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BAE Systems invests in next-gen 155mm ammunition

4th August 2022 - 18:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Bristol


The 155mm Next Generation Adaptable Ammunition is being developed by BAE Systems for home and export markets. (Image: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems is developing next-generation 155mm ammunition technology with a range of base and fuze options for land and naval applications

BAE Systems is using internal R&D funding to develop 155mm Next Generation Adaptable Ammunition to meet potential requirements in home and export markets.

Details of this new development were provided in late July at the Future Indirect Fires conference in Bristol by Muneebah Suleman, business development manager, and Ben Worrall, engineering manager – future artillery, in the Land business unit at BAE Systems.

The 155mm thin-walled projectile under development has a more streamlined design and is filled with Next Generation Polymer Bonded Explosive (PBneXt) which is claimed would give 'an enhanced effect on the target'.

This high-explosive (HE) content is insensitive munition (IM)-compliant and

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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