Spain's EXPAL Systems has begun the joint development of an in-house guidance system for ballistic munitions with the Spanish Ministry of Defence. This development is beginning with 120 mm mortar ammunition, with the intent to make the technology available to 155 mm, the company said in a 10 March statement.
EXPAL Systems has thus far used guidance systems from other members of the defence industry for its munitions whether powered in flight, or unpowered ammunition such as howitzer/field gun, and mortar ammunition. The company has now however announced its intent to develop an organic capability to fit its own guidance systems to its own munitions.
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