In partnership with the U.S. Military, BAE Programs efficiently fired a Sub-Caliber Artillery Lengthy-Vary Projectile with Enhanced Lethality, BAE Programs idea for the U.S. Military’s XM1155 sub-caliber program, from a 155 mm XM907E2 58 caliber cannon and impacted a set goal past ranges beforehand demonstrated by different precision guided projectiles fired from the identical sort of cannon. The take a look at at White Sands Missile Vary, New Mexico, used a U.S. Military-designed sabot package deal and confirmed the projectile’s compatibility with the 155 mm Prolonged Vary Cannon Artillery (ERCA) Howitzer Check Mattress and propelling fees.

BAE Programs idea for the U.S. Military’s XM1155-SC program is a complicated, cannon-launched projectile beneath improvement for the defeat of fastened and transferring targets in contested environments at greater than double the vary of current cannon launched precision guided munitions (PGM). The most recent PGM within the Hypervelocity Projectile household of munitions, our idea was developed to penetrate and destroy adversary defenses by elevated vary, superior steerage, lethality, and survivability. The projectile addresses the Military’s modernization objectives for a long-range precision fires munitions answer.


BAE Programs’ idea for the US Military’s XM1155 sub-calibre programme fires from a 155mm XM907E2 58 calibre cannon. (Photograph by BAE Programs)

“This profitable take a look at confirms our Sub-Caliber Artillery Lengthy-Vary Projectile with Enhanced Lethality can defeat long-range targets and advance to follow-on testing out to double the vary of current guided projectile and with sensors to seek out fastened and transferring targets of curiosity,” mentioned Brent Butcher, vice chairman and common supervisor of Weapon Programs at BAE Programs. “We're assured that the projectile is on monitor to offer the Military the most effective munitions answer for cannon artillery with a leap forward functionality that may convey a extremely deadly, maneuverable projectile to troopers on the battlefield.”

For the previous a number of years, BAE Programs has invested within the innovation, improvement and testing of superior long-range precision fires options and has accomplished greater than 100 PGM exams. In early 2022, the predecessor to our XM1155-SC idea, BAE Programs’ Prolonged Vary Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP-ER) efficiently destroyed a goal at a spread of greater than 110 kilometers. BAE Programs is at present beneath contract with the U.S. Military to develop and take a look at the projectile as a part of the Military’s XM1155 Prolonged Vary Artillery Projectile program.