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US long-range precision strike to encompass 155mm shells

23rd July 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems will continue development of a long-range precision strike capability for the US Army, under a new $33 million contract.

In particular, the company will adapt its Long Range Precision Guidance Kit (LR-PGK) for 155mm artillery shells.

This will enable the US Army to conduct long-range precision strikes beyond 70km by 2023 – even in challenging electromagnetic environments, BAE Systems stated on 22 July.

LR-PGK forms part of the 155mm Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) munitions suite used by the US Army.

Under the new contract, BAE Systems will produce a series of LR-PGK fuzes for live-fire testing, further validating the solution and demonstrating its accuracy and reliability in challenging battlefield conditions.

Before the contract award, the company successfully demonstrated the LR-PGK capability and performance at Yuma Proving Ground in September 2019. BAE Systems noted that it ‘committed significant investment to deliver on the Army’s modernisation goals by intentionally designing the LR-PGK’s modular architecture for low-cost production and upgradeability’.

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