Philippine Army Conducts Opening Ceremony Of Atmos 2000 155mm Howitzer In-Country Training
As a way to present the personnel of the first and 2nd Subject Artillery Batteries (155 Self-Propelled) with the appropriate data and abilities on the newly acquired 155mm Self-Propelled (SP) Howitzer (ATMOS 2000), the Military Artillery Regiment (AAR), Philippine Military stationed at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan Metropolis, Nueva Ecija carried out the opening ceremony of the 155mm SP (ATMOS 2000) In-Nation Coaching on March 14, 2022. The coaching composed of 109 college students, goals to supply technical and operational understanding of the venture’s techniques so as to attain the flexibility to execute a full hearth sequence.
In the course of the ceremony, the Appearing Regiment Commander, Col Ray Claudio R Abaya GSC (FA) PA, Appearing Regiment Commander highlighted in his message a well-known adage “Failing to Put together, is Getting ready to Fail”. He then reminded the coaching contributors that if they don’t put together, they’ll by no means succeed to realize their desired aim, or would possibly attain the aim however the end result could also be mediocre. “What we’ll do or what it is best to do is to organize profoundly, prepare religiously in order that you’ll by no means fail”, Col Abaya concluded.
Elbit Techniques Land & C4I has lastly delivered the Soltam ATMOS 155mm/52cal self propelled howitzers for the Philippine Military. These had been acquired below the 155mm Howtizer, Self Propelled System Acquisition Venture as a part of the Horizon 2 part precedence tasks of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program. The Soltam ATMOS makes use of the MAN cabin-protected off-road truck platform. It confirmed that the ATMOS contract has a price of PHP2.386 billion (USD47.2 million) and options the availability and supply of 12 models.
ATMOS (Autonomous Truck Mounted howitzer System) is a 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled gun system manufactured by Israeli army producer Soltam Techniques (now Elbit System). The ATMOS is fitted with a 155 mm/52 calibre ordnance which conforms to NATO Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding (JBMoU), and is mounted on a 6 × 6 cross-country truck chassis. With a 155 mm/52 barrel, a 41 km most vary might be achieved, utilizing Prolonged Vary Full-Bore – Base Bleed (ERFB-BB) projectile, 30 km firing the NATO L15 Excessive Explosive (HE) projectile and 24.5 km firing the older M107 HE projectile.
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