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Self-propelled howitzers.

ATMOS 2000 155mm.

The ATMOS 2000 is a 155mm truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer that was designed by the Israeli company SOLTAM Systems. The first information about the vehicle was released in 2001. It is an enhanced version of the standard ATMOS.

Country users: Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cameroon, Denmark, Philippines, Thailand, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia


The ATMOS 2000 is a 155mm truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer that was designed by the Israeli company SOLTAM Systems. The first information about the vehicle was released in 2001. It is an enhanced version of the standard ATMOS. ATMOS 2000 has been developed by Soltam Systems as a private venture. It is aimed mainly at the export market, although it has already been demonstrated to the Israel Defence Force. The ATMOS 2000 is now manufactured and marketed by the Israeli company Elbit Systems. The development of the ATMOS 2000 was based on a 155mm 52 caliber cannon mounted on 6x6 Tatra truck chassis, built under license in India. The artillery system was also developed with other armament solutions including a Russia M-46 130mm gun, a D-30 122mm cannon, and also 155mm 39, 45, and 52 caliber barrels. Elbit Systems has also developed different variants using other truck chassis in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The ATMOS is now in service with several countries including Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cameroon, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. There is also a Romanian version, called ATROM that uses the same 155mm Soltam gun on a locally developed ROMAN 26.360 DFAEG 6x6 truck chassis. This project was put on hold after three prototypes were built. Poland has also developed the Kryl 155mm howitzer, using a domestically made version of the ATMOS 2000 mounted on a Polish-made 6x6 Jelcz 663.32 truck chassis. On January 6, 2023, Colombia confirmed an order of 18 ATMOS 155mm self-propelled howitzers. On January 26, 2023, the Danish Ministry of Defense announced that after the donation to Ukraine of 19 French-made CAESAR 155mm self-propelled howitzers that Denmark had ordered in May 2017, the Danish Government decided to acquire new artillery systems and negotiate with Israel to acquire 19 ATMOS 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers. On April 20, 2023, Colombia officially announced the purchase of 18 ATMOS. On November 29, 2023, the Israeli Company Elbit Systems announced the signature of an agreement with Romania for the production of 155mm ATMOS howitzers.

ATMOS 2000 variants:

- ATMOS 2000 D-30: Russian D-30 122m towed mounted on Tatra 8x8 truck chassis
- ATMOS 2000 M-46: armed with a Soviet-made M-46 130mm towed gun mounted on a 6x6 Tatra truck chassis with armored cabin.
- Other trucks in 6x6 or 8x8 configurations with either 152mm or 155mm ATMOS guns are available, based on customer requirements.

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Technical Data

  • Armament
     Main Armament:  ATMOS is armed with 155 mm/52, 39, 45 calibers, D-30 122mm and M-46 130mm
     Ammunition:   27 projectiles and charges. Fires all types of NATO-compatible 155mm ammunition
     Loading System:  Semi-automatic loading system
     Firing Range:  30 to 41 km
     Second Armament 
     Machine Gun:  A remotely-operated or ring-mounted weapon station can be mounted on the crew cab armed with one 7.62 or 12.7mm machine gun
     Ammunition:  N/A
    Smoke Equipment: N/A
    Other: N/A
  • Design and protection
     Layout:  ATMOS 2000 can be mounted on 6x6 or 8x8 military chassis, with a crew cab at the front and artillery weapon system mounted at the rear 
     Vehicle Configuration:  ATMOS 2000 has a double-door crew cab mounted at the front of the truck chassis. 
     Standard Armor:  Protection against the firing of small arms 7.62mm caliber and artillery shell splinters
     Add-On armor:  N/A
  • Mobility
     Engine:  ATMOS 2000 is powered V-12 diesel engine developing 315 hp. at 2,200rpm
     Transmission:  N/A
     Suspension:   6x6 configuration, but the ATMOS weapon system can be also mounted on 8x8 truck chassis
     Speed:  80 km/h
     Cruising Range:  1,000 km
     Mobility Capabilities 
     Fording Depth:  1.4 m
     Vertical Obstacle:  0.6 m
    Trench: 0.9 m
    Gradient: 60%
    Side Slope: 30%
    Amphibious: No
  • Combat Equipment
     Fire Control   ATMOS 2000 is equipped with a Computerized Advanced Fire and Control System (AFCS)
     Night Combat   Direct firing day and night
     Combat Equipment   First round within 30 seconds - Indirect firing capability – 8 rounds per minute
     Rate of Fire   6 rounds in less than 110 seconds - Shoot and Scout
     Communication Systems   Fully compatible with the customer's existing C4I system
     Other  Navigation and aiming systems and ballistic computation systems.

    ATMOS 2000 155mm 6x6 truck mounted wheeled self propelled howitzer Elbit Systems Israel details 925 001

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  • Type

    One 20mm automatic cannon and one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun

    Truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer
  • Service Since


  • Weapons Traverse

    25° left and right

  • Dimensions (52 caliber version)

    Length: 9.5 m;Width: ;Height:

  • Country Producer


  • Crew

    Operational by 2-6 crewmembers,

  • Company producer

    Elbit Systems

  • Weapons Elevation

    + 70°

  • Weight

    23,000 kg

  • Countries User

    Azerbaijan, Botswana, Denmark, Cameroon, Colombia, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia

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