Elbit Systems’ ATMOS Iron Sabre Mobile Howitzer Selected for U.S. Army Shoot-Off Evaluation

Elbit Systems of America’s Autonomous Truck Mounted Ordnance System (ATMOS) Iron Sabre mobile howitzer has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s 155mm Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Evaluation.

The event, which will occur during the first quarter of 2021, provides the Army an opportunity to review various solutions from industry and then select a production-ready system that demonstrates increases in range, rate of fire, and mobility over current artillery systems available to Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs).

Elbit Systems of America is a market leader in providing artillery solutions and is confident its system will perform well at the shoot-off, being evaluated as “ready now.” ATMOS Iron Sabre is a proven, fielded system from a family of howitzers that have supported international customers for more than 30 years. Compatible with all existing US projectiles and propellant charges, it fulfills the Army’s mobile howitzer needs immediately, delivering on the modernization and capability improvements defined by Army Futures Command’s Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) objective.

“US Army Fires needs solutions that can keep up with the SBCT, can shoot faster and farther, and most importantly are low risk and ready now. Elbit Systems of America’s ATMOS Iron Sabre addresses all of these needs,” said Ridge Sower, Vice President of Ground Combat & Precision Targeting at the company. “We are pleased to be selected for this evaluation and stand ready for rapid delivery from our hot production line if selected for production and fielding.”

Elbit Systems’ ATMOS is a 155mm/52 caliber truck-mounted howitzer that offers the advantages of superior fire power, enhanced mobility and rapid response time.

Highly adaptable, the modular ATMOS system is compatible with any 6×6 or 8×8 high-mobility tactical truck. ATMOS supplies fire support for all types of missions and can be easily interfaced with customers’ existing C4I systems.

Part of Elbit Systems’ line of fully integrated, modular artillery solutions, ATMOS incorporates an embedded electronic suite, automatic laying system and automatic loading system. The advanced electronic suite effectively enables accurate navigation and autonomous operation, reduced crew size, increased fire power and high precision accuracy.

The ATMOS can fire all types of qualified 155mm ammunition, projectiles and charges that are in use by NATO and other countries. On board containers store a minimum of 18 rounds, including projectiles, propellants and fuzes. The ATMOS achieves ranges exceeding 40km with ERFB-BB ammunition and suitable propelling charge.

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