G6 155mm self-propelled howitzer of South Africa a standard in long-range artillery system 1703122
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|Saturday, March 17, 2012, 03:08 PM|
|The G6 155mm self-propelled howitzer of South Africa a standard in the long-range artillery system.|
Twenty five years after it astonished the global defence community, South Africa’s G6 self-propelled Gun-Howitzer still sets the standards against which all long-distance artillery are being measured. “The G6 was ahead of its time when it was first launched in 1987,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems. “Through our continuous research and investment in the gun we have ensured it remains ahead of the pack as the most versatile and reliable artillery system in its class.”
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“We are still outgunning all our global competitors by a wide margin,” he says.
Burger says Denel Land Systems (DLS) is undoubtedly a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of artillery. Modern armies still requires agile and flexible artillery systems to support troops involved in both high-intensity warfare and peace-keeping operations.
In addition to the South African National Defence Force the G6 has also been acquired by the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Burger says Lyttelton Engineering Works – the predecessor of Denel Land Systems – initially designed the G6 to meet the need for an accurate, long-range artillery system that is highly mobile and easy to operate.
The upgraded G6-52, was first launched in 2003 and is continuously being modified to “remain at the front of the pack” in modern artillery systems.
G6-52 155mm 52 calibre gun self-propelled howitzer at the Defence Exhibition IDEX 2003.
(Credit photo Army Recognition)