DESCRIPTION

Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) technology is state-of-the-art and provides a first-of-its-kind capability. PGK contains a Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance kit with fusing functions and an integrated GPS receiver to correct the inherent errors associated with ballistic firing solutions, reducing the number of artillery projectiles required to attack targets. The increase in efficiency that PGK’s “near-precision” capability provides allows operational commanders to engage assigned targets and rapidly achieve desired effects while minimizing collateral damage. The PGK currently has two DoD Identification Codes (DoDIC), NA28 and NA29. The 2,399 kits that were procured for early fielding under an Urgent Material Release to Operation Enduring Freedom have the NA28 DoDIC. The PGK currently being procured in Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) has the NA29 DoDIC. PGK is also developing an increased capability to operate in a GPS-degraded environment and to be compatible with the future M-Code GPS architecture.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

PGK provides improved fire support to the maneuver force commander through effectively reducing target delivery error of conventional artillery munitions, and reduces the number of projectiles required to execute a fire mission.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated accuracy: Less than 30 meters circular error probable
  • Compatible with the M795 and M549A1 155 mm high-explosive (HE) projectiles
  • Mission-critical flight data is inductively loaded into PGK using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 2QFY13: Milestone C, entering LRIP
  • 1QFY15: Successfully completed First Article Acceptance Testing
  • 3QFY15: Successfully completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation
  • 1QFY16: Successfully completed the first five lot acceptance tests
  • 1QFY16: Achieved Type Classification – Standard
  • 1QFY16: Full Materiel Release

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 2QFY16: Full-Rate Production Decision

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

Fielded with multiple countries—names for official use only and not for public disclosure

CONTRACTORS

  • Orbital ATK (Plymouth, MN)

PEO

PEO-AMMO