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Excaliber S Tested

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To hit a moving target is great for our artillery.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/raytheon-s-new-guided-shell-hit-a-moving-target-for-the-first-time-in-key-test-1.617989

TUCSON, Ariz. (Tribune News Service) — A new version of a precision-guided artillery shell made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems scored direct hits on a moving target for the first time in a test for the U.S. Navy last year, the company said.
The previously undisclosed test of the Excalibur S version at the Yuma Proving Ground validated the projectile’s ability to survive the shock of firing from a howitzer, then shift from GPS satellite to laser guidance and hit a moving target, Raytheon said.
First fielded by U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007, the combat-proven M982 Excalibur uses GPS satellite guidance to hit within 2 meters of its target.
The new S version adds a semi-active laser seeker that guides the shell to a laser spot painted on a target by ground or air forces.
 
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