Israel converts artillery into a precision guided weapons

Israel Aerospace Industries is course correction artillery fuzes. The fuze, called TopGun, is an add-on fuze mounted on 155mm shells. It allows guiding the shell to its a pre-defined coordinate after it has been fired. Small wings controlled by miniature avionics embedded into the fuze is used for the guidance.

Use of the fuze essentially converts standard artillery ammunition into a precision guided weapon.

TopGun converts standard artillery ammunition into a precision guided weapon, by using a guidance integrated fuze, without significantly altering firing routines. TopGun performs 2D correction of the ballistic trajectory, i.e. it reduces dispersion in both range and deflection for improved accuracy – 20 m CEP at any range.

Features

TopGun converts standard artillery ammunition into a precision guided weapon
TopGun performs 2D (two-dimensional) correction of the ballistic trajectory
Accuracy – better than 10 meters CEP at any range
The fuze complies with zone 6 / charge 10 firing
Total projectile length complies with NATO standards

Advantages

No registration required – fire for effect with 1 st round
Fire mission accomplished with less ammonition and time
More targets per gun’s stowage
Shortened logistic tail
High responsiveness of artillery for fire support
Minimal collateral damage

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