The LW155 is the world's first 155mm howitzer with a flyweight of less than 9800 pounds with digital fire control. Designed as artillery support for the Marine Corps and Army Light Forces, the LW155 is air transportable by medium or heavy lift helicopters, the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft, and other tactical transport aircraft. The LW155 offers greater ground mobility and improved reaction times, compared with the greater than 16,000 pound M198 Howitzer it is designed to replace. It also offers significant advantages in the areas of automatic breech opening and primer feed, and crew ergonomics.