August 17, 2006 As we reported on July 6, BAE Systems was recently selected to participate in the U.S. Army's six-month Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) technology development program designed to make cannons MUCH more accurate. While the first increment of the PGK program is focused on improving accuracy of 155-mm rounds, BAE Systems today released the first look at a 105-mm projectile equipped with the company's PGK solution hardware (that's it standing upright in attached photo). You can also see a video of this technology here.
BAE Systems' solution for PGK is the two-directional Course Correcting Fuze (CCF). The company has tested more than 100 155-mm CCF fuzes, (lower left of pic) in laboratory and gun-fired environments including a successful gun-fired demonstration at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in 2005 that showed rounds equipped with CCF were at least three times more accurate than conventional rounds.
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As BAE Systems prepares to deliver 155-mm fuzes to the Army for the competitive technology development program, the company will continue to test and refine its design for the 105-mm CCF as a solution for future phases of PGK development, which will focus on improving 105-mm projectile accuracy.View gallery - 4 images