DONAR combines the fire power and range of the automatic and remote-controlled Artillery Gun Module (AGM) with the protection and mobility of the mission-tested GDELS ASCOD. Thanks to the DONAR’s network-based system architecture it will also be possible to implement autonomous driving and action (remote-controlled) in the future. The fire control system and ammunition matrix can support already used as well as future NATO ammunition types (JBMOU-compatible). These special characteristics make the DONAR a future-oriented barrelled artillery system. Increased protection for the crew by separating the crew compartment and operator stations while retaining the artillery capabilities of the PzH 2000.
The synthesis of the time-tested NATO-JBMoU 155mm/L52 main gun and the unmanned Artillery Gun Module (AGM) on GDELS ASCOD infantry fighting vehicle chassis results in a unique level of artillery effectiveness with a present range of up to 54 km through 360° azimuth and all charge and elevation ranges without requiring support.Developed and refined as a result of joint operations, the complete autonomy of the overall system in command, navigation and fire control, as well as its system-inherent stability open up entirely new mission options (such as firing on moving targets, encampment defence, etc.).