BAE Systems to develop precision-guidance kits for Army's 155-millimeter munitions
HUDSON, N.H. U.S. Army officials tapped BAE Systems to develop modernized precision-guidance kits that ensure the accuracy of 155-millimeter artillery munitions. The contract is valued at $8 million.
The trajectory corrections of BAE Systems’ precision-guidance kits improve the strike accuracy of the munitions, officials explain. This precision strike capability also allows warfighters to accurately engage targets for longer periods of time with less ammunition and logistical sustainment.
“We understand the critical importance of maintaining the accuracy of the Army’s long-range artillery against any adversary,” said Marc Casseres, director of Precision Guidance and Sensor Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our kits will provide this capability for the current stock of 155-millimeter munitions and future munitions designed to provide significantly greater range."
The company’s precision-guidance kits are compatible with existing and experimental artillery munitions and propellants, as well as multiple firing platforms, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles.
This contract was awarded by the Army’s Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium.
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