Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile TestingWith more than 600 rounds fired in theater to date, Excalibur is the revolutionary precision projectile for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps artillery.
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The M982 Excalibur (previously XM982) is a 155 mm extended range guided artillery shell developed by Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems AB.
Using GPS precision guidance technology, Excalibur provides accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting.
Excalibur is considered a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of six meters from the target. Versions that add laser-guidance capability and are designed to be fired from naval guns are under development.