Elbit Systems To Provide M339 HE-MP-T Ammunition For Swedish Stridsvagn 122 Main Battle Tanks
Elbit Methods Ltd. introduced that it was awarded a contract for about $27 million by the Swedish Defence Materials Administration, to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with M339 HE-MP-T Tank Cartridge rounds, a 120mm ammunition, and Knowledge Setting Items, for its Stridsvagn 122 (Leopard 2) Fundamental Battle Tanks (MBTs). The contract will probably be carried out over ten months. Appropriate for all NATO 120mm smoothbore gun MBTs, the M339 is a high-accuracy, multi-purpose 120mm tank ammunition that complies with the relevant requirements of the U.S. Army and NATO. The Swedish Armed Forces chosen the M339 to enhance the firepower and the power of the battle tanks to interact several types of targets.
Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122) is a Swedish important battle tank primarily based on the German Leopard 2 improved variant, similar to the German Leopard 2A5, using newer expertise similar to command-, control-, and fire-control methods, in addition to bolstered armor and long-term fight capability. Externally, the car could be distinguished from the Leopard 2A5 by the French GALIX smoke dispensers, totally different storage bins, and the thicker crew hatches. The Strv 122B, has been geared up with modular AMAP composite armor from IBD Deisenroth to present “360° safety” in opposition to threats similar to explosively fashioned penetrators, rocket-propelled grenades, and improvised explosive gadgets. The Stridsvagn 122 was designed to combat in Swedish situations together with closely forested areas in addition to city terrain.
The M339 Excessive Explosive Multi-Objective Tracer tank cartridge (HE-MP-T) is the last word multi-purpose tank ammunition for area and concrete warfare. The M339 HE-MP-T or Hatzav spherical was developed by IMI Methods following the teachings discovered from the Second Lebanon Struggle and Operation Forged Lead, the place the prevailing “Halolan” munition was not environment friendly sufficient for coping with enemy forces working out of buildings and fortifications, particularly in populated areas. The Hatzav which belongs to the identical household because the Rakefet and Kalanit munition could be fired at ranges of as much as 5 km, or about 3 miles. Appropriate for all NATO 120mm smoothbore weapons (L44 and L55) important battle tans, the M339 is a high-accuracy, multi-purpose 120mm tank ammunition that complies with NATO STANAG necessities.
The cartridge destroys bunkers, area fortification, city buildings, LAVs, and APC with medium safety armor and is very deadly in opposition to dismounted infantry. The M339 is able to penetrating 200mm double-reinforced concrete partitions and working the warhead with delay. The programmable, multifunctional fuze has three modes of operation: Level Detonation Delay (PDD), Level Detonation (PD), and Air Burst (AB). The M339 complies with MIL-SPEC necessities and NATO STANAG 4385 and 4493. The M339 is designed to be used with Leopard 2A4/A5/A6, Ariete, K1A1/A2, K2, M1A1/A2, M60A3, Merkava 3 & 4, and different 120mm Fundamental Battle Tanks.
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