Denel Dynamics unveils its AcuFuze guidance & control technology for 155mm rounds at AAD 2014
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Denel Dynamics AcuFuze at AAD 2014
|Thursday, September 18, 2014 07:59 PM|
|Denel Dynamics unveils its AcuFuze guidance & control technology for 155mm rounds at AAD 2014|
Denel Dynamics is busy with a proof of concept project to improve the accuracy of standard 155 mm artillery rounds. The project aims to develop a precision fuze, dubbed the AcuFuze, within the same footprint as a MIL-STD-333B Multi-option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA) short intrusion fuze.
The AcuFuze guidance and control technology for 155mm artillery shells on the Denel Dynamics stand during AAD 2014.
This will allow artillery operators to select an accurate solution by simply replacing the standard fuze with the AcuFuze when high-precision firing is required. Due to its accuracy, aimed to be between 10 m and 20 m circular error probability at all ranges, AcuFuze will minimize collateral damage on the battlefield. It will also decrease the logistics support required due to the fact that fewer ammunition rounds would be required.
AcuFuze utilizes the guidance and control technologies of Denel Dynamics with the inertial sensor technologies of UTC Aerospace Systems, based in Plymouth in the UK.
Denel Dynamics and UTC Aerospace Systems have executed a number of successful risk-reduction firings that will be followed by guided firings with a weapon that could be fielded in 2016.
There is a worldwide requirement for this type of weapon, which will also enhance the Denel Group’s artillery capability. The same technology can also be applied to other artillery products such as 120 mm mortars and 105 mm artillery.