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Fallout Re: SP and SPAA Developments

In response to another thread, time for some U.S. arty.
PALIDAN M109A6/1991/US, Israel and Taiwan/C5/155mm L39 w/39Rs and 12.7mm w/500Rs.
A very reliable and battle proven system. I understand all U.S. units either are or almost (End of this year.) completely updated to the M109A6 PIM standard that was first fielded
in 2007.
http://www.military-today.com/artill...a6_paladin.htm and
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/paladin/

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Next the CRUSADER highly advanced artillery system that died politically, by cost overruns and not meeting expectations. Technical advancements lead to the M109A6 PIM and the
XM1203 NLOS-C which should be fielded between 2012 and 2014.
CRUSADER/US/PFD 2008/C3/155mm w/49Rs.
http://www.military-today.com/artillery/crusader.htm and
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/crusader/

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And finally the XM1203 NLOS-C the next generation of U.S. artillery I'll let the source and R. Lee Ermey of History Channels Lock N Load do the talking here.
XM1203 NLOS-C/2012-2014/US/C3/155mm L38 w/24Rs.
Will have dedicated ammo unit M992 as the ARCHER system has as fielded (See earlier post on ARCHER.).
http://www.military-today.com/artillery/nlos_c.htm
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXAhZHyd2XA

(Also does an overview of the PALADIN as a lead into the
XM1203 NLOS-C.)
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Hope all you Dads have a Happy Father's Day!! Enjoy the rest of your weekends!! Back to the World Cup!!
Regards,
Pat
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