The GAU-8 / A gun is mounted on the A-10 attack aircraft. At one time, these attack aircraft actively used ammunition with depleted uranium (OU) cores during the bombing of Yugoslavia. Echoes of the use of such aircraft in Serbian cities are heard to this day.
In addition to aviation ammunition with DU, the United States plans to dispose of armor-piercing tank shells of calibers 105 and 120 mm. These projectiles also feature depleted uranium.
The American media reported that the tender parameters for the disposal of a huge number of ammunition from OS in the United States was posted a few days ago. The document presents the nomenclature of ammunition that the Pentagon plans to dispose of. They are stored at the 8 arsenals of the American army, including Hawthorne army depots, McAlister ammunition factory warehouses, Tuile arsenal, Enniston ammunition storage center, etc.
It has not yet been announced how much the Pentagon plans to spend to dispose of this huge arsenal of shells with OS.