Raytheon successfully test fired the dual-mode GPS- and laser-guided Excalibur S for the first time.
Although the Excalibur S was initialized with a GPS target location, it scored a direct hit on a different, or offset, target after being terminally guided with a laser designator.
The new variant of the GPS-guided Excalibur Ib projectile comes with a semi-active laser targeting capability or laser spot tracker (LST).
Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Land Warfare Systems product line said "It gives the war fighter a precision weapon that accommodates target location errors, allows continued target attack when GPS is degraded or denied, and hit targets on the move at extended ranges."
Raytheon plans a live fire demonstration of the Excalibur N5 later this year.
Raytheon Company has initiated an internally funded program to enhance its combat-proven 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided projectile with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) with a semi-active laser (SAL) end-game targeting capability. Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the impact point to avoid casualties and collateral damage
Raytheon has fired eight precision-guided Excalibur Ib projectiles during qualification flight tests. All eight rounds landed within five meters of the target, meeting stringent test objectives
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz
Raytheon Company received a $73.3 million U
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded on Sept
TUCSON, Ariz. --- The U
The US Army has confirmed that Raytheon's Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision guided artillery round is compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System. The US Army's Excalibur Program Office determined the compatabilty on previous Friday in a press release
The US Navy will outfit the USS Ponce, an amphibious vessel with a Laser Weapon System (LaWS) and will begin sea testing in the Persian Gulf later this year heralding an era of practical laser weapons which may ultimately replace short range cannons and missiles. After it completes testing it should be capable of shooting down drones or disabling small attack boats at an energy cost of just $1 per shot
Poland considered an association of Thales and European MBDA alongwith Raytheon for its mid-range missile defense system worth $5 billion, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday.Israeli government and MEADS consortium led by Lockheed Martin were excluded from the bids in the tender
Raytheon Missile Systems is awarded a $73 contract for rolling airframe missile (RAM) guided-missile round pack requirements for the U.S
Strained Russia-Ukraine Relations Behind Delay In India's An-32 Upgrade: Report
China Launches Malaysian Navy's Second Keris-class Ship
Lockheed To Collaborate With 3 Indian Start-ups For Defense tech solutions
US Used New Electronic Warfare Weapon To Destroy Iranian Drone: Report
Design of Russian-made 'World's Fastest Helicopter' Ready
India To Give The Final Go-ahead To $1.7 Billion C-295 Transport Aircraft
China offers Two-seat Fighter Trainer FC-1B for International Sales
Two New Russian Ivan Gren-class Warships Likely To Be Helicopter Carriers
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...