Autonomous, Self Propelled 155mm Gun Soltam Defense Systems
ATMOS is a
light weight, truck mounted, self propelled 155mm artillery
system. The externally mounted gun accommodate various calibers
including 39, 45, 52 cal. Barrels. The system is Integrated with
fully computerized systems, achieving accurate navigation,
positioning, target acquisition and control. To withstand the gun
recoil, the Howitzer rests on its hydraulic rear spades, which
support it while firing. Spades are lowered and dug into ground as
soon as the Howitzer stops in its firing position.
The gun is operated by a crew of six, transported in a protected
cabin. Projectiles and propelling charges are also stowed in a
protected stowage, to improve safety and survivability.
The hydraulic power pack operates the Howitzer elevation and
traverse gears, as well as the ammunition handling system and the
spade's actuators. The hydraulic platform adjusts itself to enable
comfortable loading and firing. Laying operations are being
controlled by the gunner from a position, in which he can observe
the target or aiming point through the sight instrument and at the
same time control the system. The gun can also be slaved to the
fire control and ballistic computer, for automatic laying and
utilization of complex firing programs.
The ATMOS truck mounted artillery system was recently chosen to equip
the Romanian Army, where it will be installed on a locally built
6x6 vehicle. Soltam is cooperating with the local Aerostar Company
to fulfill this project. These systems will be designated ATROM.