BAE Systems to Develop Long Range Artillery Guidance System for US Army

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BAE Systems to Develop Long Range Artillery Guidance System for US Army

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued $33 million to develop its Long Range Precision Guidance Kit (LR-PGK) for 155mm artillery shells.

LR-PGK is a critical program in the Army’s 155mm Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) munitions suite, designed to deliver accurate, lethal fires at greater ranges than near-peer adversaries. The capability will help U.S. Army achieve long range precision strikes beyond 70km by 2023.

Under the new contract, BAE Systems will produce a series of LR-PGK fuzes for live-fire testing, further validating the solution and demonstrating its accuracy and reliability in challenging battlefield conditions. Prior to the award, BAE Systems successfully demonstrated the LR-PGK capability and performance at Yuma Proving Ground in September 2019. The company committed significant investment to deliver on the Army’s modernization goals by intentionally designing the LR-PGK’s modular architecture for low-cost production and upgradeability.

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