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ATK develops Scorpion mortar

10th March 2016 - 14:41 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in London

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Orbital ATK is developing a new precision guided mortar system called ‘Scorpion’ as its pitch for the US Army’s 120mm High Explosive Guided Mortar (HEGM) requirement.

Orbital ATK’s Jarrod Krull told Shephard that Scorpion will be partly based on the company’s XM395 precision mortar, which the US Army used for its Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI). 

APMI was itself based on Orbital ATK’s Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), and so is designed to transform normal projectiles into precision munitions by replacing the conventional fuse with a guidance fuse and replacing the existing tail fins.

The APMI program has now come

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Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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