Australian Army tests SMArt 155 projectile
The Australian Army has successfully tested its new Sensor-fused Munition for Artillery (SMArt) 155mm round, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 4 April.
The projectile was tested during Exercise Chimera, conducted on 24 and 25 March, at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area near Rockhampton, Queensland.
The SMArt 155 projectile will provide the army with the ability to effectively engage and destroy heavy armoured fighting vehicles, such as main battle tanks, at operationally significant ranges, in all weather and terrain.
The round has been designed for long range, top attack. Each round contains two sub-munitions which descend over the battlefield on parachutes, identify armoured vehicles using advanced sensors, and then fire an explosively formed penetrator warhead into the target.
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