Long shot: Artillery battery sets lethal record
(Marine Corps Times)
Ultimate Weapons- M109 Paladin/Excalibur
Infographic: Precision Defined
With nearly 700 rounds fired in theater to date, Excalibur™ is the revolutionary precision projectile for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps artillery.
Using GPS precision guidance technology, Excalibur provides accurate, first round effects in any scenario. Excalibur is considered a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of less than four meters from the target.
By using Excalibur's level of precision there is a major dramatic reduction in the time, cost and logistical burden traditionally associated with using artillery munitions. Analyses have shown that on average it can take at least 10 conventional munitions to accomplish what one Excalibur can.
Excalibur is a co-development program between Raytheon and BAE Systems Bofors.