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Upgunning vehicles drives armaments market

20th October 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The ongoing trend for armies to increase vehicle lethality through the addition of larger calibre weaponry, as well as the growing utilisation of ‘smart’ programmable ammunition, is driving requirements in today’s armaments market.

One company that is well positioned to meet these market needs is US-based Orbital ATK, which specialises in cannons – including the widely-fielded MK44 Bushmaster – and various medium and large calibre ammunition types ranging from 25mm up to 120mm.

It is currently supplying the US Army for its Stryker lethality upgrade, which sees the MK44 30mm dual-feed cannon (currently designated the XM813) integrated onto

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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