SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Wednesday it has completed the development of an upgraded 105 mm howitzer featuring increased agility and automated firing control.
The self-propelled artillery system combines the existing 105 mm towed howitzer with a five-ton truck as its bed.
The 105 mm howitzer with a range of around 11 kilometers is known for reliability, speed and accuracy.
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the country's arms procurement agency, launched a project in 2015 to develop the evolved 105 mm howitzer in partnership with Hanhwa Techwin, a local defense firm.
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