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The Pentagon ordered the creation of a new guidance system for 155-mm ammunition

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The company BAE Systems will develop for the US Army new adjustable artillery shells. According to the portal defensenews.com, the US Department of Defense signed a contract with the contractor to create a new guidance system for 155-mm ammunition.


The cost of the contract is estimated at $ 8 million. For this money, BAE Systems should provide the US Army with ready-made samples of the guidance system for projectiles that can be aimed at the target in conditions of unstable GPS operation.

The Pentagon ordered the creation of a new guidance system for 155-mm ammunition


We understand the critical importance of maintaining the accuracy of long-range artillery against any adversary. Our kits will provide this opportunity for existing 155 mm caliber ammunition and future ammunition designed to provide a much larger range.
- said Mark Casseres, Head of Precision Guidance and Sensor Solutions for BAE Systems Corporation.

To date, the US Army uses adjustable artillery shells such as Excalibur. But given the ability of many potential adversaries to interfere with the operation of GPS systems or jam satellite signals, the U.S. Armed Forces want an alternative system for high-precision artillery firing. Earlier, the US Air Force Research Laboratory presented a solution that would allow equipment and soldiers to navigate the terrain and determine their position with high accuracy without accessing the GPS signal, reports "Warspot"

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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 31 January 2018 14: 32 New
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    Earlier, the US Air Force Research Laboratory presented a solution that will allow equipment and soldiers to navigate the terrain and with high accuracy to determine their location without access to the GPS signal, reports "Warspot"
    Eureka! US scientists discovered maps and coordinate system laughing
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 31 January 2018 14: 44 New
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      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Eureka! US scientists discovered maps and coordinate system

      Soon think of an inertial system.
  2. maratk
    maratk 31 January 2018 14: 33 New
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    yeah really. impressive footage. there must be a shell really go to the top ten.
  3. Altona
    Altona 31 January 2018 14: 37 New
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    And what? Three unmanned helicopters on the destroyer Zumwalt with a flight range of 200 km can not cope? Or have you decided to come up with something more interesting than the triangulation method? laughing laughing
    PS Hochma is that on the Zumwalt destroyer, instead of the announced railgun, there is a paired 155-mm artillery unit that shoots smart shells for 100 km. To make them fly more accurately, three unmanned helicopters take off from the destroyer in order to direct the first shell apparently, because the range of these drones is only 200 km. laughing laughing laughing
  4. san4es
    san4es 31 January 2018 15: 38 New
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    creating a new guidance system for 155 mm ammunition ....

    Precision Guidance and Sensor Solutions - Precision Guides and Sensor Solutions
    ... It must be with a laser, as for these NARS:

    ... See under the impression of "Krasnopol":
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 31 January 2018 19: 04 New
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    I look at the guns is positioning equipment, and how it works in electronic warfare conditions is interesting? After all, hitting a shell depends on the starting point, or are they so confident in their guns that they rely only on the shell