U.S. National Guard Tests Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System at Northern Strike 19

The U.S. National Guard has tested the Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System (MWS) during Exercise Northern Strike 19, one of the largest reserve component exercises supported by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The testing was conducted at Camp Grayling, Michigan by 2nd Battalion, 122 Field Artillery (2-122 FA) of the Illinois Army National Guard.

The Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System (MWS) is a light, highly maneuverable self-propelled howitzer system. The system consists of a U.S. Army standard M20 105mm cannon mounted on an M1152A1w/B2 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), commonly called Humvee.

The system allows the weapon to move, shoot, and move again without relying on heavy equipment or large number of troops/logistic support.

Northern Strike’s mission is to maximize the full-spectrum combat readiness of National Guard units through realistic, cost-effective joint fires training in an adaptable environment, with an emphasis on cooperation between joint and coalition forces.



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