South Africa: South African Army Artillery Formation has brought the big guns to show off to the community of Richard’s Bay and surrounding areas. This is to demonstrate the capabilities of the Artillery corps at the 2023 Armed Force Day at Fan Park.
Scores of learners and locals made their way to Umhlathuze Sports Complex to view a spectacle of weapon systems and explore different career paths that exist in the South African Artillery corps. Ready to simplify the equipment and weapon systems were communicators, which included Bombardier Maleka, who narrated a visual picture of M5.
M5 is a 120-millimetre Mortar indirect Artillery firepower utilised during airborne operations. Defined, Artillery is a class of heavy military long-range weapons.
These weapons launch munitions far beyond the range and power of foot soldiers. It is the role of the Artillery to destroy the enemy, preferably prior to contact with their own infantry and armour, by means of indirect fire support with the aim of achieving the desired effect at the right time and place with the correct type and quantity of ammunition.
In display is the Tactical Command Post, Multiple Rocket Launcher, Basic Artillery Observation System, M5 mortar, Gecko, Fire Control Post, GV5 and GV6.
Members of the public are invited to witness a spectacle of the SA Army Artillery Formation until 19 February 2023 between 08:00 and 17:00.
SA National Defence Force also tweeted pictures on their official Twitter account along with a caption which states, ” The South African Artillery Formation showcasing its capabilities at Fan Park during Armed Forces Day 2023.” They also used hashtags like #SANDF #ArmedForcesDay2023.
Many people took part in the Army Artillery Formation, including children. Learners and locals made their way to Umhlathuze Sports Complex to view a spectacle of weapon systems and explore different career paths that exist in the South African Artillery corps.