Nexter Systems 105 LG1 Mark III 105mm digital light towed gun at DSA 2018


The French Company Nexter Systems presents its 105 LG1 Mark III latest generation of 105mm light towed gun at DSA 2018, the International Defense and Security Exhibition. The first version of the 105 mm LG1 Light Gun has been developed by Nexter Systems (previously Giat Industries), as a private venture, especially for the export market.


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Nexter 105 LG1 Light Gun Mark III at DSA 2018, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in Malaysia (Picture source Army Recognition)


Late in 1990, following a competition between Giat Industries with the 105 mm LG1 Light Gun and BAE Systems, RO Defense of the UK with its 105 mm Light Gun, Singapore placed an order for 37 105 mm LG1 Light Guns. In June 1994, Canada placed an order for 28 Giat Industries 105 mm LG1 Mk II Light Guns.

Late in 1995, Giat Industries was awarded a contract from the Belgian Army for the supply of 14 105 mm LG1 Mk II guns. Early in 1996, it was announced that Giat Industries had been awarded a contract from Thailand for the supply of 24 LG1 Mk II guns for delivery from late 1996 through to early 1997. Nexter has already delivered 20 LG1 to the Indonesian Marines

The original LG1 Mk I gun was subsequently replaced in production by the LG1 Mk II weapon which differs from the earlier weapon in having a new auto-frettaged barrel to enable it, in the future, to fire ammunition with a higher pressure.

The Giat Industries 105 mm LG1 Light Gun has a split trail carriage and a 30 calibre ordnance that is fitted with a double-baffle muzzle brake. It can be brought into or taken out of action within 30 seconds. The weapon can be loaded and fired at any elevation from -3 to +70º and also has a direct-fire capability out to 2,000 m.

The latest generation of the LG1, the Mark III is fitted with an inertial 3D aiming and positioning system and muzzle velocity radar. It can also be connected to the EADS STAREM C3I system.

The 105 LH Mk III has a 30 caliber barrel and a NATO standard chamber. It can fire all ammunition compliant with the standard, especially US M1 ammunition over a standard range of more than 11 km, and Nexter Munitions "Extended Range" ammunition over a range of more than 17 km.


 

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