The latest artillery shell in the art exhibition has a rocket assisted range of 40 kilometers

 The latest artillery shell in the art exhibition has a rocket assisted range of 40 kilometers

Global Network Military Reporting: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., the business arm of General Dynamics, will launch rocket-propelled extended range projectiles at the Army Association (AUSA) conference in Washington, D.C., according to the US Defense Blog website on October 11, local time.

Reported that AUSA is one of the worlds largest land war forums, with more than 37,000 participants from the U.S. government and industry. Three General Dynamics Business Departments will demonstrate innovative technologies at AUSA 2019 Fair and Expo. This technology can provide the U.S. Army with multi-field combat capabilities, including the latest insensitive ammunition XM1113, high explosive rocket boost range type, XM1113RA. P-shaped shells.

XM1113RAP is a kind of extended range projectile, which uses rocket technology to provide greater thrust to the projectile, so that the current 155mm field artillery system in the United States can reach a range of 40 kilometers, an increase of 30% compared with the M549A1 projectile. This improves performance and gun safety. This is the most critical component of the Armys LRPF strategy and long-range cannon artillery program.

The traditional high explosive TNT in typical shells has also been replaced by insensitive ammunition explosives, which are not volatile and have no response to external stimuli such as rocket grenades, improvised explosive devices and extremely high temperatures. For example, if a rocket grenade hits the weapon cabin, the ammunition in the weapon cabin is less likely to be killed.

At present, the replacement of M549A1 rocket-assisted projectile in stock, the new projectile can be fused with precision guidance kit to improve accuracy. XM1113 will use traditional artillery systems to increase the range of such projectiles and provide greater capability for the latest U.S. military M777ER new howitzer.

Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026