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Raytheon Test-Fires Precision-Guided Projectile; Michelle Lohmeier Comments

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Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon has performed the first live fire test for its precision-guided weapon system.

The Excalibur S, built with a laser spot tracker, worked to destroy its target following a GPS-guided target detection and laser-designated direct hit, Raytheon said Sunday.

Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ land warfare systems product line, said the laser-guided Excalibur variant is intended to help warfighters hit moving targets at extended ranges.

The laser spot tracker is integrated into the Excalibur Ib projectile, a 155mm artillery projectile the company is developing for the U.S. Army and other international clients.

The Excalibur S variant is based on the Excalibur Ib model and works with the 5-inch Excalibur N5 naval variant under development.

The Excalibur program is a partnership between Raytheon and BAE Systems Bofors.

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