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Raytheon Test Fires Excalibur Projectile With French Howitzer

Raytheon Test Fires Excalibur Projectile With French Howitzer - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon Technologies‘ missiles and defense business has collaborated with the U.S. Army and Nexter to demonstrate the compatibility between Excalibur artillery projectiles and the French company’s self-propelled howitzer.

A CAESAR self-propelled howitzer fired the projectiles at two targets over 28.5 miles away as part of the test involving Excalibur, the French artillery equipment and the Army’s Modular Artillery Charge System, Raytheon said Tuesday.

Excalibur, a GPS-guided ammunition, is designed to strike with a radial miss distance under two meters from the target.

Sam Deneke, vice president of execution for land warfare and air defense at Raytheon Missiles and Defense, said CAESAR’s integration is aimed at boosting Excalibur’s mobility.

The ammunition is currently usable with M777, M109, PzH2000, M198, Archer and SIAC howitzers.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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