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Indo Defence 2016: Hopes for light artillery expansion

6th November 2016 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Jakarta

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French defence manufacturer Nexter expects further orders for its LG1 light artillery gun in Indonesia.

The company has already delivered 20 to the Indonesian Marines. LG1 fires 105mm rounds and is marinised so that it can be used in a naval environment.

A spokesperson from Nexter said that the Indonesian Army may be interested in buying the gun as well because it is a lightweight system weighing just 1,550kg that can be easily deployed by medium helicopters like the Bell 212 and SA 330 Puma.

LG1 can fire 12 rounds per minute and can be brought into action in 30

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