IDF Takes IAI's Topgun Artillery Guidance System into Service

The Israeli Defense Forces has reportedly ordered 5,000 units and the system will be fully operational by 2019

IDF Takes IAI's Topgun Artillery Guidance System into Service

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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has taken into service the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) TopGun course correction fuze, according to a report on Jane's. The IDF has reportedly ordered 5,000 units and the system will be fully operational by 2019.

Attached to standard 155 mm artillery rounds where the fuze is normally screwed in, the TopGun is essentially an add-on guidance kit that also performs the role of a fuze. IAI says it uses a GPS receiver to adjust the trajectory of the shell in flight and is capable of achieving a circular error probable (CEP) of 10 m at up to 40 km with a unit cost of $20,000.

 

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