In a bid to help Ukraine to combat Russian aggression, Germany has authorised the sale of 255 ‘high-precision’ 155 mm Vulcano precision-guided munitions to the war-torn nation. Leonardo and Diehl are at the moment integrating Vulcano 155mm into the PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer for the German Military and Caesar self-propelled howitzer for the French Military. The assessments handed efficiently. Leonardo’s Vulcano 155 Precision-guided Munitions have met the necessities for long-range and exact long-range hitting. Along with this, the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz on Sunday introduced the cargo of the COBRA counterbattery radar. The radar is ready to deal with saturation sort bombardments from a number of enemy artillery at extraordinarily lengthy ranges.

The flight sequences of the Vulcano ammunition sort embody a
Ballistic Flight Path (1) involving Initialization and GPS Acquisition, a Glide Path (2) with Mid-Course GPS Navigation and Terminal Steerage (3) with GPS or SAL mode , relying on the configuration.

Leonardo and Diehl Defence developed the Vulcano household of precision-guided munition for the 127mm naval weapons and 155mm land artillery techniques underneath a contract with Germany and Italy. The ammunition household combines highest goal accuracy with the distinctive possibility of mission abort after firing for this type of ammunition. Vulcano is being supplied as 155 mm caliber for military artillery and 127 mm for navies. The 155 mm-caliber model might be fired from the self-propelled howitzer 2000 (PzH2000), the FH-70 and M-777-A2 subject howitzers in addition to from the CAESAR and M109 self-propelled howitzers. The 127 mm model might be employed in 127 mm/64 lightweight und 127 mm/54 compact naval weapons put in, for instance, on the ship varieties Frigate F125, Multi-Objective Frigate FREMM and destroyer MEKO 360.


Vulcano Programming Unit (Integration Kit) and portable Fire Command Unit (stand alone).
Vulcano Programming Unit (Integration Package) and moveable Fireplace Command Unit (stand alone).

Vulcano 155mm is a household of subcalibre ammunition for 155mm Land artillery techniques composed by an unguided projectile known as BER (Ballistic Prolonged Vary) and a guided one known as GLR (Guided Lengthy Vary). They signify probably the most superior know-how at the moment obtainable for exact land artillery firings. The Vulcano projectile is particularly conceived and realized to enhance the efficiency of different ammunition of the identical calibre, each in vary and accuracy, whereas sustaining compatibility with the in service propelling costs and 155mm barrels. The
define of the ammunition is sort of equivalent to that of typical rounds, which permits it to be dealt with with none further logistical burden.

Vulcano programming kits of the weapon systems support either fully integrated or standalone operations.
Vulcano programming kits of the weapon techniques assist both totally built-in or standalone operations.

The shell is crammed with IM explosive and it’s made up of particular patented pre shaped tungsten rings, enabling an especially excessive effectiveness in opposition to tender and flippantly protected targets; the detonation set off is generated by a Radio Frequency programmable fuse able to numerous functionalities, resembling: altimetric, instantaneous and delayed influence. When the RF fuse is changed with the devoted Semi Energetic Laser (SAL) sensor, the ammunition can even successfully have interaction laser designated targets, stationary and shifting, with additional improved precision with respect to pure GPS steerage. Furthermore, the potential for programming the ultimate assault angle of the projectile to as much as 90° in opposition to the goal permits the maximization of each warhead effectiveness and steerage accuracy.

Artillery location radar COBRA of the German army in field.
Artillery location radar COBRA of the German military in subject.