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Excalibur Projectiles Set 22-Mile Combat Record In Afghanistan

June 13 2012


U.S. Marines have set a new record in the firing of two Excalibur 155-mm precision-guided artillery projectiles in Afghanistan, reports Raytheon, the manufacturer.

More than 500 rounds have been fired in theater since Excalibur was fielded in 2007. The recent 36-km (22.3-mi) shots were the longest fired in combat, said Raytheon.

The Excalibur uses GPS precision guidance technology to provide accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting, with an...

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