Eurosatory 2014

Artillery packaged (ES14E5)

20 June 2014

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) (Hall 5, Stand 850) is now providing the world’s largest family of not only conventional towed and self-propelled (SP) artillery systems but also artillery rocket systems. It is also able to provide a complete artillery package, including the weapons, as well as the ammunition, target acquisition and command and control elements.

Its latest tracked SP artillery system is the PLZ52, which has a 155mm/52 calibre ordnance and is being marketed alongside the older PLZ45 with a 155mm/45 calibre ordnance. The latter is in service with the People’s Liberation Army and has been exported to at least two countries – Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

At Eurosatory, NORINCO revealed that as well as marketing two laser guided 155mm artillery projectiles (GP1 and GP6), it has also developed the 122mm GP5, which is claimed to have a maximum range of 14km and is fitted with a high explosive warhead.

NORINCO is also marketing a wide range of guided artillery rockets with calibres of 122mm upwards.

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