Germany to restart the production of SMArt 155 artillery rounds


New, modernized, and renewed SMArt 155 artillery rounds will be made by Germany. The obsolete ones have long gone to Ukraine. Based on their performance in the ωαя, Germany decided to resume their production. 97.4 million euros will come from Germany’s budget to restart production that was stopped years ago.

About SMArt 155

The SMArt 155 is an artillery rocket containing two sub-rockets designed to engage armored targets parachuted to a specific location after the detonator has been fired.

Each has a millimeter radar and an infrared sensor. Both sensors allow you to precisely locate the target. The SMArt system is effective in combating armored vehicles, as it has an explosively formed charge [EFP] that allows effective destruction of even heavily armored tanks of the upper hemisphere when firing a howitzer with a barrel length of 52 calibers [Krab, PzH 2000, K9] and 22 km when firing from a howitzer with a barrel length of 39 calibers [M109A3GN, M777].

The SMArt system also complies with regulations prohibiting the use of cluster munitions, due to the small number of submunitions and self-destruction mechanisms it possesses. The previous batch of these missiles of the Bundeswehr, as Behoerden Spiegel writes – in 2000-2003, was about 9 thousand. rockets.

Its perception as a complete successor to cluster munitions is controversial, however, as the Germans destroyed over 300,000.

Successfully used in Ukraine

Work on the preparation of the capabilities is expected to continue until 2027. Berlin plans to purchase about 10,000 such munitions for 810 million euros.

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