By John McPhaul, The Chicago Times
September 29, 2022
FALLS CHURCH, VA — Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Wednesday the delivery of more than 100,000 Precision Guidance Kits for 155mm artillery projectiles to the U.S. Army. The PGK replaces standard fusing for conventional projectiles currently in inventory.
“PGK’s precision provides a critical capability to artillery units, enabling forces to rapidly achieve mission success by reducing the number of rounds required to defeat targets. Throughout our 100,000 deliveries, we’ve maintained superior performance, surpassing the Army’s objectives for both accuracy and reliability,” said Dave Fine, vice president for armament systems, Northrop Grumman.
According to Northrop Grumman:
“Once implemented, PGK will be one of the largest production programs within the U.S. Department of Defense to integrate this crucial capability that allows authorized users to acquire two signals from GPS satellites to achieve superior positioning accuracy.”