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AMMUNITION FOR MAIN BATTLE TANKS
120mm MPM
120mm AMMUNITION FOR NATO GUNS
MISSION
MPM is a 120mm terminally guided
ammunition, which comes as a complement
of the current family of ammunition to meet
new requirements of the armoured unit needs.
Thanks to a terminally laser guided phase,
120mm MPM is able to defeat various kinds
of targets (main battle tanks, light armoured,
dismounted troops, infrastructures) beyond
the Line of Sight up to a distance of 8km.
MPM meets all the STANAG 4385 and
MOPI AEP 26 requirements and can be fired
by the LECLERC, Abrams M1 (A1 and A2), Leopard 2, C1 Ariete main battle tanks and other tanks
armed with 120mm smoothbore guns.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Total length (mm)
984
Total weight (kg)
28
Projectile weight (kg)
20
Muzzle velocity [cal. 52] (m/s)
From 600 to 700
Range (m)
8,000
STATUS
Demonstration phase.
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