Artillery Competence RCH 155®

The mission changes - so does BOXER

BOXER as Remote-Controlled Howitzer 155 mm (RCH 155®) combines the fire power and effective range of the automated, remote-controlled Artillery Gun Module (AGM®) with the protection and mobility of the combat-proven wheeled armoured vehicle BOXER.

RCH 155® can fire up to 9 rounds per minute to a range of up to 40 km with standard ammunition (Base Bleed, BB) which leads to an area coverage of 5,026 km². An increased range of up to 54 km is possible with Very Long Range Artillery Projectiles (VLAP). To integrate AGM® with the NATO Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding (JBMOU) compatible, fielded 155 mm L52 Artillery gun, BOXER makes use of its growth potential of up to 39 t.

The Artillery Gun Module of the RCH 155® is unmanned and provides automated navigation and fire control, features fully automated gun laying, projectile and charge loading. These capabilities deliver a unique 360° efficiency range across all elevations and up to six modular charges without the necessity to use support during firing. This leads to the reduced crew of 2 (driver/operator, commander). On the other hand RCH 155® is also able to perform quick “Shoot and Scoot” which provides a major advantage in terms of rapid relocation during operation.

RCH 155® adds outstanding tactical and strategic mobility for efficient actions. Its high precision and accuracy prepares RCH 155® for all relevant scenarios with a combat load of 30 fused rounds and 144 modular charges.

The survivability of the vehicle and its crew have been a key characteristic and therefore given highest priority.

Key features
Maximum speed 100 km/h
Engine capacity (ISO) up to 600 kW (816 hp)
Engine type MTU V8 199TE20/21
Range 700 km
Electrical system 24 V DC, up to 540 A
Max. gross vehicle weight 39 t
Max. straight gradient 60%
Max. slope gradient 30%
Trench crossing 2.0 m
Step climbing ability 0.8 m
Turning radius 7.5 m (skid steering)
Length 10.50 m
Width 2.99 m
Height (turret roof) 3.60 m
Ground clearance 0.5 m
Crew: 2 (driver/operator, commander)
Rate of fire: up to 9 rounds per minute
Main armament: cal. 155 mm / L52 gun (JBMOU compatible)
Elevation: -2.5° up to + 65°
Azimuth: 360° (+/- 200°) with up to 6 modular charges
Effective range: up to 40 km with BB, up to 54 km with VLAP
Ammo magazine capacity: 30 fused rounds, 144 modular charges
Inductive fuse setting during loading process
Loading possible in all elevation and azimuth positions
Rapid "Shoot and scoot" and "Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact" (MRSI)
Engagement of moving targets
Air conditioning and NBC-protection systems
Fire extinguishing system in engine compartment
Exemplary Options
Remote Controlled Weapon Station, Multi-Purpose Grenade Launcher (MPL), direct firing capability (360°)

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