Army of Colombia has take delivery of three new Nexter System LG1 Mk III 105mm light guns 0507142

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Defence & Security News - Colombia

 
 
Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:55 AM
 
Army of Colombia has take delivery of three new Nexter System LG1 Mk III 105mm light guns.
In June 2014, Army Colombia has take delivery of three new light gun Nexter LG1 105mm Mk-III which is equipped with an autonomous ballistic computer for artillery system. The Nexter LG1 is especially designed to be used by rapid reaction forces.
     
In June 2014, Army Colombia has take delivery of three new light gun Nexter LG1 105mm Mk-III which is equipped with an autonomous ballistic computer for artillery system. The Nexter LG1 is especially designed to be used by rapid reaction forces.
Nexter Systems LG1 Mk III 105mm towed gun of Colombian army
     
The LG1 Mk-III is a towed artillery canon designed and manufactured by the French Company Nexter Systems. The main advantage of the 105 LG1 Mk III is its weight, 1 520 kg, making it by far the lightest gun of its category. This lightness in no way alters its robustness and its performances.

The gun is lightweight, very easy to use and is the ideal weapon for airlift, airdropping, helicopter or amphibious operations, with efficiency demonstrated during combat in Afghanistan.

The LG1 MK III is fitted an inertial navigation unit used to guide, position and aim the canon. This system further reduces the time for getting into firing configuration. The 105 LG Mk III can be integrated into a firing control system (system C3l).

Operated by a five-man gun crew, which can be reduced to three, the 105 LG1 Mk III can fire all NATO 105 mm ammunition up to a range of 18.5 km. The rapidity with which it can be put into and brought out of battery (less than thirty seconds) and its firing rate (12 rounds per minute) complete the qualities of this artillery piece.

The Nexter Systems105 mm LG1 Light Gun can be towed by a wide range of light wheeled military vehicles.

At total of 20 LG1 Mk III towed guns could be in service with the Colombian army.
 

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