IDF Developing Cannon with 25-Mile Range

September 21, 2011  

The IDF’s Artillery Corps is considering a new cannon system with the ability to shoot six shells a minute with a range of 25 miles.

The system also will be easier to load automatically.

The IDF is studying two possible weapons – one manufactured in Israel by Elbit and the other by a German company that manufactures the cannon in the United States.

The new cannon system that will be chosen will replace the Doher 155mm cannon system which has served the Artillery Corps for years but which officials say needs to be updated.

The Elbit “ATMOS” cannon system under consideration is transported by truck and fires a 155mm shell.

Artillery shells have been a mainstay of the IDF in fighting terror in Gaza and along the Lebanese border.

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