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Nioa delivers Assegai 155mm munitions for ADF

6th September 2018 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Nioa has delivered the first batch of Assegai 155mm munitions for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF's) M777 A2 howitzers.

The delivery is a part of the Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition project contract awarded to the company in December 2017.

The contract includes a programme to fully qualify the Assegai munitions family in the BAE Systems M777 A2 lightweight towed howitzer, including integration into the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System fire-support C2 system. Once completed, this will be followed by the supply of high performance stock.

Under the project, Nioa partnered with Rheinmetall Denel Munitions, Nitrochemie and Junghans Defence for various components of the munitions including HE, training and Illum rounds, modular propellant charges, primers and high performance fuzes.

Further deliveries of pre-formed fragmentation, insensitive HE and smoke natures are planned for 2019 in readiness for the commencement of the ADF’s qualification programme.

The advanced Assegai 155mm munitions will provide a significant increase in capability with increased range, lethality and first-round-on-target accuracy.

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