General Dynamics, BAE Systems demo RCGM
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and BAE Systems have successfully demonstrated a tactical version of their 81mm Roll Control Guided Mortar (RCGM). A total of sixteen rounds were tested, all of which guided to within an average miss distance of approximately seven meters from the target at ranges from 980 metres to 4,000 metres.
The testing was conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). The tactical configuration of the RCGM used the current UK L41 high explosive mortar round and a six-increment propulsion charge system produced by BAE Systems.
The guidance package developed by General Dynamics consists of a GPS receiver, standard M734A1 multi-option fuze components, and the company's patented Roll-Controlled Fixed Canard (RCFC) control system.
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