Quick Facts

Variants N/A
Role and Mobility Short-Range Anti-Aircraft Gun; Ground-Based, Road-Mobile
Interceptors and Range 30×173 ammunition, 800 rpm fire rate; 8.5 km
Sensors

-X-Band Pulse-Doppler acquisition radar (30 km range)

-Ku-Band radar for tracking and identification

-Optional electro-optic system with auto tracker, tracking radar, and infrared camera

Targets Low-Flying Aircraft
Status/Exports Operational; N/A
Designer/Producer Hellenic Arms Industry

Overview

 The Artemis 30 is an anti-aircraft gun designed and produced in Greece. It consists of twin 30 mm Mauser MK30 Model F autocannons connected to a large central drum mounted on a four-wheeled towed carriage.[i]The fire control system has a sensor assembly in a separate trailer.[ii]The system can be operated remotely from a distance, and only requires a single operator.[iii]A normal battery consists of six twin barrel mounts.[iv]


Strategic Implications

 The Artemis 30 provides a highly capable air defense against low flying aircraft. Its infrared camera provides day and night conditions, and the system can be made all-weather capable. With the ability to operate remotely, the system can be better protected, and a battery would be harder to destroy.  


Timeline

May 1987: Deliveries for operational evaluation[v]

1985: Production begins[vi]

October 1984: First orders for Hellenic military[vii]

1982: Development finishes; Artemis 30 displayed at Defendory 1982 Arms Fair[viii]

1979: Development begins[ix]


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    References

    [i]https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Artemis+30

    [ii]Ibid.

    [iii]https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_old_pdf.cfm?ARC_ID=1444

    [iv]https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Artemis+30

    [v]https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_old_pdf.cfm?ARC_ID=1444

    [vi]Ibid.

    [vii]Ibid.

    [viii]Ibid.

    [ix]Ibid.

    Air Defense

    Contact

    International Cooperation