Artillery Gun Module (AGM)

Artillery of the 21st century

The mission spectra of the AGM ranges from classical artillery fire support to the deployment as a C-RAM system. In addition, due to its autonomous system character, the AGM is a consequent step towards network-centric warfare. Depending on the weight of the carrier vehicle, the AGM can be strategically deployed by aircraft and is hence a mobile tactical component.


Characteristics and capabilities of the AGM

  • Unmanned and autonomous 155 MM / L52 artillery module
  • Fully automatic loading of rounds and modular propellants
  • Superior range and area coverage
  • Capable of Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI)
  • Inductive fuse programming
  • Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) System
  • Deployable as a C-RAM system
  • Flexible integration onto suitable wheeled and tracked vehicle chassis
  • Autonomy in navigation and fire control
  • Weapon load of 30 rounds
  • Fully automatic aiming
  • High mobility on corresponding chassis

 

Functionality The AGM is equipped with an electrically powered and digitally controlled automatic munition loader for the loading and unloading of the ammunition magazine as well as for the loading of the weapon from the magazine. The system is rounded off by the newly developed magazine for propellants with a corresponding loader which fully automatically loads the propellants. An inductive fuse programming is integrated into the loading sequence. The weapon as well as parts of the automatic munition loader are identical to those of the PzH 2000. The origin of the AGM – the PzH 2000 The PzH 2000 is the  most effective tube artillery system in the world and was designed as a key component of network-centric warfare. The main mission focus here is on mechanized operations in a highly technologized battlefield. In addition, the PzH 2000 is an adaptable weapon system which can be used for indirect fire support in both conventional missions as well as asymmetric combat scenarios, such as in Afghanistan.  The PzH 2000 is in use with four NATO member states. To date, more than 330 systems have been produced and supplied.  Since September 2006 the PzH 2000 has successfully been deployed in Afghanistan. Together with the Canadian Forces the PzH 2000 of the Royal Netherlands Army could prove its international leading position, amongst others, during the Operation MEDUSA by reliably supporting the ISAF troops in Afghanistan.