Denel Land Systems is undoubtedly a world leader in the manufacturing of artillery products. Defence forces use artillery to establish fire superiority and to shape the battle area. Artillery firepower is then used in a focussed and selective way, targeting high payoff targets of the opposing forces operating systems both at the operational and tactical levels of war.
Denel Land Systems provides artillery products that fulfil the expectations of a modern army involved in both high-intensity warfare and peace-keeping operations.
The G5 is a proven, reliable and accurate 155 mm long-range gun with an auxiliary power unit. The auxiliary power unit provides hydraulic power for easy and rapid deployment, giving the gun a self-propelled capability for tactical movement. The G5 system has been developed for modern warfare. Continuous feedback to design engineers from military operations, and intensive testing under all possible conditions, has resulted in a gun that is not only immensely practical, but also extremely reliable and user-friendly.
155mm Self-propelled Gun-Howitzer. A battle proven, highly mobile, fully protected wheeled self-propelled gun with ultra-quick reaction and a firing range of more than 50 km.
While the renowned 155 mm G6 Self-propelled Gun-Howitzer continues to outgun competitive artillery systems, Denel Land Systems has developed the new G6-52 that has reset the leading edge in artillery development with advances in all the capabilities critical to effective artillery.
The G6-52 is an advanced development of the proven G6-45 system. The highly mobile G6 self propelled Gun-Howitzer has been upgraded with increased firing range thus outperforming competitive equipment, has an increased rate of fire to 8 rounds per minute with all compatible charges and also, boasts superior mobility and a reduced manpower requirement.
GT 7 Tank Gun
A Low recoil 105 mm gun suitable for lighter vehicles.
The weapon system is a 155mm, 52 calibre Truck-mounted Gun-Howitzer. The inherent indirect fire flexibility ensures that it can be employed in the traditional gun, howitzer and mortar roles. The weapon system has excellent tactical and road strategic mobility and has a range of 600 km without refuelling at speeds of up to 85 km/h.
The ordnance has been optimised for the 52 calibre 155mm ballistic system. The projectiles are the extended range type and provide an increased range and target effectiveness when compared with existing systems. Using base bleed projectiles, the weapon has a range of 42,5 km at sea level. NATO and other ammunition can be fired, after consultation with the supplier.
The system is powered by a 265 kW turbocharged diesel engine coupled to a 10-speed manual gearbox, and a 2-speed transfer gearbox. A central tyre inflation system is fitted, which allows for the inflation and deflation of the wheels, while both static and on the move.
A hydraulic system, driven by PTO’s on the gearbox, supply hydraulic power for the deployment of the outriggers and the top-carriage hydraulics.
The system carries 27 on board projectiles and 26 on-board charges. A crew of four is needed to bring the gun into or out of action within 60 seconds. In the event that the power unit of the hydraulic system fails, another T5-52 can be used as a back-up system, enabling the crew to bring the T5-52 into action.
The T5-52 has an operating crew of four crew members, and two crew members to prepare and supply the ammunition. The elevating mass consists of the ordnance, the cradle with an integrated buffer system, and the ammunition handling and ramming system.
The ordnance consists of the monoblock barrel fitted with a double baffle muzzle brake, a swing and slide breech mechanism and an electrically activated firing mechanism. The Command and Control System, consisting of the Automatic Laying and Navigation System, Telecommunication System, Muzzle Velocity Radar System and Gun Management Computer are used to lay the gun for indirect fire.
A panoramic optical-mechanical sight is mounted directly to the trunnion, incorporating a compensation system for trunnion cant, which forms a backup for indirect fire. A telescopic sight for direct fire is mounted to the compensation system and gives a direct fire range of up to 3000m.
Autonomous 155mm Turret System. The autonomous turret of the G6-52, which can be mounted on a suitable tank chassis or other armoured vehicle.
The 105 mm(LEO) light weight Light Experimental Ordnance (LEO) is the latest Gun - Howitzer developed by Denel. The gun system is accurate, transportable by helicopter and can be towed by a 4X4 type of vehicle. The 105mm is being developed to satisfy the users requirement for modern day warfare, that is:
- The need for fewer but more mobile forces to cover the same operational area;
- To ease the logistic burden placed on the system, hence ease of deployment;
- To reduce the gun and logistic weight and make it more (transportable) tactically mobily;
- To improve the fire precision, requiring less ammunition to achieve the same end result;
- To make provision for the demography of the world population, human machine interface;
- To be deployed under all possible conditions;
- To be very reliable.
T7 / 105mm Turret
The 105 Self-Propelled (SP) Howitzer is based on the unique 105 mm Towed Gun Howitzer ballistic system as developed by Denel, packaged in an integrated and lightweight turret system.
Arachnida II WMS
The Arachnida II is based on the very successful Arachnida I system, of which 800 are currently in service worldwide, with the SELEX GALILEO FIN3110 inertial navigation unit as primary sensor. The FIN3110 is also an essential part of the SELEX GALILEO LINAPS Artillery Pointing System.
The system is based on Military of the Shelf (MOTS) computers. A 12 inch screen is used for the gunner/commander and a 8 inch display as a Driver Navigation Display (DND). Denel has retained the FIN3110 as primary sensor due to its excellent service history.
Arachnida II system has Sun-Readable colour touch screens and is suitable for mounting on Self Propelled Artillery, Towed Artillery, Mounted Guns, Multiple Rocket Launchers and reconnaissance vehicles. It navigates the Gun or Launcher accurately on a map background, with or without GPS, and therefore completely eliminates any survey procedures. The system provides for full on-board autonomous ballistic calculations and for receiving fire orders via radio data link. Gun Laying can be done accurately to within 1 mil RMS, while offsets for direct firing are calculated automatically. The new system can also include the function of fully automatic gun pointing with the required upgrades to the Gun Control System.