According to DefenseLink, which I had seen but don’t have access to,
The cannon was designed for indirect fire at ranges between 4 kilometers
and 30 kilometers at a rate of eight shots per minute.
It can fire six types of ballistically compatible rounds, including a
bispectral smoke round, visual and infrared illumination rounds, a practice
round, a regular high-explosive round and a highly lethal pre-form fragment
The PFF technology, traditionally used in anti-missile weapons, has
“migrated” to 105mm ammunition to increase the lethality of the artillery,
Gyfford Fitchat, Denel executive manager of business development in the
United States, said during a cannon demonstration here April 16.
The PFF rounds contain 7,800 tungsten balls, which when fired “pretty much
wipes out a soccer field,” Jim Vickrey, director of artillery programs at
General Dynamics Land Systems, said at the same demonstration. “This is not
your father’s 105.”
Click the pic to go to the full write-up at Stryker Brigade News, including higher-resolution pictures in their gallery.