Turkish 155mm Truck Mounted Howitzer

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  1. Atilla

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    The 155mm Truck Mounted Howitzer model was unveiled by MKEK at IDEX 2017 in Dubai.

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    Turkish defence products have been gaining a lot of attention lately notably Pakistan. would this truck mounted howitzer go to Turkish military or just export?
     
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    There is a domestic requirement for this system but there is not much information about it. I am expecting that at IDEF this year in Istanbul we might see a contract for it. The Turkish land forces has a lot of old self propelled guns such as M110 and M107 they need to be replaced. Many are being replaced by T-155 Firtina but a truck mounted howitzer will be cheaper and also can replace some towed howitzers. The French and Chinese are having great success selling similar systems, this a good opportunity for Turkey.
     
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    It doesn't look to be armored, maybe that is good because these normally stay 30km behind the frontline and will help keep costs low for Turkey. Towed artillery is done in conventional warfare, today target acquisition is very stream lined so artillery needs to be very mobile to avoid being destroyed by counter battery fire or air strikes.
     
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    it's great idea ..... just woundring is poosible to turn the american M198 to truck mount
     
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