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US Army orders additional PGKs

22nd September 2017 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Orbital ATK has received $123 million in orders from the US Army under production contract Option 2 for the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), the company announced on 19 September.

The company signed the original $69 million production option in July 2016 under the same Option 2.

The PGK combines guidance and fuse function for 155mm conventional artillery projectiles into one GPS-guided device. Replacing a standard fuse with Orbital ATK's PGK greatly increases the accuracy of artillery projectiles and significantly reduces the risk of collateral damage, allowing them to be delivered within 50m of the designated target.

According to the company, during recent acceptance testing, randomly selected PGK fuses met all acceptance criteria for accuracy and reliability while also performing required fuse functions with a 'perfect' safety record.

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