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UAE: Next generation self-propelled howitzer makes global premiere at IDEX03:25

UAE: Next generation self-propelled howitzer makes global premiere at IDEX

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
February 23, 2021 at 08:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Czech-based defence contractor Excalibur Army showcased its latest artillery system known as DITA on Monday. The release came during the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2021 arms exhibition that started on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

The DITA is a next generation 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer, equipped with a 155 mm L45 gun, with a firing range of up to 39 km (24 miles).

Excalibur Army says that the DITA offers an unmatched rate of fire with only two members of the crew required to operate the massive armoured vehicle. It features a modern onboard control system and which uses a remarkably short time to reach the firing position.

The 15th edition of IDEX and NAVDEX will be taking place from February 21-25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Over 900 exhibitors from 59 nations are taking part through 35 national exhibition stands. According to the organizers, more than 12 billion AED (€2,7 billion, $3.3 billion) worth of total arms transactions was signed during the first two days of the exhibitions.

UAE: Next generation self-propelled howitzer makes global premiere at IDEX03:25
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Czech-based defence contractor Excalibur Army showcased its latest artillery system known as DITA on Monday. The release came during the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2021 arms exhibition that started on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

The DITA is a next generation 8x8 wheeled self-propelled howitzer, equipped with a 155 mm L45 gun, with a firing range of up to 39 km (24 miles).

Excalibur Army says that the DITA offers an unmatched rate of fire with only two members of the crew required to operate the massive armoured vehicle. It features a modern onboard control system and which uses a remarkably short time to reach the firing position.

The 15th edition of IDEX and NAVDEX will be taking place from February 21-25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Over 900 exhibitors from 59 nations are taking part through 35 national exhibition stands. According to the organizers, more than 12 billion AED (€2,7 billion, $3.3 billion) worth of total arms transactions was signed during the first two days of the exhibitions.