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ST Engineering announced on 17 June 2024 that its Land Systems business has secured contracts for NATO-standard 155 mm ammunition with new customers in Europe.

The contract wins were a result of competitive tenders and mark a major expansion of ST Engineering’s footprint in the ammunition segment.

“The 155 mm ammunition system stands out due to its extended-range high-explosive projectile and modular charge system designed for 155 mm gun/howitzers with 39 and 52 calibre barrels,” the company said in a press statement. “The contracts not only highlight ST Engineering’s competitive edge in the ammunition segment but also underscore the increasing trust in its cutting-edge solutions by global defence forces.”

In addition to the 155 mm ammunition, ST Engineering has also received orders for 40 mm ammunition from European customers. The company noted that its “catalogue of more than 58 variants and its engineering ability to customise the munition to meet unique operational needs of its customers from over 40 countries attests to ST Engineering’s position as a leading provider of 40 mm solutions”.

The contracts, with a value of more than SGD 100 million (EUR 69 million), were secured between April and early June 2024.

Lim Kok Ann, president of Land Systems at ST Engineering, was quoted as saying in a company press release, “These new contracts not only reflect our position as a trusted partner within the NATO community, but also demonstrate our defence expertise in meeting the evolving needs of modern artillery operations.”

A key feature of ST Engineering’s 155 ammunition is its strict adherence to the NATO Joint Ballistics Memorandum of Understanding and the Standardisation Agreement (STANAG) requirements. This compliance ensures interoperability and reliability, which are critical factors for NATO forces. ST Engineering’s 155 mm ammunition system is capable of engaging targets at a range of 30 km with standard NATO 155 mm/39 calibre guns or 39 km with 155 mm/52 calibre guns.

An ST Engineering Pegasus lightweight 155 mm 39 calibre howitzer. The company is now producing 155 mm ammunition for NATO countries. (Photo: ST Engineering)