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

    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 […] More

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    Raytheon, Army Develop Excalibur Projectile Variant

    Raytheon and the U.S. Army have updated a precision-guided projectile built to operate with multiple artillery systems and help warfighters engage targets in secluded locations. Excalibur Shaped Trajectory is designed to reach a multistory facility via the building side, a bunker situated on a mountain slope’s opposite side or adversarial assets located under an overpass, Raytheon said Tuesday. The Army […] More

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    Raytheon, Polish Ammo Maker Ink New Defense Tech Collaboration Pact

    Raytheon‘s missile systems unit and Poland-based missile and ammunition manufacturer Mesko have signed a new agreement to cooperate on defense technology sharing and development in an effort to build on a previous pact between the companies. The collaboration will focus on production work on the Excalibur precision projectile, Talon laser-guided rocket, Krab howitzer and new Polish attack helicopters, Raytheon said Thursday. “The LOI […] More

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

    Raytheon 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 […] More

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    Raytheon Launches Munition Laser, Navigation Tech Program; Kevin Matthies Comments

    Raytheon has started a project to equip its Excalibur GPS-guided precision munition with a new guidance and navigation unit that contains semi-active laser targeting technology. The internally funded program aims to help Excalibur attack moving or repositioned targets, Raytheon said Thursday. Raytheon added it will work for the SAL seeker to change the point of […] More

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    Raytheon, Marines Set New Excalibur Launch Distance Record

    The Marine Corps recently launched two Raytheon-built artillery projectiles in the Afghanistan theater at a distance of 22.3 miles, the company announced Monday. According to the company, the launch marked the furthest distance Excalibur has been fired from since the system’s initial fielding in 2007. Excalibur uses GPS technology to hit targets in an urban […] More

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