A video of testing the ninth prototype of the promising American 155-mm self-propelled howitzer XM1299 appeared on the Web. Roller, originally posted by the US Army on DVIDS, later appeared on the YouTub channel of the military blogger Chingis Dambiev.
In the description of the video says, that tests were carried out 19 December 2020 years at the US Army training ground in Yuma. As a target, a 2T7M transport-loading vehicle on the ZIL-131 ZRK 2K12 chassis was used “Cube-M1” Soviet production, in range 70 km.
During the tests of the howitzer, three shells were fired and only the third shot hit the target. The first shot was fired corrected (with inertial satellite guidance) shell XM1113 RAP with a new “supercharge” XM654. The deviation from the target was 200 m. The second shot was fired by an upgraded 155 mm M982A1 Excalibur extended range guided active-rocket projectile. The target was also not hit, the cause is a hardware problem.
The third shot was fired with a conventional 155 mm M982A1 Excalibur extended range guided active-rocket projectile., so he hit the ground target.
Tests found successful. Colonel Anthony Gibbs said, ammunition project leader, several new ammunition for cannon artillery is currently being developed in order to increase the maximum firing range.