US Army tests new m109a7 self propelled gun with live ammunition

According to the “Army intelligence” network reported on November 28, according to the U.S. Department of defense recently released photos, the U.S. military has used the newly acquired m109a7 self-propelled gun for live ammunition test. < / P > < p > U.S. Army Future command, gray wolf brigade, and more than 14 high-end private organizations came to analyze the new m109a7 self-propelled gun to find ways to improve the firing rate of this new weapon. < / P > < p > in April 2014, the US Army obtained the first batch of m109a7 with low initial production rate. In November 2015, the U.S. Army awarded BAE Systems a $245.3 million contract to complete the low rate initial production of the m109a7. In December 2017, the US Army awarded BAE Systems a contract, which opened the way for full rate production of m109a7. < / P > < p > according to the introduction, the m109a7 is the latest model in the M109 series. It is equipped with a 155mm caliber cannon. Its maximum range is 24km without auxiliary ammunition and 30km with auxiliary ammunition. The self-propelled gun can also launch extended range projectiles guided by GPS.