Artem tests large calibre artillery ammunition

19 March 2018 (Last Updated March 19th, 2018 14:59)

Artem has successfully tested its 152mm artillery ammunition developed for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Artem tests large calibre artillery ammunition
A 152mm artillery ammunition. Credit: Ukroboronprom.

Artem has successfully tested its 152mm artillery ammunition developed for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

It is a state-owned joint-stock holding company of Ukranian defence industry firm Ukroboronprom (UOP).

Following the successful completion of the test, UOP State Concern director general Pavlo Bukin said in a statement that Ukraine received the production of the large calibre artillery ammunition.

Bukin further said that a new high explosive (HE) projectile has been designed and developed to target enemy personnel, artillery, and firepower, in addition to structures and objects.

The artillery ammunition has been produced for one of the most far-ranging artillery systems, Hiatsynt.

“The cooperation of UOP enterprises allowed us to master artillery ammunition production in the shortest time possible, to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

Carried out at the military training ground in Chernihiv, Ukraine, the 152mm ammunition tests demonstrated the specified characteristics of the projectiles.

Production of the ammunition takes place within the framework of the target programme, approved by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Other UOP subsidiaries are also involved in the production of ammunition and are responsible for initiating agents, explosives, and blasting powder.

Bukin said: “The cooperation of UOP enterprises allowed us to master artillery ammunition production in the shortest time possible, to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is an important step, increasing the combat capability of the Ukrainian Army.”

Bukin further said that artillery projectiles produced at the Artem facility are set to undergo a series of tests.

Serial production of the 152mm artillery ammunition will be launched based on the results of the upcoming tests.

In November last year, Artem started the implementation of the artillery ammunition production project.