The M777 lightweight 155-mm towed howitzer is lighter and smaller, yet more powerful than any gun of its kind. The M777 howitzer is an extended-range, general purpose field artillery weapon that can fire at a range of up to 40 kilometres. It is highly mobile and easily transportable by rotary and fixed wing aircraft, or heavy wheeled vehicles. The body has trails, spades, and stabilizers that can be folded for transportation and storage.
It is equipped with a digital fire control system and loaded with precision-guided munitions that use location data from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and an inertial navigation unit to steer precisely to the target. This gives the artillery the ability to destroy targets with increased accuracy, leading to less collateral damage. The M777 Howitzer can also be combined with the new Excalibur GPS-guided munitions, which allow accurate fire to 30 km.
The M777 provides close and deep fire support without sacrificing range, stability, accuracy or durability. It is equipped with a highly advanced Digitized Gun Management System, which enables the crew to destroy targets in a very precise manner at all range distances. It is also equipped with a Gun Line Communications System (GLCS) that transmits fire control and situational awareness data.
- Weight: 4,570 kg
- Length: 9.51 m
- Sustained rate of fire: 2 rounds per minute
- Maximum rate of fire: 4 rounds per 2 minutes
- Minimum range of fire: 2,600 m
- Maximum range of fire: 30,000 m
- 155-mm propelling charge
- 155-mm modular propelling charge
- 155-mm projectile
- 155-mm rocket assisted projectile
- 155-mm illuminating projectile
- 155-mm smoke projectile
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