DITA

Prototype self-propelled gun-howitzer with an advanced Onboard Control System and autonomous superstructure operation ability.

ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
  • 155 mm NATO caliber
  • Up to 39 km firing range
  • Automatic gun aiming
  • Armoured air-conditioned cab with a filtration unit
  • 40 carried rounds

DITA Gun-Howitzer

main features

The DITA self-propelled gun-howitzer vehicle is a new modern artillery weapon using a NATO 155 mm standard ammunition. It derives from the original Czechoslovak concept of Tatra truck-mounted howitzers, but it takes the autonomy of operation to the next level. DITA offers an unprecended rate of fire with only 2 members of the crew required – the driver and the commander. It features a modern Onboard Control System with high speed in taking up and leaving the firing position, great accuracy and excellent hard terrain crossability. 

The concept utilizes a fully autonomous superstructure so it is possible for the weapon to be mounted on a tracked chassis, too.

In January 2021 the DITA program has reached a functional prototype readiness milestone with a series of tests and trials scheduled ahead.

2crew members only
39kilometers firing range
90km/h onroad top speed
 
BASIC PARAMETERS
SPECIFIC PARAMETERS
DRIVE-LINE

DITA

Onboard control system

The DITA howitzer is equipped with a powerful Onboard Control System which contains subsystems of diagnostics, navigation, automatic gun guiding, autonomous calculation of shooting elements and ammunition management. The howitzer is equipped with an automatic guiding system that allows fast and fully-automatic weapon adjustment into fire position.

The OCS ensures reliable, fast and accurate gun guiding at requested direction - automatically after selection of traverse and elevation data. Also both OCS and automatic loading device are controlled through the M4 control panel.

The OCS has been designed to ensure the weapon is able to take up firing position as fast as possible, complete the mission acquiring the requested effect on target and leave position. Main advantage provides that gun is controlled from the cab by two opertors only. In case of navigation system failure emergency gun aiming is provided through optical sight.

M4 CONTROL SYSTEM

Control panel is an electronic device to control the Onboard Control System. It indicates all diagnostics data related to the gun and chassis condition. M4 panel is portable providing control of the turret outside the cab.

MAIN BENEFITS

AUTOMATIC GUN GUIDING
155 mm CALIBER
MINIMAL CREW REQUIREMENTS
NBC, A/C, HEATING
APHU

AUTONOMOUS WEAPON SUPERSTRUCTURE

DITA howitzer concept is an independent superstructure based on TATRA 8×8 chassis. It is however capable of fully autonomous operation so the crew can operate the gun even in case of undercarriage failure or its deliberate shut down. Due to this feature the superstructre can also be placed on a different – e.g. tracked – vehicle.

GALLERY AND DOWNLOADS

EXCALIBUR ARMY reserves the right to adjust or withdraw product specification listed in brochures and online without prior notice due to design and development procedures. Thank you for understanding.

DITA 155 mm Product leaflet

Headquarters

EXCALIBUR ARMY Ltd.
Olomoucká 1841/175
785 01 Šternberk
Czech Republic
+420 585 083 111
obchod@excaliburarmy.cz

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