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M163 Vulcan


The M163 Vulcan is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun of US origin. Also known as the Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS), it was developed to replace the M42 Duster in US service. The M163 was complemented by the Chaparral self-propelled surface to air missile system in US service. The M163 packs powerful armament that is only of limited use against aircraft due to the lack of automated fire control.

RBS-70


The RBS-70 is a modern man portable SAM system of Swedish origin. It was developed as a highly mobile system to primarily protect predefined areas, not troops on the move. The manual SACLOS guidance sets this system apart from the more common infrared homing MANPADS designs.

127mm Compatto


The 127mm Compatto is a naval gun turret of Italian origin. It was developed in the late 1960\'s by OTO Melara at the request of the Italian navy. The Compatto design uses many technologies and principles found as found in the 76mm OTO Melara cannon. Recent upgrade plans include a longer 62-caliber barrel that may fire guided rounds at distances of over 100 km.

M911 CHET


The M911 CHET is a Cold War era heavy equipment transporter of US origin. It was acquired in the mid 1970\'s as a more capable and lower cost alternative to the M746 HET that had been developed only years earlier. The name CHET stands for Commercial Heavy Equipment Transporter. The design was bought of the shelf in order to keep the costs as low as possible and to start production as soon as possible.

PLZ07


The PLZ07 is a modern self-propelled howitzer of Chinese origin. It was developed in the early 2000\'s to supplement and replace the older 122mm self-propelled howitzers in Chinese service.