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Philippine Army Creates New Artillery Unit to Operate ATMOS 155mm 6×6 Self-Propelled Howitzers | Defense News June 2022 Global Security Military Industry | Defense Security world news army industry year 2022



According to information published by the Philippine News Agency on June 24, 2022, the Philippine Army activated a new artillery unit, the 10th Field Artillery, which will operate the 12 newly acquired ATMOS 155 mm 6×6 self-propelled howitzers manufactured by the Israeli company Elbit Systems.
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New Philippine Army 6×6 155mm ATMOS self-propelled howitzer. (Philippine Army Image Source)


The Philippine Army Artillery Regiment concluded on April 8, 2022, its first-ever three-day live-fire exercise using its Autonomous Truck-Mounted Howitzer System (ATMOS) 155mm/52 caliber self-propelled artillery pieces in the Fort Magsaysay military reserve area in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.

On May 20, 2020, Army Recognition reported that the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) issued the Notice of Pursuit (NTP) for the acquisition of 2 batteries of Elbit Soltam ATMOS 155mm/52 self-propelled howitzer systems cal under the 155 mm of the service. Howitzer, project to acquire a self-propelled system

The ATMOS 2000 is a 155 mm truck-mounted wheeled self-propelled howitzer that was designed by the Israeli company SOLTAM Systems. The first information about the vehicle was released in 2001.

The ATMOS is armed with a 155mm/L52 gun-howitzer mounted on the rear of the truck chassis. The front of the truck is equipped with an armored cab that provides protection against ballistic and mine threats. the artillery system is operated by a crew of six.

The ATMOS can fire all standard 155mm NATO ammunition. It has a maximum firing range of 30 km with a standard HE (High Explosive) projectile and 41 km with a long-range projectile and 56 km with the newly developed rocket-assisted projectile.