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South Africa Weapons

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Artillery Anti-Aircraft
G5 155mm
G5-52 155mm
T5-52 155mm SP
G6 155mm SP
G6-52 155mm SP
T6 155mm SP
T7 105mm Turret
Valkiri MRL
G5-52 G5-52 T6-52 T5-52 G6-45
  • USA : Stryker SPH - Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • RSA : G7 105mm Towed LEO
  • G7 105mm Towed Light Experimental Ordnance (LEO)

    The G7 105mm light weight Light Experimental Ordnance (LEO) is the latest Gun-Howitzer developed by South Africas Denel. The LEO (also designated G7) is a 52-calibre 105mm howitzer with a weight of 3,800kg [the objective was 2700kg]. This howitzer is noticeably lighter than current lightweight guns on the market, such as the BAE Systems M777 (4,200kg) and AH4 by NORINCO (4,500kg).

    The G7, which offers the promise of greater range and lethality, has stalled due to a lack of funding. Work on the 58-calibre howitzer started during the 1990s under Project Musuku, a South African Army/Armscor research and development program, where a Denel/Armscor project team was tasked to develop a 105mm artillery system with range, accuracy and lethality similar or better than 155mm 39-calibre artillery systems. This resulted in the Light Experimental Ordnance (LEO) gun [Advanced Multi-Role Light Artillery Gun to the SA Army] that achieved all these objectives.

    Using a systems approach, the company launched development of the 105mm/58cal Light Experimental Ordnance (LEO) and the associated projectile and propellant systems, leveraging the companys work on long-range 155mm ammunition. The first 105mm LEO prototype was completed in 2001 and has since been extensively tested.

    The 105mm is being developed to satisfy the users requirement for modern day warfare, that is:

    • The need for fewer but more mobile forces to cover the same operational area;
    • To ease the logistic burden placed on the system, hence ease of deployment;
    • To reduce the gun and logistic weight and make it more (transportable) tactically mobily;
    • To improve the fire precision, requiring less ammunition to achieve the same end result;
    • To make provision for the demography of the world population, human machine interface;
    • To be deployed under all possible conditions;
    • To be very reliable.

    The gun system is accurate, transportable by helicopter and can be towed by a 4X4 type of vehicle.

    • 24-30 km range ammunition, 960 m/s launch
    • Modular charge system (MCS) like the 155mm MACS
    • Fragmentation lethality BETTER than 155mm HE
    • Ammunition weight of 48 pounds
    • Fires all current US 105mm artillery projectiles
    • Muzzle brake is 60% efficient
    • Same armament for both towed and self-propelled versions
    • System (cannon, projectiles, and propellant) tuned to provide the most efficient and effective solution

    When government funding was exhausted, Denel continued developing the 105mm LEO and in 2003 signed an agreement with General Dynamics Land Systems which led to the T7 light autonomous turret system armed with the 105mm LEO, for integration on the companys 8x8 LAV III/Stryker chassis. However, T7 development stalled when the US Army decided to equip its Stryker brigade combat teams with the M777 towed gun.

    South Africas Denel Group announced in August 2016 that it was still committed to completing the development of its Lightweight Experimental Ordnance (LEO) howitzer program. Denel Groups acting CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe also stated that the company was seeking partners to co-develop the howitzer. With the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) potentially seeking new artillery, the LEO program has returned to relevance. However, existing programs, most notably the 155mm G5 towed howitzer and G6 self-propelled howitzer (SPH), continue to show promise in the global artillery market.

    T-155 Boran 105mm Air Transportable Light Towed Howitzer

    A new 105-millimeter Air Transportable Light Towed Howitzer weapon system, which will raise largely to the Turkish Armed Forces' (TSK) logistical and tactical maneuverability, has been indigenously produced, Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced on 05 May 2018. Boran's mass production will be started by the end of 2018, he added, and a total of 106 howitzer will be taken into the Land Forces Command inventory.

    Boran means "thunderstorm" in Turkish. The signing ceremony of the "105 mm Airborne Light-Drawn Tardan Project" was held on 05 November 2009 with the participation of the National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, the Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar, representatives of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK - Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu) company executives. and MKEK signed a subcontracting agreement. As a result of the project, which will be produced by MKEK as the main contractor of the Turkish Air Forces, the Airborne Portable 105 mm Light Towed gun will be produced by ASELSAN. It is planned to cooperate with universities and R & D organizations and to be appointed as subcontractors from many sectors in the private sector. The project will not only meet the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces but also provide significant export opportunities.

    The system aims to meet the needs of commandos and infantry troops to perform air raid operations. The system compatible with the structures of these units will be able to be transported from the air. Boran, with its modern command and fire control systems, has the ability to make its position and direction ready for the shooting task in a short time. Boran, which will greatly increase the logistics and tactical maneuverability of the Turkish Armed Forces, can influence a maximum of 17 kilometers.

    105mm Light Tracked Air Transportable Howitzer Fire Control System provides the computer aided planning and execution of fire missions of the Light Tracked Howitzer developed to enhance the mobility of the artillery and provide direct fire capability, as well as digital integration to other fire support systems.?

    The new system, which is able to be airlifted and named Boran, has been successfully tested. Boran would serve the Turkish ranger and infantry troops in the operations. The weapon, which has modern command and fire control systems, is able to identify targets. Boran was made ready in a short time and it has a range of 17 kilometers (11 miles). The 1,720-kilogram (3,792 pounds) howitzer is consonant with Sikorsky S-70 and Chinook CH-47 helicopters. Boran can calculate, and target without usual deployment procedures due to its fire control systems. The weapon's system can be used between the Celsius degrees of -32 and 44 nonstop for 8 hours.

    Turkey produces several types of military supplies and vehicles such as unmanned air vehicles, kamikaze drones, tanks, riffles, satellites and rockets with its private and state-run companies in recent years. The country's military products are in demand in international fairs -- including Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) and the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED). The Turkish military has used locally-made vehicles, weapons, and ammunition in the anti-terror Olive Branch Operation in Syria's northwestern province of Afrin.

    Range> 10km
    view 360
    Fire Power > 6 ammunition / min (12 / min desired)
    Weight < 1550kg
    Ammunition all kinds of 105mm ammunition, use of the fitness
    Positioning INS / GPS
    Electronics Ballistic Computator, Barrel Tip Speed ??Radar, Meteo sensors
    General features
  • Fire planning and shooting task execution in digital environment
  • Continuous position and barrel orientation detection through the inertial positioning system
  • Precise and fast ballistic calculation using bal NATO Armament Ballistic Kernel (NABK) et
  • First Speed ??Management
  • Graphical display of barrel orientation information
  • Laser Distance Measuring Device and Thermal Vision System with seeing shot
  • Digital radio communication with Fire Support and Command and Control systems
  • Display information on combat elements on a digital map
  • Task-oriented, menu-controlled graphical user interface
  • System Main Units
  • Fire Control Computer
  • Control and Imaging Unit
  • Shooter Imaging Unit
  • Inertial Navigation System
  • First Speed ??Measurement Radar
  • Laser Distance Meter Display System
  • Power System
  • Digital Radio
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