AS9 Huntsman testing nearly complete in South Korea
Testing of the Australian Army’s incoming AS9 Huntsman self-propelled howitzer is nearing completion in South Korea.
The self-propelled artillery system is being trialled with three-round burst and automated loading capabilities.
Blast testing has previously been conducted in Israel to mimic the effects of a landmine by detonating an explosive charge at the base of a full size AS9 hull fitted with crash test dummies, cameras, and sensors.
The Australian Army will receive two AS9s, modelled off the South Korean K9 Thunder, and an AS10 armoured ammunition resupply vehicle imported from South Korea.
Major Brendan Kelleher of the project team under Land 8116 said the tests ensured the combination of Australian ammunition and a Korean cannon were safe for service.