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International Tri-Service Defence Exhibition
Jakarta , Indonesia
5 - 8 November 2014
Nexter at IndoDefence 2014
|Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:28 PM|
|Nexter is showcasing its 105 LG1 105mm Light Towed Gun at IndoDefence 2014|
At Indo Defence 2014, the international defence exhibition currently held in Jakarta, Nexter is showcasing its 105 LG1 105mm Light Towed Gun. Developed by Nexter Systems, the 105 LG1 is the lightest 105 mm towed artillery gun worldwide. Air-transportable by light helicopters, towable by light vehicles, reliable in harsh environment and easy to use and maintain, the 105 LG1 is an excellent assault artillery gun and is used as fire support for fast reaction forces.
The 105 LG1 105mm Light Towed Gun at Indo Defence 2014
The weight of the 105 LG1 gun is less than 1600 kg, and it can be towed by any light off-road vehicle, without any speed limit on the road. It can be air transported (4 guns per C 130) and can also be transported under a light helicopter. It can be parachuted or air dropped on a pallet at low altitude.
The 105 LG1 gun is easily operated by a crew of 3 to 5 men. It only takes 30 seconds to set it into or take it out of action. The gun can be laid thanks to its inertial positioning and aiming system.
A gun ballistic computer TOP-Lite is proposed to increase the autonomy of use. It can also be connected to a Fire control System (FCS).
The 105 LG1 can fire the M1 ammunition range used worldwide. The 11 km range achieved with this type of shell is considerably extended with the use of Nexter long range ammunition, the HE-ER G3, able to strike beyond 17 km. The 105 LG1 can engage a target in direct firing at up to 2000 m.
With a 5-man gun crew, the 105 LG1 can achieve a firing rate of 12 rounds per minute. The 105 LG1 has been qualified by the French Army and is in service in six different armies: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada and Colombia.