BAE Systems Tests Sub-Caliber Artillery Long-Range Projectile

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BAE Systems Tests Sub-Caliber Artillery Long-Range Projectile
Sub-Caliber projectile fired from a 155 mm XM907E2 cannon @BAE Systems

BAE Systems and the U.S. Army tested a Sub-Caliber Artillery Long-Range Projectile from a 155 mm XM907E2 58 caliber cannon.

The company is currently under contract with the U.S. Army to develop and test the projectile as part of the Army’s XM1155 Extended Range Artillery Projectile program.

The test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, used a U.S. Army-designed sabot package and confirmed the projectile’s compatibility with the 155 mm Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) Howitzer Test Bed and propelling charges.

BAE Systems’ concept for the U.S. Army’s XM1155-SC program is an advanced, cannon-launched projectile under development for the defeat of fixed and moving targets in contested environments at more than double the range of existing cannon launched precision guided munitions (PGM). The latest PGM in the Hypervelocity Projectile family of munitions, it was developed to penetrate and destroy adversary defenses through increased range, advanced guidance, lethality, and survivability. The projectile addresses the Army’s modernization goals for a long-range precision fires munitions solution.

The company has completed more than 100 PGM tests. In early 2022, the predecessor to the XM1155-SC concept, the Extended Range Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP-ER), destroyed a target at a range of more than 110km.

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