JERUSALEM, March 21 (Xinhua) – The Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced on Monday that it has been awarded a contract worth 27 million US dollars to provide the Swedish military with highly explosive tank ammunition.
The contract, recognized by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, would be carried out over a 10-month period, the company says in a statement.
The 27 kg M339 cartridge is high-precision ammunition for warfare in the field and in cities, and delivers mortality with low side damage in all battle areas, according to Elbit’s tank ammunition portfolio.
M339 can destroy bunkers, field fortifications, city buildings, light armored vehicles and armored vehicles and is very lethal to dismantled infantry.
It is able to penetrate 200 mm double-reinforced concrete walls and drive the warhead with delay, according to Elbit.