S H I P S
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited. (4/29/2008).
This Brief is provided for Information Only and does not constitute a commitment on behalf
of the U.S. government to provide additional information and / or sale of the system
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Advanced Gun System (AGS)
24 April 2008
− Destruction, interdiction, suppression and
other fire support missions to support
ground and expeditionary forces
− Engage enemy land targets at long range
with precise, high volume fire support
− 155mm automated gun system which
Fully Automated magazine
Unmanned gun mount
GPS guided projectile
Pallet (transport & storage)
Contractors: BAE Systems, GDATP, LMCO
AGS Key Requirements
(U) Key AGS Element Performance and Operational Requirements
AGS Design Features
600 LRLAP rounds per ship
8-Round Pallets and Capacity for 75 Pallets (minimum).
Signatures (RCS and
Use design practices that minimize
Low signature shield design for gun mount – hides the barrel eliminating the major
RCS signature source for AGS.
AGS baseline incorporates ship-level design guidance concerning signature
Maximum Land Attack
> 63 nautical miles (nm).
155 mm, 62 Caliber Gun and Rocket Assisted, Guided, Projectiles
Fully Automated Magazine and Liquid Cooled Barrel
Accuracy (Land Attack)
LRLAP has precise targeting by using a Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance
system with a backup Inertial Navigation System (INS) guidance system.
Provide equivalent lethality to that of
current 155 mm g