Large Caliber Munitions Order for French Land Forces

Released on Thursday, January 18, 2007
DGA - Délégation Générale pour l'Armement
HEAT - High Explosive Anti Tank
RPG - Rocket Propelled Grenade
The Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (French Defence procurement agency- DGA) has just confirmed an order to Nexter Munitions, for the supply of large caliber munitions for French Land Forces, and covering a period of several years.

This contract of a global amount of 102 million euros is part of the global supply contract agreement signed in 2004 between the French Authorities and Giat Industries. Deliveries will take place between 2008 and 2010, for a total order quantity of sixty thousand products. These munitions will be deployed on the Leclerc MBT (120 mm caliber), and on the CAESAR (155 mm/52 caliber) and AUF1 TA (155 mm/39 caliber) Systems.

The 155 mm LU 211 IM artillery shells is filled with the XF high insensitive composition. This composition provides to the new generation of 52 calibre shells a total insensitivity to the bullet's impact and also to RPG 7 HEAT rocket's attack. Furthermore, this filling technology also allows demilitarisation in compliance with the new environmental standards.

Source: Large caliber munitions order for French Land Forces

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