France entering final qualification phase for Nexter Munitions
France is entering the final qualification phase for Nexter Munitions’ and Junghans’ first artillery system with trajectory correction. After the successful precision firings in 2011, the DGA notified Nexter Munitions/Junghans T2M/Zodiac Data Systems (Zodiac Aerospace Group) consortium of the SPACIDO system qualification contract.
SPACIDO is a trajectory correction system for artillery shells after firing. SPACIDO is independent of the GPS and is a completely stand-alone system that uses real shell velocities during the first minutes of flight using the Doppler radar already fitted on existing artillery. The trajectory is corrected by the in-flight extension of an air-brake integrated into a multi-function rocket.
SPACIDO is compatible with all existing 155mm and 105mm artillery and ammunition. SPACIDO increases firing precision by a factor of 5. This drastically reduces the amount of ammunition necessary to process a threat, and at the same time reduces risks