The M109A6 Paladin and its accompanying M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle are full-track vehicles, used by the U.S. Army to provide indirect fire support to ground troops on the battlefield.
The M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzers are highly mobile combat support weapons. The Paladin allows firing in a 360 degree circle through its primary armament, the 155mm cannon assembly. The system is capable of both direct (line of sight) and indirect (out of the line of sight) firing. It can stop and fire the first round in under 60 seconds, allowing the vehicle to avoid counter-battery fire and gives shoot-and-scoot capability.
The M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (FAASV) is the firing-position partner for the M109A6 Paladin and other M109 series self-propelled howitzers. It provides timely, efficient, armor-protected ammunition delivery to cannon artillery systems during both firing and non-firing conditions. It is a full-tracked, aluminum armored, ammunition resupply vehicle with a hydraulic powered conveyor for single-round transfer of ammunition.