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Artillery Trajectory Correction System


The air brake system installed in the forward section of the Spadico is designed to increase the drag of the projectile and slow its flight speed, thereby adjusting its ballistic trajectory.Improvement of the accuracy of artillery fire can also be achieved by the use of course correction techniques, implementing new braking mechanisms. Such an application is SPADICO fuse developed under a DGA program by GIAT, TDA Armament and IN-SNEC as an upgrade for in-service artillery shells. The system is built into the fuse and is composed of three discs air-brake and associated electronics. SPADICO designed to improve by x4 the hit accuracy, by adjusting the actual ballistic trajectory of the specific shell to match the theoretical trajectory which is used to compute the firing parameters.





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