Development of a 105mm Artillery Precision Guided Munition


  1. Corriveau, D.
  2. Rainville, P-A.
  3. St-Arnaud, D.
  4. Brousseau. P.
  5. Lilko, R.J.
  6. Hamel, N.
  7. Wong, F.C.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Current operational requirements whereby friendly and enemy forces operates at very short distances from each other combined with the need for operations in densely populated urban area as quickly lead armies around the world to require the development of high-precision artillery, mortar and rocket systems over the last decade. Among the systems in development or fielded there are the 155mm Excalibur guide artillery projectile XM982 [1] and the 120mm PGMM (Precision Guided Mortar Munition) XM385 [2]. Currently, there are no known guided 105mm artillery projectiles being developed and about to be fielded. The reason often mentioned refers to the lack of range of the 105mm artillery gun system. However, the 105mm artillery projectile has a definite advantage over the 155mm projectile when minimizing the lethality area becomes critical such as in urban operations or in ‘danger close’ fire missions. A possible solution to the range problem of the 105mm is currently being studied and involves the use of a sub-caliber projectile. In this paper, the integration of the various components for a 105mm guided artillery projectile is presented and then the fully integrated projectile is evaluated for its aerodynamic characteristics.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-SL-2010-172 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 May 2010
Number of Pages
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