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M992A1 FAASV Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicle

Following Desert Storm, the program followed two development paths during the mid-1990s: new manufacture of 125 M992A1s and upgrade of all M992A0s to M992A2 configuration.

The US Army has improved the basic M992 through a series of upgrades to M992A1 and M992A2 configurations. US Army testing and decisions relating to the M109A6 Paladin reaffirmed the need for an FAASV in direct, organic support of each self-propelled gun. The US Army type-classified the M992A1, which contains a series of improvements based on lessons learned during the extensive operational testing of the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer. The M992A1 design, incorporated Paladin's low-heat rejection engine, modification to propellant storage configuration, and rear door/conveyor improvements to facilitate operations with the M109A6.

All 125 M992A1s were also subsequently converted to the M992A2 configuration. Both paths facilitated FAASV interoperability with the Paladin.

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