Infantry Weapons

Russia develops advanced air-bursting ammunition

10 May 2017

Details have emerged of advanced ammunition natures under development for the Russian military's in-service 30 mm and future 57 mm medium calibre cannon.

The types include high explosive air-bursting (HEAB) - commonly referred to in the West as an Air-Bursting Munition (ABM) - for both calibres and a guided artillery projectile for the 57 mm.

Jane's recently reported on the development of the 57 mm advanced ammunition for the S-60-based 57 mm cannon that arms the AU-220M 'Baikal' remotely operated turret (previously referred to as the BM-57); however, until now information regarding the 30 mm ABM ammunition has been scarce.

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