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Faster, More Precise Airstrikes Within Reach

Faster, More Precise Airstrikes Within Reach

Air-ground fire coordination-also known as Close Air Support or CAS-is a dangerous and difficult business. Pilots and dismounted ground agents must ensure they hit only the intended target using just voice directions and, if they’re lucky, a common paper map. […]


Fort Campbell air warriors light up Oklahoma sky with C-RAM

Fort Campbell air warriors light up Oklahoma sky with C-RAM

A loudspeaker blared “incoming, incoming, incoming” and Soldiers immediately dropped to the ground. A Counter — Rocket, Artillery and Mortar gun whirred as the weapon system tracked the threat. A four-second burst from the Gatling-type gun filled the air with […]


New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

Newly-fielded in Afghanistan, the XM1156 “Precision Guidance Kit” provides add-on precision guidance capability to the projectiles used in the M109A6 Paladin and M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer weapons systems. Artillerymen with Battery’s A and B, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment […]


Field artillery training integrates women into combat specialties

Field artillery training integrates women into combat specialties

The loud booms from the fields of Fort Sill will sound the same, but for the first time women may be responsible for launching the artillery. The first class of female Soldiers joined A Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, […]


Soldiers to get safer artillery rounds

Soldiers to get safer artillery rounds

Beginning March 2014, the Army will take delivery of new artillery rounds which will be safer, but which will also deliver the same performance as those currently used, said an engineer who has tested them. “Cost, performance and IM” were […]


Saab Receives Order for Weapon Locating System Arthur

Saab Receives Order for Weapon Locating System Arthur

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for the Arthur weapon locating system amounting to MSEK 128. Deliveries will take place in 2014. Arthur is a C-band medium-range weapon-locating system that detects and locates enemy artillery fire. The […]


EAPS Completes Miniature Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Flight Test

EAPS Completes Miniature Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Flight Test

Lockheed Martin’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program successfully conducted the first Guided Test Flight to characterize the seeker, guidance, navigation and control systems of its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor. The very small and agile interceptor is designed to […]


Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, Jan. 18. The Afghan National […]


Picatinny recycles artillery shells to create cheaper, safer, more realistic training rounds

Picatinny recycles artillery shells to create cheaper, safer, more realistic training rounds

Picatinny munitions experts have developed a process to recycle a family of old artillery shells to create less expensive, more realistic and safer training rounds for Soldiers, giving new meaning to the slogan “renew, reuse, recycle.” Their process, which begins […]


 
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