The advanced medium caliber 3P ammunition from BAE System Bofors is the proven, lethal multi-target ammunition on the market. Small and medium UAVs, or UASs are a recognized threat worldwide. 3P can be fired from both the Bofors 57 Mk3 and the Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Gun systems. Each 3P intelligent projectile is programed individually and uses an advanced fuzing system with multiple fuze settings, making the 3P round optimized for any target, including drones or UAVs. The 3P ammunition detects the UAV and the pre-fragmented shell disperses thousands of tungsten pellets, effectively destroying it. Functions such as airburst deal with threats that previously were impossible to engage, such as small, fast-manoeuvring boats and concealed targets.
The 6-mode programmable 40 and 57 mm Bofors 3P (Pre-fragmented, Programmable, Proximity- fused) ammunition can be programmed in six different function modes to provide optimised effect against any aerial, surface or shore target. This provides weapon systems with the highest possible combat flexibility. Each 3P fuse is automatically and individually programmed by a Proximity Fuse Programmer which continuously receives data from the Fire Control Computer System. Immediately before firing, the fuse is programmed to the selected mode. It gives forces superior handling of traditional threats such as anti-ship missiles, aircraft, ships and shore targets, including those with armour protection. It also provides completely new capabilities.