Devilish Instrument…

“Blessed be those happy ages that were strangers to the dreadful fury of these devilish instruments of artillery, whose inventor I am satisfied is now in Hell, receiving the reward of his cursed invention, which is the cause that very often a cowardly base hand takes away the life of the bravest gentleman.” Miguel de… Read More

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When was the Rocket Born?

“The first rockets were Chinese. In the 1230s the armies of the Song dynasty, who were fighting Mongol invaders, started launching “fire arrows” propelled by gunpowder some 300 metres into enemy lines. When the Song’s artillerymen realised that these arrows continued to fly straight even after their fiery exhaust had burned away their feathers, they removed the fletching and the… Read More

What is the Artillery Systems (ArtySys) Team?

The Artillery Systems (Arty Sys) Team, part of the Land Equipment Operating Centre, is responsible for Through Life Delivery and support of 15 projects, both in-service and procurement, from sensor to shooter. The team is grouped into: Surveillance & Target Acquisition Systems: responsible for the Acoustic Sound ranging Programme (ASP), Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR), Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Radar (MAMBA)… Read More