Brutus at Fire Range

Brutus at Fire Range July 31, 2019

US is continuing to develop its Brutus howitzer, as a reminder of France's CAESER howitzer. US Army fired the 155 mm Brutus self-propelled howitzer in Northern Strike 2019 drill, Michigan. In February 2018, the U.S. Army announced it was interested in exploring available options for a new howitzer to replace its existing 105mm and 155mm towed types. The Brutus 155mm self-propelled mobile gun is jointly developed by the AM General and The Mandus Group companies. The Brutus mounts the same cannon as the M777 to a hydro-pneumatic, soft Recoil system for mounting on 5-ton class truck. Truck mounted howitzer developed to replace existing howitzers in Stryker armoured vehicle-equipped, light infantry, and airborne units. Platform is mounted on a 6x6 modified chassis of M1083 5-ton class truck. 

The CAESER, which is the acronym of “CAmion Équipé d'un Système d'ARtillerie” (Artillery System Mounted on a Truck) uses a 155 mm 52 calibres gun.

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