ST Kinetics awarded a contract for HEDP-SD ammunition by the Finnish Army
12:00 AM, June 15, 2010
ST Kinetics, the land systems arm of ST Engineering, has been awarded a contract by the Finnish Army for the supply of 40mm High Velocity, High-Explosive Dual Purpose - Self Destruct (HV HEDP-SD) ammunition. This is a repeat order from the Finnish Army, a customer ST Kinetics has been supplying to since 2000. The 40mm HV HEDP-SD round is designed to NATO STANAG 4403 for use in 40mm automatic grenade launchers. The ST Kinetics-patented mechanical self-destruct fuze is highly reliable and conforms to the MIL-STD-331 standard for fuze safety, reliability and performance. The HV HEDP-SD rounds can significantly reduce incidence of duds, especially in snow, swamp and sandy terrains. "We are pleased to secure another contract from the Finnish Army, one of our key 40mm customers in Europe. This is a strong endorsement of the superior features of our HEDP-SD rounds, making it a clear leader in high velocity self destruct munitions," said SEW Chee Jhuen, President, ST Kinetics.