kinetic energy ammunition

kinetic energy ammunition

[kə′ned·ik ¦en·ər·jē ‚am·yə′nish·ən]
(ordnance)
Ammunition designed to inflict damage to fortifications, armored vehicles, or ships by reason of the kinetic energy of the missile upon impact; the damage may consist of shattering, spalling, or piercing; the missile may be solid, or may contain an explosive charge, intended to function after penetration.
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The primary weapon is a 120mm smoothbore gun, developed by Hyundai Wia which can fire advanced kinetic energy ammunition and is equipped with autoloader for on-the-go ammunition loading, even in rough terrains.
The deal follows more than a decade of cooperation between the two partners to develop and produce the KEW-A1 and KEW-A2 advanced tungsten kinetic energy ammunition for Abram's users, among many other 120mm ammunition projects.
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