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The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer

Manufacturer: BAE Systems’ Global Combat Systems
Caliber: 155mm
Max Range: 24 km (15 mi) with standard M107 rounds
                    40 km (25 mi) with GPS guided Excalibur rounds
In service: since 2005
Used by: United States Marine Corps
               United States Army
               Royal Saudi Land Force
               Australian Army
               Canadian Army

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Photo Credits, in descending order:

– U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire an artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar, on June 12, 2011. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

– A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. HMH-361 provided aerial support by repositioning the howitzers to Camp Dwyer. (Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo)

(Canadian Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An M-777 155mm howitzer fires at a low ballistic trajectory in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

(BAE Systems)

– An artillery round exits the barrel of an M777A2 155mm Howitzer during a live-fire exercise by 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at the National Training Center here Feb. 19. Soldiers from the 2-8th FA are training at the NTC during a month-long rotation in preparation for the 1-25th’s deployment to Afghanistan later this year. (Spc. Michael Blalack, 1-25th SBCT PAO)      

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Reservists from The Princess Louise Fusiliers and soldiers from The New Hampshire Army National Guard climbed to new heights while revisiting the once notorious Devil’s Brigade training grounds for Mountain Operations training on Exercise TARGHEE SUMMIT. Over 100 Canadian and US personnel from The Princess Louise Fusiliers, New Hampshire Army National Guard, Land Force Atlantic Area HQ, 36 Canadian Brigade Group HQ, The West Nova Scotia Regiment, The 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders and 33 Field Ambulance (Halifax), Canadian Forces Health Services (Atlantic), 37 Signals Regiment Detachment (Saint John) took part on the exercise held from 26 Apr – 7 May, 2012. The exercise also helped foster camaraderie, boost moral and bridged the gap between Canadian and US soldiers.   Photo by Sergeant Lance Wade, 36 Canadian Brigade Group Public Affairs