Infantry Weapons

Nammo working on ramjet-powered 155 mm artillery round

25 May 2017

Nordic munitions house Nammo is developing a new 155 mm artillery projectile that is expected to have a maximum range of 90 km.

Brief details of the new 155 mm round, which is being funded internally, were given by Thomas Danbolt, Nammo's product director for tank and artillery ammunition, during the IQPC Future Artillery conference held in London from 22 to 24 May.

The new projectile will have a streamlined shape and be machined to much tighter manufacturing standards than conventional artillery projectiles. A ramjet propulsion system will enable it to achieve a range well beyond conventional 155 rounds, while a course correction fuze will give a circular error of probability (CEP) of well under 30 m.

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