AGM Iveco 8x8

Artillery Gun Module (AGM), truck-mounted (wheeled AGM)

The truck-mounted AGM combines the firepower of the automatic and remote-controllable AGM gun module (155 mm L52) with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a suitable 40 t military truck of the user’s choice.

The truck-mounted AGM is a combination of automated artillery firepower and MOTS wheeled mobility.

Depiction of system components for integration on a military 40 t truck.

AGM Iveco 8x8
Circle

Armoured driver’s cab

Integration example: Iveco Trakker chassis with armoured driver’s cab

Circle

Large utility compartment

Truck chassis with utility compartment for hydraulic support and optional APU

Circle

All-round performance

Artillery platform with adaptation for AGM artillery gun module for 360° azimuth performance

Circle

Contact-free gun turret

Unmanned, fully automatic AGM artillery gun module

Circle

High firepower

The 155mm/L52 PzH 2000 gun is state-of-the-art, in line with the Joint Ballistics Memorandum of Understanding (JBMOU) and currently boasts a range of approx. 54 km (depending on ammunition).

Armoured driver’s cab

Integration example: Iveco Trakker chassis with armoured driver’s cab

Large utility compartment

Truck chassis with utility compartment for hydraulic support and optional APU

All-round performance

Artillery platform with adaptation for AGM artillery gun module for 360° azimuth performance

Contact-free gun turret

Unmanned, fully automatic AGM artillery gun module

High firepower

The 155mm/L52 PzH 2000 gun is state-of-the-art, in line with the Joint Ballistics Memorandum of Understanding (JBMOU) and currently boasts a range of approx. 54 km (depending on ammunition).

Facts about the truck-mounted AGM

Maximum fully automated artillery efficiency and network-based system architecture with great potential for expansion

The synthesis of the time-tested NATO-JBMoU 155mm/L52 main gun and the unmanned AGM on MOTS truck chassis results in a unique level of artillery effectiveness with a present range of up to 54 km through 360° azimuth and all charge and elevation ranges.

Developed and refined from  joint operations, the complete autonomy of the overall system in command, navigation and fire control, as well as its system-inherent stability open up entirely new mission options (such as firing on moving targets, encampment defence, etc.).

Thanks to the truck-mounted AGM’s network-based system architecture, it will also be possible to implement autonomous driving and action (remote-controlled) in the future.

The fire control system and ammunition matrix support already introduced as well as future NATO ammunition types (JBMOU-compatible).

These special characteristics make the truck-mounted AGM the world’s most future-oriented barrelled artillery system.

Equipment features of the truck-mounted AGM

  • Superior combat range (currently < 54 km) and large battlefield coverage thanks to the 155mm/L52 gun
  • Combat load with 30 primed projectiles
  • Fully automated operation with degraded operating modes
  • Fully automated projectile loading system with inductive ignition programming
  • Fully automated loading system for modular charges
  • Fully automatic electrical gun laying system
  • Optional capabilities for direct laying via optronics
  • Fire control computer with integrated ballistics calculation and radio data transmission connection to an artillery control system
  • High-precision navigation system, with or without GPS support
  • Optional all-round self-protection with weapon station and smoke grenade launching system
  • NBC protection and ventilation system
  • Cooling and heating system for AGM  and crew
  • Built-in test equipment system (BITE)

 

A systematic development of the PzH 2000, the AGM is a lighter, more flexible and long-range artillery weapon for all areas of use which provides a high level of protection for the crew.

The dimensions, total weight, engine performance, protection level and maximum speed and range depend on the chosen MOTS truck.

AGM Iveco 8x8

Truck-mounted AGM – A key element for future joint operations

Increased protection for the crew by separating the crew compartment and operator stations while retaining the artillery capabilities of the PzH 2000.

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Primary armament

155 mm/L52 main gun (JBMoU-compatible)

Rate of fire

9 rounds per minute

Laying range

Azimuth: 360° (+/- 200°) with up to 6 charges
Elevation: From - 2.5° to + 65° (- 45 mil to + 1.150 mil)

Combat range

Depending on the combination of projectile, charge and ignition
e. g. up to 40 km with base-bleed; up to 54 km with V-LAP
greater combat ranges possible depending on ammunition,
e. g. VULCANO, EXCALIBUR

Ammunition supply

30 primed projectiles/144 modular charges (direct access)

Ignition programming

Inductive programming during the charging process

Secondary armament

Optional remote-controllable weapon station

Direct laying

Optionally available with optronics or remote-controllable weapon station

Combat weight

< 39.0 t

Crew

2–3 persons

  • Mobile, protected and automated artillery system
  • Unmanned, fully automated remote-controllable AGM artillery gun module
  • Superior range and enormous area of effect thanks to the 155mm/L52 main gun capable of firing JBMOU-compatible 155mm projectiles
  • Long range and high rate of fire
  • Future JBMOU-compatible projectiles up to a length of 1,000 mm can be used
  • Autonomous navigation and fire control
  • Automatic weapon alignment system with coincidence monitoring of the barrel position
  • Fully automated loader for projectiles and charges
  • Projectiles and charges can be loaded and fired at any elevation and azimuth position
  • The stable weapon platform enables firing in 360° throughout the entire elevation range with maximum number of charges (see image area).
  • “Shoot and scoot” and “multiple round simultaneous impact” (MRSI) capability (see image area)
  • Able to fire upon targets in motion (land and sea) (see image area)
  • Protection level for the crew 
  • Ballistic protection depending on protection level of the driver’s cab
  • NBC protection and ventilation system optional
  • Maximum tactical mobility, flexible wheels
  • Flexibility and cost-effectiveness through the use of a user-specific MOTS truck
  • 2–3 person  crew
  • Heating and cooling system for crew and gun module
  • High reliability (use of technology and component assemblies from the PzH 2000)
  • Optional day/night 360° surveillance and self-protection via remote-controllable weapon station, optional Barracuda camouflage net
  • Great potential for expansion thanks to network-based system architecture, e. g. for unmanned use of the system (remote-controllable driving and firing)

The truck-mounted AGM in pictures (design concepts)

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