BAE Systems Successfully Completes Guided Flight Test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile

  BAE Systems Successfully Completes Guided Flight Test of the Multi-Service
  Standard Guided Projectile

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- June 26, 2013

BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation have completed a successful
guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP) at
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All MS-SGP guided flight test
objectives were achieved, demonstrating its performance from a 5-inch
62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System.

All Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile guided flight test objectives
were achieved during rece ...

All Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile guided flight test objectives
were achieved during recent testing at White Sands Missile Range,
demonstrating the projectile's performance from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod
4 Naval Gun System. (Photo: BAE Systems)

The MS-SGP provides a single projectile capable of responsive, tactical fires
for addressing stationary or moving targets for multiple U.S. or allied
services at a fraction of the cost of current alternatives.

“Currently the U.S. and its allies are using significantly more expensive
solutions to address fire support and tactical targets,” said Chris Hughes,
vice president and general manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. “The
projectile can provide the U.S. forces with an affordable, long-range, and
precision gun-launched projectile to greatly expand our fire support
capability.”

The guided flight test, culminating more than 110 MS-SGP subsystem tests,
demonstrates the tactical capability to a range of 38 kilometers. The MS-SGP’s
maximum range is nearly 100 kilometers, with accuracy of less than five
meters. The MS-SGP significantly enhances the capability of U.S. Army and
Marine Corps field artillery and U.S. Navy Mk 45 gun systems.

Late this summer, the MS-SGP will be fired from an M777 towed howitzer.

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