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ST Kinetics awarded 40MM HEDP-SD supply contract by the Finnish Army

15th June 2010 - 13:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ST Kinetics, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, has been awarded a contract by the Finnish Army for the supply of 40mm High Velocity, High-Explosive Dual Purpose - Self Destruct (HV HEDP-SD) ammunition. This is a repeat order from the Finnish Army, a customer ST Kinetics has been supplying to since 2000.

The 40mm HV HEDP-SD round is designed to NATO STANAG 4403 for use in 40mm automatic grenade launchers. The ST Kinetics-patented mechanical self-destruct fuze is highly reliable and conforms to the MIL-STD-331 standard for fuze safety, reliability and performance. The HV HEDP-SD rounds can significantly reduce incidence of duds, especially in snow, swamp and sandy terrains.

"We are pleased to secure another contract from the Finnish Army, one of our key 40mm customers in Europe. This is a strong endorsement of the superior features of our HEDP-SD rounds, making it a clear leader in high velocity self destruct munitions."

SEW Chee Jhuen
President, ST Kinetics

ST Kinetics is a leading provider of Total 40mm Solutions, offering a comprehensive range of 40mm grenade launcher weapon systems, and a family of high velocity and low velocity 40mm ammunition that include high explosive, enhanced blast, self-destruct, air bursting, surveillance, insensitive and less-than-lethal rounds. Our key customers in Europe include the Armed Forces in UK, Sweden, Spain and Slovenia. ST Kinetics is committed to maintaining its 40mm market leadership through product innovation and ammunition reliability.

The full range of ST Kinetics' Total 40mm Solutions are on display at Eurosatory 2010 (Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre) from 14 to 18 June 2010, Hall 6 Stand M320.

Source: ST Kinetics


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