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New analogues of the Russian "Coalition": self-propelled artillery systems presented in Australia

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New analogues of the Russian "Coalition": self-propelled artillery systems presented in Australia

TZM AS10



After Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) was selected as the preferred supplier for the Australian Army with 30 155mm self-propelled howitzers and 15 armored transport-loaders, it showed concept images of the Huntsman AS9 and AS10 systems that it plans to supply to the military. department.

The images, which appeared on October 8, show the new vehicles that look almost identical to the South Korean K9 Thunder SPH (BM) and K10 AARV (TZM) products, which have previously been presented to the general public. At the same time, the company did not disclose details about the Australian versions.

According to Jane's, the AS9 SPH is equipped with a remotely controlled combat module, which is apparently mounted on a 12.7-mm heavy machine gun (the K9 has a manual machine gun mount). It looks like AS9 has additional armor.

Earlier on September 3, Australian Defense Secretary Linda Reynolds announced that future self-propelled artillery systems are expected to be manufactured and maintained in Geelong, near Melbourne, creating up to 350 jobs and providing "critical combat capability for the army."

The cost of the initial phase of the project is estimated in the range from $ 658 to $ 950 million. Its analogue is considered to be the Russian Msta-S systems, already represented in the army, and the promising Coalition-SV.


BM AS9
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Hanwha Defense Australia
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  1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 12 October 2020 05: 15
    +2
    The structure of the conveyor-loading machine is interesting. The means of supplying shells one at a TMZ, and two SPGs!
    It was necessary to sculpt two "trunks" for one car, like "aliphants", then you look even more futuristic.
    On the other hand, 30 howitzers per continent is a lot or a little?
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 12 October 2020 05: 30
      +2
      Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
      Means for feeding projectiles, one at a TMZ

      What is that?
      With this trunk in the ass of the self-propelled guns shots shells?
      Funny ...
      So to speak - manual labor is not for those who walk upside down!
    2. Graz
      Graz 12 October 2020 06: 34
      +1
      On the other hand, 30 howitzers per continent is a lot or a little?

      I think this is supposedly for an expeditionary corps, the Australians are generally strange people, no one attacked them even once, and they themselves managed to climb in and fight in many places, it is clear that they have no special sovereignty even now, but in my opinion they get into conflicts more by own will
      1. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 12 October 2020 09: 37
        +1
        no one attacked them even once, but they themselves managed to climb in and fight in many places

        Japan attacked.
        Australia is an ally of America and England and needs their support in case of an invasion. Military aid to America is only a presence. They sit outside the walls in Afghanistan and do nothing and so everywhere. But America can declare that this is the world coalition for democracy.
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 October 2020 05: 28
    +1
    Is it farther or closer to the Coalition?
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      12 October 2020 05: 29
      +1
      The performance characteristics have not been announced, but Australia has already decided. The view must have convinced.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 12 October 2020 10: 50
        0
        Quote: Eugene-Eugene
        The performance characteristics have not been announced, but Australia has already decided. The view must have convinced.

        If this is a vehicle based on a South Korean self-propelled gun, then it lags behind the "Coalition" by a generation. Regardless of performance characteristics
      2. RealPilot
        RealPilot 12 October 2020 13: 07
        0
        About the view.

        As I saw in the photo to the TZM article, I thought at first that it was REILGAN laughing
        Then, of course, looking at the main car, I realized, but it was still funny. wink
    2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 12 October 2020 05: 59
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Is it farther or closer to the Coalition?

      Of course further! To the moon and back, if they order as many as three dozen for the defense of even the smallest continent! laughing
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 12 October 2020 09: 12
      +1
      The coalition is like the T-14 barrel at the modern level. The question is, can the industry in the Russian Federation make such barrels in series ?! In the west, they can.
  3. Cananecat
    Cananecat 12 October 2020 08: 13
    0
    History repeats itself ...))
  4. Hermit21
    Hermit21 12 October 2020 08: 53
    0
    New analogues of the Russian "Coalition"