With more than fifty-five Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Guns deployed worldwide, the 5-Inch Multi Service - SGP greatly expands the capacity to provide long range joint fires and support asymmetric operations around the world. The Mk 45 Mod 4 will deliver 5-Inch fires at a maximum rate of 10 rounds per minute to 52 nautical miles to achieve desired effects. The 5-Inch Multi Service - SGP offers rapid time of flight and the capability of in-flight retargeting to address moving targets, changing target conditions, and surface threats.
With over 300 howitzers in the Army and Marine Corps, the 5-Inch Saboted SGP greatly expands the range and area covered by direct and general support artillery units to provide long range joint fires in support of ground combat operations. Artillery units firing the 5-Inch Saboted SGP will deliver a volume of effects on desired area targets out to a range of 70 kilometers. By use of flight profiling, the 5-Inch Saboted SGP can execute Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) missions, magnifying lethal effects. The 5-Inch Saboted SGP offers rapid time of flight and the capability to address critical missions assigned to the artillery. Additionally, with in-flight retargeting capability the 5-Inch Saboted SGP can address moving and relocatable targets.
Both the 5-Inch Multi Service - SGP and Saboted SGP deliver all weather precision attack capability to fully defeat targets with high-explosive warheads, while operating within a jamming environment. Tested component designs are based on a spiral of the highly successful 155-mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP).