Raytheon Tests Laser Track Excalibur S

  • Our Bureau
  • 01:17 PM, June 17, 2014
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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.

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