The submunitions can suppress a wide area and are used to target vehicles, especially tanks, by attacking them from above where their armor is usually the thinnest and most vulnerable.
Each fire-and-forget munition will work independently from each other and can be guided using various means, such as millimetric wave radar or imaging infrared .
The munitions work as follow:
- two or more submunitions are ejected from the dispenser
- each munition's descent is retarded with a parachute
- the target area is scanned by spinning the munition
- once a target is detected, a kinetic penetrator is fired at the target
The munitions have been integrated on a variety of platforms, such as the 155 mm PLZ05 self-propelled howitzer and the 300 mm PHL03 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).
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