US Army orders 464 Excalibur Rounds

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    US Army awards Raytheon $31.8 million contract for continued Excalibur production

    Company will provide 464 extended-range precision projectiles

    TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $31.8 million contract to produce and deliver 464 Excalibur Ib extended-range precision projectiles.

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    In full-rate production since mid-2014, Excalibur Ib has revolutionized cannon artillery, making it possible to engage targets precisely at long ranges. Excalibur is the longest-range, most precise, cannon-fired projectile in the world.

    "There is growing demand in the international market for Excalibur's accurate, first-round effects capability," said Duane Gooden, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. Raytheon has also funded an internal development program aimed at bringing Excalibur's unprecedented capabilities to the maritime domain."

    To meet the U.S. Navy's need, Raytheon is developing Excalibur N5, a 5-inch/127 mm variant that uses Excalibur Ib guidance and navigation unit and an overall re-use of 70 percent of Excalibur Ib parts and components. Additionally, the N5 uses 99 percent of the Ib system's software.

    More here, it just talks about the Excalibur

    http://raytheon.mediaroom.com/2016-...alibur,PERM&Category Name=rms&linkId=21348148
     
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