Sunday, May 31, 2020

Where Chile's Artillery Units Are Deployed

Chile's Army has its most powerful artillery units in the north, near the border with Peru and Bolivia. That's the main take-away from an article in an Army publication that details where each artillery unit is deployed and its main armament. (See below.) Three self-propelled units with refurbished M-109 Paladin are in Arica, Antofagasta and Baquedano, and a fourth is stationed in the far south. The only rocket artillery unit also is stationed in Arica. It is equipped with Israel-made LAR 160 vehicles. Several battalions use Soltam M-71 howitzers, also made in Israel. In other areas, primarily less-vulnerable zones, the Army supports its units with 105mm howitzers.