The US Army has awarded Raytheon with a contract worth $95 million to provide engineering services in support of the 155mm Excalibur program, the US Defense Department announced Monday.
“Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $95,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for engineering services to support the 155mm Excalibur program. One bid was solicited with one bid received,” the statement says.
Excalibur is a GPS-guided munition capable of being used in close support situations within 75–150 meters of friendly troops or in situations where targets might be prohibitively close to civilians to attack with unguided artillery fire.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 25, 2023, the statement added.
According to Raytheon, the Excalibur projectile’s precision, coupled with its ability to be integrated on multiple gun systems, and enables both the U.S. and its coalition partners to provide overmatch capabilities against land targets in a variety of combat environments. This includes stationary land targets.
The Pentagon has awarded Raytheon a contract worth $127 million to provide Excalibur 155mm projectiles, the Department of Defense announced Friday. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $127,095,916 modification (P00078) to contract W15QKN-08-C-0530 for Excalibur 155mm projectiles,” the statement said
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
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 has won $20 million US Navy contract for the Air and Missile Defense Radar and Next Generation Jammer spiral upgrades and scalable x-band radar development. Work is expected to be completed June 8, 2020, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
Raytheon has won a CN$704 million (US$574 million) contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. The CIWS is a point defense system for detecting and destroying short-range incoming missiles and enemy aircraft which have penetrated the outer defenses, typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity
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