Orbital ATK is in the second phase of development for the US Army’s Advanced Multi-Purpose 120mm AMP XM1147 round. This is a second technology insertion of an advanced ammunition type for the ABRAMS tank which provides greater capabilities and battle carry flexibility.

AMP will technologically replace four current, inventory rounds without sacrificing capability against target sets including bunker defeat, light armour, rubbling and enemy troops out to 500 metres. AMP also adds new capabilities to breach reinforced walls, defeat of anti-tank guided missile teams and airburst capability out to 2,000 metres. brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #9/2017, available at the show on the Mönch stand S2-165; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.



An XM1147 projectile captured in flight during recent testing. The XM1147 120mm Cartridge replaces four current US Army rounds for the ABRAMS Main Battle Tank. (Photo: Orbital ATK)

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