Arrgh, GBTD how the devil? long time no see, what you up to nowadays?
AS90 BRAVEHEART UPGRADE PROGRAMME
BAE SYSTEMS has been awarded a contract to upgrade 96 of the British Army AS90's with a 155mm/52 calibre Extended Range Ordnance/Modular Charge System (ERO/MCS). The Royal Ordnance division of BAE SYSTEMS will manufacture the new 52 calibre barrel which will give an increased range of 40km, and Somchem division of Denel will be responsible for the Modular Charge System which will be manufactured in South Africa. The upgraded AS90s were expected to enter service in 2003, but the programme has been halted while a system study is conducted.
AS90 has also test fired the new Denel Assegai family of 155mm ammunition which has completed development and includes a Velocity Enhanced Long-range Artillery Projectile (VLAP).
Am sure they could be squeezed in CHE somewhere - we would never see them. Mind you, there would have to be one or two available for dvr trg as the ordnance is chuffing huge - so somewhere at Bovy then?