|Product type:||Weapons & Weapon Systems|
RO Defence, in partnership with RDM of the Netherlands, are upgrading the standard 105mm M101 Howitzer with a modified cannon assembly using either a new 33 or 37 calibre barrel to allow interoperability with modern high performance ammunition.
The upgrade is comprehensive, including a new calibre barrel, a new muzzle brake, recoil modifications, carriage strengthening and breech alterations to accommodate new ammunition types.
The upgraded M101/33 is in service and on order with a number of countries worldwide and offers the following benefits:
Maximum range over 19.6km with ERM1 base bleed and M913 HERA rounds
Fires all standard Ml ammunition
Fires all new high performance ammunition
Developed by US for M119 Light Gun
Increase of elevating range and range overlap
Comprehensive upgrade to ensure strength of gun and crew safety
Upgrade programme can be carried out in-country
M101/33 in NATO service