South African company Denel upgrades G6 Howitzers 82206171

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South African company Denel to upgrades South African G6 self-propelled howitzers
Denel Land Systems is in the process of executing an Armscor contract that will lead to an upgrade of the South African Army’s G6s self-propelled howitzers to address obsolescence.
     
Denel Land Systems is in the process of executing an Armscor contract that will lead to an upgrade of the South African Army’s G6s self-propelled howitzers to address obsolescence.
Souh African G6 Self-propelled howitzer at AAD 2012 exhibition
     
In addition, Denel Land Systems is in the process of qualifying a new Laying and Navigation system for the SA Army that will incorporate the latest computing systems and inertial navigation mechanisms. The new system integrates seamlessly with the SA Army Artillery Target Acquisition and Tracking system, and will speed up the ability to navigate and fire accurately, Denel Land Systems said.

This system will be deployed on the SA Army G5s, G6s and Bateleur Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. The development and qualification of both projects will last about another year before the system is delivered.

The South African Army is believed to have approximately six G6s in active service and around 40 in storage, as well as over 70 G5 towed 155 mm artillery pieces, with the majority also in storage. Various upgrades and improvements have been made over the years to the South African Army’s G6s, including powerpack upgrades, updating of the charge and ammunition system and new target acquisition and fire control system.
 

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