South Africa’s Denel has announced record distances for artillery rounds fired by its long-range artillery systems during recent tests in the Northern Cape.
Denel Land Systems (DLS) used its G6-52 self-propelled howitzer and a German PZH2000 mounted gun during the firing tests, which used ammunition produced by Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) to reach targets at an average range of 76.2km.
The tests were conducted at the Alkantpan Test Range and witnessed by local and international military representatives, government agencies and defence industry observers.
The test results exceeded expectations, both in distances achieved and accuracy. It underscores Denel’s reputation in the design and manufacturing of world-class artillery and the manufacturing of ammunition which enables it to reach long-range targets with unrivalled precision,” says Danie du Toit the Group CEO of Denel.
“The artillery produced by Denel Land Systems is still considered to be the yardstick against which all other long-range systems are measured,” du Toit adds. “With the latest tests we have raised the bar even further and I have no doubt that defence forces and potential customers will take note of our achievements.”
The projectiles used for the tests were V-LAP ammunition designed and manufactured by Rheinmetall Denel Munition for high-firing pressures and muzzle velocities.
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