XM1299  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: XM1299
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Total Production: ?
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Description: The US Army XM1299 is a new generation 155mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) developed in the basis of the M109A6/A7 chassis but featuring new key elements to compete with the latest Chinese and Russian designs. BAE Systems started work in the new howitzer under the M109A8 designation but the program was re-named as the XM1299 in 2019. The XM1299 features a new turret, new 58-caliber 155mm gun (XM907) instead of 39-caliber in the M109A7, and new ammunition handling system with a crew of four-man. The new gun is expected to increase the range of conventional artillery shells to 50 kilometers while the XM1113 rocket assisted projectile (RAP) will hit targets at 70 kilometers. Besides, the new gun automatic ammunition handling system allows a maximum rate of fire of 10 rounds per minute. Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) capability will allow hitting a target area with up to eight 155mm projectiles at the same time. For self-defense purposes, the XM1299 will be fitted with a roof-mounted 12.7mm machine gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher both controlled remotely. The M1299 SPH is expected to achieve initial operational capability within the US Army in the 2023-2025 timeframe along with a new re-supply vehicle.

XM1299 Specifications

Ammunition Load: 39
Caliber Multiple: 58
Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Dimensions
Height: 3.70 meter
Length: 11 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Width: 3.90 meter
Percent
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 40 %
Performance
Ditch Crossing Ability: 1.80 meter
Fording Depth: 1 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 50,000 meter (31.1 mile)
Max Range: 320 kilometer
Max Range firing RAP: 70,000 meter
Step Climbing Ability: 0.50 meter
Power
Power: 600 hp (448 kW)
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 10 roundperminute
Speed
Top Speed: 60 kph (16.7 mps)
Weight
Combat Weight: 40,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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XM1299 News

There is 1 news
on 17 Aug 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019US Army Developing Long-Range AI-Guided 155mm Projectile

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