OSLO ($1=9.57 Norwegian Krones) — A new 155mm artillery projectile with a long-range and directed fire for L52 cannons has completed its ground tests at a test site in Norway. The projectile is a Ramjet 155 and is a joint development between the American company Boeing and the Norwegian Nammo. According to a published report, the tests performed confirmed the projectile’s compatibility with the artillery systems and its pre-set characteristics.
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Boeing spokesman Steve Nordlund said the company was pleased with the tests and the results. According to Nordlund, the Ramjet 155 fully corresponds to the type of ammunition that must be able to respond to emerging threats. In the coming days, the tests will be evaluated and more analyzes will be performed.
More information on the Ramjet 155 is provided by Morten Brandzeg, Nammo’s CEO, who said the artillery shell was powered by a jet engine with direct and constant flow, which means the projectile’s range is likely to increase in the future.
Boeing and Nammo have confirmed that more tests are pending. The two companies have been collaborating on the project for nearly three years, looking for a next-generation artillery shell solution that meets US military requirements. The program is based on the success of the Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition [JDAM] and Small Diameter Bomb [SDB] programs.
There is still no exact information on the range of the US-Norwegian 155mm Ramjet projectile artillery, but the two companies’ goals are clearly serious after Nammo announced two years ago that the company was working on developing a jet rocket engine to ensure range. projectile 150 km, or about this distance.
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