BAE Systems reveals details of next-generation artillery ammunition
Following its unveiling less that a year ago, BAE Systems has confirmed that it has modelled over 100 projectiles of its 155mm Next Generation Adaptable Ammunition, which is being developed using internal R&D funding to meet future customer requirements, with these including potentially the British Army.
An update was given at the Future Indirect Fires Conference in Bristol last month by Aaron Farmer, programme manager and Ben Worrall, engineering manager – future artillery at BAE Systems.
The 155mm projectile is of a streamlined design and can be manufactured using existing processes at BAE Systems facility at Washington, Tyne and Wear.
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