The establishment of a P3 will capitalize on the strengths and capabilities of each organization to ensure the cost-effective and on-time reset of the current fleet of M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicles (FAASV), as well as the planned production of the M109A7/M992A3 Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) systems. The PIM LRIP award is expected in Q3 2013, and will involve just 72 PIM systems. An $88.3 million modification to contract to extend the existing M109A7 and M992A3 engineering and manufacturing development contract to incorporate low rate initial production test support. US Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A6 Paladin This is the 1/35 Scale US Self-Propelled Howitzer - M109A6 Paladin (Iraq War) Plastic Model Kit by Tamiya. March 31/14: GAO Report. Readers with corrections, comments, or information to contribute are encouraged to contact DID’s Founding Editor, Joe Katzman. The M109A6 Paladin addressed these issues via computerization and communications upgrades. Once the fire mission is over, the vehicle can move off, receive another target, then quickly lay and fire again. Easily identified by its short barrel and a double baffle muzzle brake with a large fume extractor just behind it. Oct 30/13) to $386.7 million so far. June 7/11: An $11.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification, to buy PIM ballistic hulls and turrets. This M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer entered service with the US Army in 1991. May 2011: Delivery. Oct 9/07: MoU. The partially assembled cabs, along with overhauled components, will be provided to BAE Systems for integration with the new M109A7 PIM chassis. What to do? Not yet a subscriber? IOT&E 1 was suspended after the first record test vignette because 28 soldiers were affected by toxic fumes released into the M109A7 SPH cab. The M109A6 Paladin configuration was achieved through modifications to earlier-built M109… Some of those parts, especially the cab and cannon assembly, will be used along with new components like the chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering system, and power system. May 14/14: Engines. Adam Zarfoss, BAE Systems’ director of artillery programs: “Artillery is playing an important role in operations in Iraq, with the Paladin providing critical fire support with both standard and precision munitions… The M109A6-PIM is the next step in Paladin development to ensure this essential fire support system remains ready and sustainable for soldiers in the HBCT [Heavy Brigade Combat Teams] through its projected life beyond the year 2050.”. The M109L52 provides an attractive alternative to customers with financial constraints that prevent them from replacing older M109’s with the PzH 2000 on a one-to-one basis. This is the M109 A6 Paladin of Italeri kit. The Paladin Integrated Management partnership builds on the A6’s advances, but there are so many changes that it’s almost a new-build program. It had a 23 caliber 155 mm M126 Cannon in an M127 Mount, and carried 28 rounds of 155 mm ammunition. Enter the Paladin PIM program. Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. On the other hand, weight limits are a concern, and testing had better go right, because the program’s schedule leaves very little time for fixes if tests show problems. The Army has begun using some very innovative approaches in its effort to fix the defects (q.v. The M109A7 is the latest howitzer in the BAE Systems M109 family of vehicles, the primary indirect fire support system for the ABCTs. The Army intends to fix the timeliness problem using hardware and software changes, and there have been some positive indicators in subsequent tests. Work will be performed in York, PA, with an estimated completion date of Sept 30/12. US Army Contracting Command-Tank and Automotive in Warren, MI manages the contract (W56HZV-14-C-0002, PO 0003). He thinks the solution might involve taking a tip from the videogame industry, which uses “telemetry” to track how people are interacting with the games, and what they’re using or not using. Work will be performed at York, PA; Elgin, OK; and 24 locations throughout the United States until Feb 29/16. July 30/12: Videogames & Telemetry. The replacement for the M109A6 in U.S. service is the M109 Paladin Integrated Managment (PIM). Jan 17/12: EMD. Two ways to do that are to like us on. But the FCS project lost its focus, budget discipline and Congressional support. Copyright © 2018 StrategyPage. Inertial navigation systems and sensors attached to the gun automatically tell the crew where they are, and where their shells are likely to land. BAE says that this contract could rise to $688 million for about 66 vehicle sets (likely 67 SPH and 66 CAT), plus spares, kits and technical documentation (W56HZV-14-C-0002). The bad news is that ordinary shells are a problem. We need your help in reversing that trend. The DoD’s inspector general raised the queries in a report released last week. Work will be performed in York, PA, with an estimated completion date of Nov 30/12. The report notes that the program’s tight schedule means corrective actions will have to wait until the LRIP phase. It also omits the PIM upgrades, which make very substantial changes to every part of the vehicle. Work is to be performed in York, PA, with an estimated completion date of June 30/12. That army is going to rebuild many of its existing 900 M-109s, rather than trying to come up with another new design. One bid was solicited, with one bid received (W56HZV-09-C-0550). suitability, test adequacy, and survivability of the M109 Family of Vehicles (FoV), known as Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) resupply vehicle. May 14, 2014: From the XM1203, the automatic rammer, but not the automatic loader, will be used. Which is actually a review for 2013, plus time to compile and publish. The firm-fixed-price contract is valued at $20.1 million and will run through July 8, 2021. By January 2012, BAE had completed Phase I of the Army’s formal Developmental Test Program, with 5 vehicles returning for refurbishment, and 2 remaining at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for further tests. The NLOS-C was to have entered service in 2009 as part of the FCS (Future Combat System) program. Estimated completion date is March 31/17. This M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer entered service with the US Army in 1991. This leads DOTE to conclude that “the schedule for development, test, and implementation of those [corrective action, producibility, and obsolescence (CPO)] changes is high-risk and challenging.”. The new chassis are being fabricated & assembled with components from the M2/M3 Bradley IFV (e.g. Meeting that deadline will depend on whether corrective actions to address deficiencies found in tests (q.v. Maximum range of 14,600 meters. The latest variant is the BAE produced Paladin M109A7 next-generation artillery system. November 2/15: The Army announced on Friday that they have awarded a $245.3 million contract modification for 30 M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzers, along with 30 M992A3 Armored Ammunition Resupply Vehicles. A total of 950 artillery systems were built for the US Army. The M109A6 Paladin is the latest advancement in 155mm self-propelled artillery. It uses the existing main armament and cab structure of a Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s chassis components … The M109A6 Paladin – or, rather the M109 series in general – was not supposed to be serving this long and numerous replacements were developed at one point or another by the U.S. military. See more ideas about Military vehicles, Military, Artillery. The power system’s modularity means that if any one of the motors inside fails, it can be replaced in the field within less than 15 minutes, using the same single part type. It uses the existing main armament and cab structure of a Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s chassis components … That will be tested, given the expected weight of the T2 add-on armor and separate underbelly armor add-on kits. See also: BAE, Oct 31/13 release. No aiming circles. A $9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide refurbishment and analysis services for the PIM Bridge 3 effort. All funds are committed immediately, using FY 2014 and 2015 Army budgets. Most other countries who use the M109 (Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Iran on its own, soon Iraq with US support) employ previous versions, ranging from M109A1s to M109A5s. BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP in York, PA receives a $195.4 million fixed-price-plus-incentive contract for Low-Rate Initial Production of 19 Paladin PIM self-propelled Howitzers (SPH), 13 SPH Threshold 2 (T2) armor kits as up-armoring options, 18 Carrier Ammunition Tracked (CAT, formerly FAASV reloader) vehicles, 11 CAT T2 armor kits, and 37 lots of basic issue items. No wire lines. They will be integrated into the PIM Integrated Product Development Teams (IPDTs) structure during the design phase, and will support the manufacture of the prototype vehicles. The revised program schedule reduces the program’s planned low-rate (LRIP) production run from 72 sets – 66 sets, while cutting the LRIP period from 4 years – 3 years. The Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicle (FAASV) is built on the chassis of the M109-series. Artillery arrives in seconds rather than minutes or hours, is never unavailable due to bad weather, and cheaply delivers a volume of explosive destruction that would otherwise require hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bombers and precision weapons. It has been continually upgraded and improved to today's current version. See also US Army Article | Full RDECOM PowerPoint Presentation [PDF]. This included an auto-loader (from the Crusader) and a more modern 155mm gun and an APC chassis with a hybrid-electric engine (to reduce fuel consumption.) While the M109 was technically mobile, in practice it was only semi-mobile. BAE, in turn, wants to be next to the Army’s Artillery Center of Excellence and its experienced personnel. BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP in York, PA receives a $16.1 million contract modification for an advance buy of V903 engines, to equip PIM low rate initial production vehicles. BAE Systems unveils its upgraded PIM (Paladin Integrated Management) vehicle to military customers, Congressional representatives, community leaders and employees at a ceremony held at its York facility. The M109A6 “Paladin” version of the Self Propelled Howitzer was an upgraded version with a longer barrel, higher survivability, better top speed, and improved electronics. October 2013. PIM is survivable against ballistic threats including small Soldiers conduct fire missions inside the M109A6 Paladin during their military training. One bid was solicited, with 1 bid received (W56HZV-09-C-0550). This will make the M-109 PIM competitive with some new European self-propelled 155mm howitzers. BAE built a small final batch to fill out an Army National Guard request, which finished in 2001. In 2002 the prototype NLOS-C was cobbled together in six months, after the new (and very high tech and high priced) Crusader SP artillery system was cancelled. BAE Systems release. Some of the electronics developed for Crusader were also used in NLOS-C. This raises the contract’s total value (q.v. So far, the most popular upgrade abroad is the M109A5+, which adds independent position location via GPS/INS, and radio transmission of co-ordinates. StrategyWorld.com, StrategyPage.com, FYEO, For Your Eyes Only and Al Nofi's CIC are all trademarks of StrategyWorld.com. Maximum rate of fire also remains unchanged, because tube structure and temperature remain the limiting factor for sustained rates of fire. All rights Reserved. The M109A7 SPH and M992A3 CAT vehicle set is a vital program enhancement for increased combat capability and sustainment of the Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs). Field testing (operating as one would in combat), began in 2007 using six prototypes. The M-109 was a solid design, which is pretty clear from how difficult it's been to come up with a replacement. Find out what you have been missing. Oct 31/14: LRIP-2. Finally, automatic gun-laying translates the fire co-ordinates to a specific gun position. The M109 family of systems has been in service since 1962. ), in order to create more commonality across America’s Heavy Brigade Combat teams. BAE systems announces a $20 million contract from the US Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, to purchase and deliver 140 Paladin Digital Fire Control Systems (PDFCS) kits, and more than 60 spare components to support the system. Jan 17/12) to $401.6 million. Only the M109A6 carries the name "Paladin" and I think personally that the article should be changed to M109 or M109 self-propelled howitzer. Work will be performed in York, PA, with an estimated completion date of Nov 30/11. Oct 5/11: T2. PIM will have a crew of four, compared to five in the Paladin M-109 and that is expected to be enough. Vehicle discrepancies after repeated gun shock were higher than with legacy subsystems, including PDFCS. EMD contract finalized; Production moves to Elgin, OK; What videogames have to teach the PIM program. Areas involved in production will include York, PA; Aiken, SC; and Elgin, OK where final assembly will take place. The Defense Acquisition Board green-lights the Paladin Integrated Management program for low rate initial production. M109 PIM. One bid was solicited, with one bid received (W56HZV-09-C-0550). The biggest technical challenge will be finding a reasonable method to reliably get the tracking data back to a central server. Excalibur means 80-90 percent less ammo has to be fired, meaning less wear and tear on SP artillery, less time needed for maintenance, and less time spent replenishing ammo supplies, and more time being ready for action. June 15/10: An $8.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, for Paladin PIM line replaceable units. The Paladin Digital Fire Control System is somewhere between old and new. Another 1/2 tube of super glue. What about the rest of the world? -- Thatguy96 16:48, 15 May 2006 I agree completely. The existing M109 fleet was then converted to the new M109A1 standard beginning in 1972 with operational levels reached the following year. The Army’s PM-HBCT will manage the M109 RESET activities. The Pentagon releases the FY 2013 Annual Report from its Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E). The shift to an electric turret included a major redesign of the vehicle’s power system, converting the 600 hp engine’s work into up to 70 kW of 600 volt/ 28 volt direct current for use by various on-board systems. A $313.1 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification for PIM engineering design, logistics and test and evaluation services, which will complete the Engineering, Manufacturing & Design phase. The Paladin PIM program will enhance the FAASV/CAT to M992A3. A LRIP award is expected soon so that production can begin next year. The initial PIM vehicles are conducting contractor testing in Yuma, AZ and Aberdeen, MD before they are delivered for government testing in January 2011. One of the things that helped kill the NLOS-C was the new GPS guided Excalibur shell. So, too, could the process of taking this setup down so the battery could move to another location. Work will be performed in York, PA (W56HZV-09-C-0550, PO 0081). So are its 2 critical new technologies: power pack integration, and the ceramic bearing of the generator assembly. No surveyed fire points. First produced in 1963. However the failures to produce a suitable replacement prolonged the service of … The M992A2 is also referred to as “Carrier Ammunition Tracked” by the US Army, which is an apt name because it holds up to 90 shells on 2 racks (up to 12,000 pounds total), plus an hydraulic conveyor belt to help with loading the M109. During 1974, more M109A1s were built to strengthen existing stocks, these by Bowen-McLaughlin-York, and designated M109A1B. All-Electric. Previous M109 upgrades hadn’t altered the M109’s 1950s configuration. Deliveries are scheduled to be complete by January 2010. This raises announced Paladin PIM EMD contracts (q.v. Meanwhile, they intend to continue testing upgraded suspension and transmission components in light of increased weight from the underbelly and T2 up-armoring kits. The MoU was signed during the AUSA 2007 conference in Washington, DC. Secure SINCGARS radios replaced the wires. One bid was solicited, with 1 bid received by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-09-C-0550). The M109 is a self-propelled 155 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s. He sees huge potential benefits for program managers, units, and soldiers alike, but only if the system doesn’t interfere with the weapon in any way, and the program doesn’t try to do too much. That means the army was going to rebuild some of its existing 900 M109 Paladin self-propelled 155mm howitzers, rather than trying to come up with another new design. Even at that weight PIM is as fast as the existing M-109 and more maneuverable. US Army PM self-propelled howitzer systems Lt. Col. Michael Zahuranic is especially pleased by the fact that the upgrade creates more space, saves weight, and improves power and cooling, making it much easier to add new capabilities until its planned phase-out in 2050. Additional EMD contracts bring the total to $401.6 million, and include: In discussions, BAE representatives added that the 7 prototype PIM vehicles (5 howitzers, 2 resupply vehicles) delivered in May 2011 have logged over 7,500 miles, fired over 2,600 rounds, and come through extreme temperature testing to complete Phase I of the Army’s Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) tests. Production ceased in 1999. We understand the industry – you will only be publicly recognized if you tell us that it’s OK to do so. This is not so easy when you only have two guys. Parties to the memorandum signing include BAE Systems leaders, US Army TACOM (Tank, automotive & Armaments COMmand), The Army’s PEO-GCS (Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems), the Army’s PKM-HBCT (Project Manager – Heavy Brigade Combat Team), and the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. December 2012) can be made fast enough. （2008/11/09) I jointed many large-scale parts from the beginning. Oct 5/11: EMD. M109A6 because of the replacement of hydraulic systems, found on the M109A6, with electric drives. Infantry Armor Artillery Support Paramilitary Reserves, Counter-TerrorismSpecial OperationsInformation WarfarePeacekeeping, MoraleLeadershipIntelligenceMurphy's LawWinningPeace Time, Electronic WeaponsSpaceNBC WeaponsStrategic Weapons, Next:MURPHY'S LAW: A-10s Slaughter Helicopters. Full rate production ceased in 1999. ISO Group provides spare parts and solutions for several versions of the M109; the M109A1, M109A2, M109A3, M109A4, M109A5, and M109A6 Paladin. A special research team is looking at the MACS problems. The SPH also failed to meet its climbing requirement, though DOTE doesn’t say whether that’s a problem with meeting a paper spec or a more serious mobility issue. The vehicle carried 24 rounds of 155mm ammo. Dec 6/12). PIM was not a new design but more of a very thorough refurbishment. Like the earlier M109 models, the M109A6 Paladin is a fully tracked, armored vehicle. PIM prototypes were originally slated to be delivered to the US Army for test and evaluation in 2009, but changes to the program meant that the prototype contract wasn’t even issued until October 2009. So troops will still have to manually load the propellant and 41 kg (90 pound) shell, but the semi-automatic rammer will then push the propellant and shell into the firing chamber and close the breech. The third attempt to replace the M109 consisted of the PIM (Paladin Integrated Management program). In the meantime, the Army has re-learned a few home truths. Even with the previous-generation Paladin’s computerization and fast, safe set-up and take-down, a noticeable capability gap existed between the M109A6 used in Iraq, and newer self-propelled guns. An M109A6 Paladin howitzer of Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, fires a round during a mission at the Fort Chaffee … The 45 ton Crusader used an autoloader and an engine similar to the one used in the M-1 tank. Compared to earlier M109 series howitzers, the Paladin howitzer operates over more widely dispersed areas, processes on board technical firing data, and demonstrates the ability to shoot and scoot without relying on aiming circles and wire lines. A. In practice, the duo’s crews often handle that task manually. The initial goal was 600 M109A7 / M992A3 vehicle sets, but that has been lowered slightly to 558. As completed, the M109 was a conventional SPA form by modern standards. Oct 24/11: EMD. The system enhances previous versions of the M109 by implementing onboard navigational and automatic fire control systems. The Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) was approved in March 2012, and prototypes refurbished in June 2012 had gone through Phase II development testing by October 2012, following Phase I tests a year earlier. Once all the unnecessary wrestling is all over with and you recover from all the super glue fumes, you do have a very nice looking kit representing the latest version of the M109 Paladin. At the same time, America’s comparable XM2001 Crusader/ XM2002 ARRV was canceled as an $11 billion Cold War relic in 2002, and the light 155mm NLOS-C died with the 2009 removal of the Future Combat Systems ground vehicle program. Currently, the army plans to keep PIM versions of the M-109 around until 2050. We need your help! The truth was I couldn’t get any decent answers. Oct 30/13: LRIP. In the USA, meanwhile, it has a long standing and successful partnership with the Red River Army Depot in Texas to remanufacture and upgrade the USA’s M2/M3 Bradley fighting vehicles. But PIM will be a very extensive upgrade. But the NLOS only had a two man crew, compared to five in the M-109. Paladin has both a Kevlar-lined chassis and a pressurized crew compartment to guard against ballistic, nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. During the production phase, Anniston Army Depot will be responsible for induction of vehicles, overhaul of critical components like the gun system, and modification/ upgrade of the cab structure. Oct 5/11: Transmission. $14.1 million in FY 2013 and 2014 US Army RDT&E funding is committed immediately. One bid was solicited, with one bid received by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-09-C-0098). I … Work will be performed at Contitech’s factory in Fairlawn, Ohio. Surveyors were used to calculate the battery’s location as part of this process, and the entire emplacement and readying procedure could easily take 15-20 minutes. Work will be performed in Muskegon, MI, with an estimated completion date of Nov 15/13. Paladin was first fielded in 1994 and is operational with the United States Army and the Israeli Army, and has been selected by the Kuwait and Taiwan. That’s enough to succeed in America. Work will be performed in Elgin, OK (18%), and York, PA (82%) (W56HZV-14-C-0002, PO 0011). Oct 16, 2020 - Explore gian raf's board "M 109 Howitzer" on Pinterest. The M109 Paladin self-propelled Howitzer, first produced in 1963 and improved upon numerous times over the past 40 years, is currently slated for a comprehensive overhaul. A $7.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to buy the PIM’s T-2 Armor Kits. May 14, 2014: Despite the popularity of the American M-109 155mm Paladin self-propelled howitzer the U.S. (where the M-109 originated in the 1960s) has been seeking a replacement for over a decade without much success. October 24/18: Tracks Contitech is being tapped to provide the US Army with vehicle tracks for its M109 Paladin artillery system. This will move those jobs to Elgin about 2-3 years sooner than the original plan. BAE Systems expects a growth in overall weight of less than 5%, but the combined effects of the new chassis and more robust drive components give Paladin PIM the ability to operate at higher weights than its current GVW maximum of about 39 tons/ 35.4 tonnes. Nov 4/08: PDFCS. Just move into the assigned position area somewhere, calculate data, receive orders from the platoon operations center, use FBCB2 (aka “Blue Force Tracker”) to verify the location of “friendlies,” use the automatic PDFCS (Paladin Digital Fire Control System) to aim the gun and send the shell on its way. Most combat casualties in the gunpowder age have come from artillery fire, and the US Army will need its mobile fleet for some time to come. Plastic model kit of the M109A6 Paladin, an American 155 mm turreted self-propelled howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s. The Milestone C delay from June – October 2013 was staff-driven due to sequestration. All funds are committed immediately, using FY 2014 budgets. The 155 mm cannon is mounted on the chassis structure common to the Bradley tracked fighting vehicle. BAE Systems release. It was not for want of effort. Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. August 11/16: Howitzers in the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) program are being questioned over deficiencies with the weapon’s maximum rate of fire and problems with the automatic fire extinguisher that could potentially endanger the crew. They’re considering a wide range of options: propellant changes, breech & firing mechanism redesigns, alternative ignition systems, or even restricting the PIM to 4 MACS charges and taking the range penalty. So, too, will the many countries that have bought the M109 and still use it, unless BAE wishes to cede that market to South Korea’s modern K9/K10 system, or new concept candidates like the KMW/GDLS DONAR. Finally, ammunition stowage was made safer, and the load was increased from 36 rounds to 39 rounds of 155mm shells. The program offers enhanced indirect-fire artillery capabilities to the ABCTs with new technologies for power generation and survivability. To that effect, the FY 2014 budget submitted by the Army in April 2013 asked for $260.2 million in base procurement to field a lot of 18 SPHs and CATs (Carrier Ammunition, Tracked) at a unit cost of about $14.45 million. It will use the same chassis as the M-2 Bradley infantry vehicle, and a new engine control system. May 19/14: Inducted. Despite the popularity of the American M-109 155mm Paladin self-propelled howitzer the U.S. (where the M-109 originated in the 1960s) has been seeking a replacement for over a decade without much success. Congress originally demanded that NLOS-C be in service by 2008, but development needed a few more years. The largest single technology risk involves the current contractor for the engine and transmission, who may cease production due to lack of orders. Work will be performed in Columbus, IN (77%), and York, PA (23%), with an estimated completion date of Dec 31/18. Oct 8/07: BAE Systems unveils the M109A6-PIM Paladin upgrade at the AUSA 2007 show in Washington DC. BAE Systems and the U.S. Army have signed a 2007 memorandum of understanding (MoU), establishing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to develop and sustain the Army’s M109A6 vehicles throughout their life cycle. One solution was to have two or more crews per vehicle, as combat aircraft (and some warships) have done for years. On-board prognostics and diagnostics were installed to improve the vehicles’ readiness and maintainability. 2012 and 2013 tests saw the howitzer fail the test for maximum rate of fire which led to a redesign of hardware, software and firing procedures but still failed a total of four out of eight attempts following the fixes “under non-stressful firing conditions.”. GPS is currently provided via older PLGR systems, with data sent to the Dynamic Reference Unit – Hybrid (DRU-H inertial navigator), but the obsolescence of electronic components within this box means that DRU-H and possibly PLGR are on the future replacement list. Suitable for Age 14 & Older. The PIM is also heavier, at 35 tons and the new chassis can support up to 50 tons. Other delays to the start of developmental testing stemmed from changes to protection and survivability requirements, which led to a new ballistic hull and turret and new armor kits. Although the M-109 has been frequently updated, the NLOS-C incorporated many more new technologies. 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