Accession Number:

ADA614738

Title:

Excalibur Precision 155mm Projectiles (Excalibur)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

PRODUCT MANAGER EXCALIBUR PRECISION-GUIDED PROJECTILE XM982 PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The Excalibur Precision 155-millimeter mm projectiles Excalibur program provides the Brigade Combat Teams with an organic precision fires capability. Additionally, it provides improved fire support capability due to its increased range of 37.5-kilometers and demonstrated accuracy of less than four-meters radial miss distance, which enables a first round effect on target reducing the number of rounds required while reducing collateral damage. Excalibur is compatible with the M777A2 Lightweight 155-mm Howitzer, the M109A6 Paladin Howitzer, and the M109A7 Paladin Integrated Management Howitzer. Excalibur provides a 33-percent range increase over current Rocket Assisted Projectiles with a less than ten meter circular error probable requirement at all ranges. Excalibur is also highly resistant to Global Positioning System jamming. This item is Code A, approved for Service use.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE