A US$15 million contract award has been made General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) for the prototype and process development of a 155mm Rocket-Assisted Projectile Round.
“The XM1113 RAP brings enhanced performance to the battlefield, increasing lethality and extending range for the cannon artillery warfighter. We are proud to support the Army’s modernization initiatives to provide overmatch capability to the warfighter; and look forward to meeting the operational needs of our international allies”. Jason Gaines, Vice President and General Manager of Munition Systems at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical System
Compared to the legacy M549A1, the XM1113 RAP uses rocket technology to deliver greater thrust to the round and will enable current U.S. Field Artillery 155mm Systems to fire the XM1113 RAP to a range of 40 km.
This is a 30 per cent increase from the M549A1.
When fired from the US’s planned future Extended Range Artillery Cannon, the XM1113 will achieve ranges out to 70 km.