The Finnish Army has awarded a contract to ST Kinetics to supply 40mm high-velocity, high-explosive dual-purpose – self destruct (HV HEDP-SD) ammunition.

The 40mm HV HEDP-SD round is specifically designed for use in 40mm automatic grenade launchers.

The mechanical self-destruct fuse is highly reliable, and determines the safety and performance characteristics of the fuse and its components at any stage in their lifecycle.

The HV HEDP-SD rounds significantly minimise incidence of duds, especially in snow, swamp and sandy terrains.

ST Kinetics displayed its full range of 40mm solutions at the Eurosatory 2010 defence exhibition in Paris.