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GIWS waits for green light on SMArt 155 munition Phase 2

16th March 2022 - 14:35 GMT | by Christopher F Foss

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Complete SMArt155 artillery projectile (middle) with sub-munitions containing an explosively formed penetrator warhead deployed by a parachute (left and right). (Photo: GIWS)

The German parliament is expected by mid-2022 to approve the next step in a programme to revive production of the SMArt 155mm artillery projectile.

German company Gesellschaft fur Intelligente Wirksysteme (GIWS) has completed the Phase 1 contract to resume production of the sensor-fuzed SMArt 155mm artillery projectile, which is also known by its German Army designation of DM702/DM702A1.

The completed Phase 1 contract aimed to source the elements that are required to restart production as the existing stored SMArt 155 projectiles will eventually run out of shelf life.

A Phase 2 contract was expected in 2021 but this has now slipped and is now expected before the summer recess of the German parliament, according to a representative of GIWS (a JV between Diehl Defence

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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