The Armed Forces of Senegal have awarded French firm Nexter a contract for the supply of 105 LG weapons and 105mm ammunition. The 105 LG is a 105mm towed artillery gun, notable for its means to be transported by any kind of auto, plane, helicopter, and even parachute on account of its comparatively small weight of 1,650 kg. The contract for eight weapons and related ammunition got here into impact on April 20. This contract with the Armed Forces of Senegal is the primary direct sale between Nexter and Senegal and comes shortly after Nexter provided six Narwhal remotely operated naval weapons which equip the three patrol boats ordered for the Senegalese Navy.

The LG1 is a contemporary 105 mm towed howitzer designed and produced by GIAT Industries (now Nexter group) of France. Its means to be transported by any kind of auto, plane, helicopter, and even parachute, ensures it’s ideally cell for troops working in excessive climates and troublesome terrain. The gun has been utilized by the Belgian Military, Canadian Military, Colombian Nationwide Military, Indonesian Marine Corps, Singapore Military, and the Royal Thai Military. The present service model with Canadian artillery is the LG1 Mark II, of which 28 have been bought for the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA).


The LG1 howitzer is a 105 mm towed artillery piece that options each low weight and a excessive stage of accuracy over lengthy distances. Its light-weight building provides the barrel a comparatively quick lifespan. The gun was particularly designed to be used by speedy deployment forces with attributes similar to ruggedness, ease of operation, and decreased weight. It might probably hearth all NATO commonplace 105 mm ammunition as much as a variety of 17 kilometers (11 mi) utilizing HE-ER G3 base bleed rounds.

The Senegalese Military selected this gun as a result of it completely meets the necessities of contemporary fight: because of its lightness and unrivalled fee of fireside, it may be put into battery in lower than 30 seconds by a crew of 5 gunners, firing 12 rounds per minute, and this, at a most vary of 17 km because of Nexter Arrowtech’s ERG 3 105mm prolonged vary ammunition. If mandatory, it may well escape detection by trajectory radars because of the very low arrow of its trajectories in tense firing, as much as a variety of 11 km. It is usually able to direct hearth as much as 2 km.