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BAE live-fires Rokar Silver Bullet guidance kit

13th May 2015 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has undertaken live-fire testing of its Rokar Silver Bullet precision guidance kit for standard 155mm artillery shells, the company announced on 11 May.

The most recent live fire event took place in Israel in February and was part of a series of demonstrations with several customers, including a firing demonstration performed with Poongsan Corporation, a South Korean defence contractor.

Over 150 Rokar Silver Bullet kits have been tested over several years of development according to the company, with tests conducted in various conditions and terrains including land and sea. The majority of the kits have hit within 10m of the target in these demonstrations.

The Rokar Silver Bullet guidance system is designed to transform an artillery shell into a highly accurate munition. It has the ability to self-correct in flight, which can increase effectiveness and reduce collateral damage, allowing for more precise engagement in urban environments and against protected targets.

The kit is compatible with current inventories of conventional artillery shells and can be assembled in the field as a standard artillery fuze.

The Silver Bullet has been fired from various artillery guns, including the K9 barrel and M109, and using several types of artillery shells such as the K307 and M795.

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