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Australia requests M795 projectiles

9th April 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of M795 projectiles to the Australian government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 5 April.

The request includes 2,504 rounds of M795 with Insensitive Munitions Explosive 101 Explosive Fill 155mm High Explosive projectiles, in a package worth $148 million.

Australia has also requested 155mm high explosive, illumination and white phosphorous munitions, point detonating fuzes, electronic-timed fuzes, M231 and M232/M232A1 propelling charges, percussion primers, technical, logistics and programme support.

The 155mm howitzer ammunition will improve Australia’s capability to meet out-year operational readiness training requirements.

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