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Australian Army Discussions and Updates

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by mickk, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. hairyman

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    I am not an artillary man. Could any artillary types on here indicate what they make of that price?
     
  2. Todjaeger

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    Not a gun bunny, but IIRC the price of US M712 'Copperhead' laser-guided 155 mm HEAT artillery shells had been ~USD$10,000 per round around 30 years ago, though current pricing is supposed to be close to USD$70,000 per round.
     
  3. hairyman

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    Wow.... Thanks for that Todjaeger. I had no idea they could be that sort of price.
     
  4. Todjaeger

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    Happy to help. The pricing itself came from cost estimates for an arms package delivered to/used by Lebanon against daesh forces within eastern Lebanon late last year and the estimate was made January of this year IIRC.

    I would imagine that 'dumb' 155 mm rounds would likely be 'only' a few thousand dollars, but any time one starts adding extra capabilities, like base-bleed projectiles, rocket-assisted, or any of the other methods to achieve extended range, precision guidance/targeting, and/or special warhead capabilities like HEAT, the price will quickly start rising. The joys of increased complexity.
     
  5. Stampede

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    Just wondering if your mate could knock up an extra dozen fully working one to one scale MBT's to support the Armoured Cav Regt's.
    It might be quicker than Army / Govt making said decision on extra MBT numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Regards S
     
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