2/A3 Howitzer in First Time Test
Wednesday, November 12, 2014FMS: Iraq Requests Foreign Military Sales Order II
Wednesday, June 11, 2014FMS: Brazil Seeks 40 M109A5+ Upgrade Kits
Thursday, July 25, 2013FMS: Iraq Requests Multi-Platform Maintenance Support
Tuesday, October 4, 2011BAE Systems Upgrading 12 M109A5 Howitzers for Chile
Monday, June 15, 2009FMS: Chile Requests Radars, Howitzers, Vehicles, Ammunition and Related Support
Monday, April 20, 2009German Army Places Order for 30,000 DM121 Rounds
Tuesday, October 9, 2007BAE Systems and US Army Agree on Partnership for M109 Family of Vehicles
Friday, August 3, 2007FMS: Morocco Requests M109A5 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Austria?
YearHoldings
2010164
2009154
2008164
2006188
Belgium?
YearHoldings
201464
201364
200964M109
200864M109
200763M109
2006104M109
Canada?
YearHoldings
201441
201241M109A4+
200826M109A4
Chile60
M109A5 (12) M109A3 (24)
Denmark?
YearHoldings
201312
201224
201124
200839
200676
Germany?
YearHoldings
20152
20142
20132
20122
20114
2010251
2009478
2008512
2007511
2006515
Greece?
YearHoldings
2006195
Kuwait?
YearHoldings
200523
Netherlands?
YearHoldings
20153
20143
20133
20126
2011124
2010123
2009123
2008125
2007126
2006126
Pakistan182
ex-US Army howitzers
South Korea1,040
M109A2

Grand Total 1,28226
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