Northrop Grumman surpasses production of 50,000 artillery precision guidance kits

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The Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) transforms conventional 155mm artillery projectiles by combining fuze functions and GPS guidance into one device that fits into standard fuze wells. (Army photograph)
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Northrop Grumman announced June 26 that the company has surpassed the production and delivery of 50,000 Precision Guidance Kits for 155mm artillery projectiles.

Recently, the company signed a $137 million modification to its base contract for PGK production with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to produce additional precision guidance kits.

The innovative PGK combines guidance capability and fuze functions in one device providing conventional projectiles the ability to consistently outperform the U.S. Army’s program objective for accuracy.

“PGK is an example of how we are able to apply new capabilities to improve existing weapons and systems,” said Dan Olson, vice president, armament systems, Northrop Grumman. “Beyond our existing PGK production, we are developing additional technologies that will add precision to future long range artillery requirements.”

Northrop Grumman recently expanded its PGK production capacity in Plymouth, Minnesota to increase its daily, single shift production rate by 15 percent to meet current and future demand.
 
 
 

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