BAE to supply 2P ammunition rounds to Swedish military

10 August 2014 (Last Updated August 10th, 2014 18:30)

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver several rounds of its 2P ammunition to the Swedish Armed Forces.

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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver several rounds of its 2P ammunition to the Swedish Armed Forces.

Awarded by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the contract requires the company to manufacture and supply a total of 9,000 rounds of programmable 2P ammunition to the Swedish military.

The contract value remains undisclosed, while the ammunition will be used in multiple platforms.

BAE Systems Sweden Weapon Systems managing director Lena Gillstrom said: "This order further demonstrates that BAE Systems is trusted to develop and provide new, high-tech products to meet customer requirements.

"With the 2P ammunition, we have a new member in our product portfolio."

"2P ammunition addresses customer requirements identified during international missions."

Developed in collaboration with FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces in January 2013, 2P ammunition addresses customer requirements identified during international missions, to enable operation at shorter distances with minimum collateral damage, according to the company.

The ammunition is based on BAE's combat proven all-target programmable, pre-fragmented, proximity-fused (3P) ammunition, and can be programmed in various function modes, providing optimised effect against a wide range of targets on the battlefield.

BAE's 3P ammunition can be programmed for optimised effect against any target, including airburst patterns for new threats that were earlier deemed impossible to engage.

Production and final assembly of the ammunition is scheduled to take place at a facility in Karlskoga, Sweden, while deliveries will begin in June 2015 and continue until February 2016.


Image: The new 2P ammunition is based on BAE's proven 3P ammunition. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.

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