US Army’s newest M109A7 howitzers participate in live-fire exercise in Lithuania

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German, Dutch, Norwegian and U.S. forces demonstrated their firepower during the Baltic Ballista live-fire workout astatine Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.

Artillery batteries practiced occurrence enactment coordination to beryllium stronger unneurotic successful a NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Lithuania.

U.S. Army M109A7 self-propelled Howitzers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, besides person participated successful a multinational workout held astatine Pabrade Training Area. As portion of the event, the Soldiers conducted live-fire grooming and platoon certifications connected Artillery Table XII.


The M109A7 is the successor to the BAE Systems M109 household of 155mm howitzers and continues to usage the aforesaid weapon arsenic the older artillery portion and has the aforesaid cab structure.

The Paladin is much lethal present than ever. Many enhancements person been made to amended alteration the Troopers who run them connected the battlefield.

The precocious mentation of the M109 howitzer uses the existing main armament and cab operation of a Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s chassis components with modem components communal to the Bradley vehicle. The improved chassis operation provides greater survivability and commonality with the existing systems successful the armored brigade combat teams, reducing operational sustainability costs by replacing obsolete components.

Photo by Agustin MontanezPhoto by Agustin Montanez