KADDB at SOFEX 2014: First launch of the prototype Self-Propelled 105mm Gun

 
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SOFEX 2014
The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference
Amman
, Jordan
6 - 8 May 2014
 
KADDB at SOFEX 2014
 
 
Thursday, May 6, 2014 08:01 PM  
KADDB at SOFEX 2014: First launch of the prototype Self-Propelled 105mm Gun
By Stylianos Kanavakis
King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau is showcasing its wide range of products at the SOFEX 2014 exhibition in Amman. One of the most noticeable programmes is the Self-Propelled 105mm Gun system, which is being presented for the first time.
     
King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau is showcasing its wide range of products at the SOFEX 2014 exhibition in Amman. One of the most noticeable programmes is the Self-Propelled 105mm Gun system, which is being presented for the first time. Local company KADDB is showcasing the "Self-Proppeled 105mm Gun" at SOFEX 2014 for the first time.
     
Many countries have a large stock of older towed howitzers which are not efficiently covering not only the needs of high speed mechanized and armoured forces but of the special operations too. KADDB has been among the few companies worldwide to be addressing this kind of necessity by developing the Self-Propelled 105 Gun.

The engineers of KADDB integrated the M102 towed howitzer on a DAF 4x4 truck. The howitzer can be elevated from -5 to +75 degrees with the use of a hydraulic mechanism with a manual backup. The vehicle is stabilized by retractable electrohydraulic outriggers. This further leads to the system’s «shoot & scoot» capability, meaning that it can deploy and fire quickly, before leaving for another place thus, avoiding the counter-artillery shots.
     
King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau is showcasing its wide range of products at the SOFEX 2014 exhibition in Amman. One of the most noticeable programmes is the Self-Propelled 105mm Gun system, which is being presented for the first time.
The engineers of KADDB integrated the M102 towed howitzer on a DAF 4x4 truck.
     
For its close protection the vehicle can be equipped with a 7.62 machine or 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. Furthermore, right behind the cabin the users have 36 rounds stored in a special compartment and ready for use.

As the company’s officials have informed us, the first firing tests took place on the 24th of April and the results had been considered good, leading to further development. Army Recognition has been informed that the new things to be integrated in the short-run. The most important is a navigation system for the firing computer by Selex ES, which will simplify the firing resolution process and will eliminate the time needed for effective firing (a mockup of the computer was installed on the vehicle – as seen on the picture). The second is the addition of a cover above the deck providing cover to the crew from the natural elements.

Technical Specifications:

Calibre: 105 mm
Maximum Range: 11,500 m
Total Length OTM (On the move): 7.5 m
Total Width OTM: 3 m
Height OTM: 3.7 m
System full weight: 11,165 kg
Traverse: 45 degrees left and 45 degrees right
Rate of fire: 10 rounds per minute (For the first 3 minutes) and 3 rounds per minute sustained fire.
Vehicle maximum speed: 125 km/hr
Fuel capacity: 200 ltr.
Crew: 1+3
 

 

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