- Die US Army erteilte dem Rüstungskonzern BAE den Auftrag, bis 2023 neue 155-mm-Granaten zu liefern. Die Geschosse sollen in einer Entfernung von über 70 Kilometern ihre Ziele präzis treffen.
- BAE misst dem amerikanischen Auftrag grosse Bedeutung zu; gehe es doch um eine entscheidende Komponente für den Einsatz von Präzisionsmunition im Programm Army’s 155mm Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA).
- Der folgende Text ist den UK Defense News entnommen.
BAE say that the capability will help US Army achieve long range precision strikes beyond 70 kilometres by 2023.
BAE Systems has received a $33 million multi-year contract from the U.S. Army to further develop its Long Range Precision Guidance Kit (LR-PGK) for 155mm artillery shells, enabling the Army to conduct long range precision strikes in challenging electromagnetic environments.
“LR-PGK is a critical program in the Army’s 155mm Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) munitions suite, designed to deliver accurate, lethal fires at greater ranges than near-peer adversaries. The BAE Systems solution builds on proven, mature technology, offering greater performance than current guidance kits through increased maneuverability and an incorporated anti-jam capability.
Under the new contract, BAE Systems will produce a series of LR-PGK fuzes for live-fire testing, further validating the solution and demonstrating its accuracy and reliability in challenging battlefield conditions. Prior to the award, BAE Systems successfully demonstrated the LR-PGK capability and performance at Yuma Proving Ground in September 2019. The company committed significant investment to deliver on the Army’s modernization goals by intentionally designing the LR-PGK’s modular architecture for low-cost production and upgradeability.”
In addition to designing and manufacturing the M109 family of Self-Propelled Howitzers, BAE Systems has developed and delivered guidance systems for precision munitions for decades and is a major supplier of artillery round explosives and propellants.