South Africa's Minister of Defense, Mr. Mosiuoa Lekota, unveiled Denel's G6-52
advanced artillery system at the IDEX 2003 defense exhibition in the United Arab
The G6-52 self-propelled howitzer resembles the well renowned 155mm G6 artillery
system. However, Denel is promoting G6-52 as an entirely new designed system due
its awesome capabilities.
Firing a Denel developed V-LAP rocket assisted projectile, the G6-52 has a range
of almost 70 kilometers or 37 nautical mile. Most of the self-propelled
howitzers currently fielded are unable to reach targets 50 kilometers away.
Automated ammunition handling, with automated fuze setting, increases the rate
of fire to at least 8 rounds per minute.
Crew workload is further reduced by means of automated systems that records and
updates the state of the inventory as each shot is fired.
Multiple rounds (up to 6) can be fired to impact simultaneously on the same
target by means of the G6-52's advanced AS2000 artillery target engagement
The G6-52 can be ready to fire its first round within 45 seconds of stopping,
and move away to avoid counter-fire after completion of the firing mission
within 30 seconds.
This howitzer relies on the Seeker II UAV, also developed by Denel, to engage
potential targets in real time.
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