Revolutionary Extended Range Precision Projectile
With more than 800 rounds fired in combat to date, Excalibur® is the revolutionary, extended range, precision projectile for U.S. and international artillery forces.
Excalibur–Pinpoint precision tool to eliminate enemy threats
Excalibur is a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of less than two meters from the target. Unlike “near precision” guidance systems, Excalibur provides accurate first-round effects at all ranges in all weather conditions. This weapon system also extends the reach of .39-caliber artillery to 40 km and .52-caliber artillery to more than 50 km.
By using Excalibur's level of precision, there is a dramatic reduction in the time, cost and logistical burden associated with other artillery munitions. Analyses have shown that on average, it can take at least 10 conventional munitions to accomplish what one Excalibur can.
Excalibur is compatible with every howitzer with which it’s been tested. This weapon is fully qualified in multiple systems, including the M777, M109 series, M198, the Archer and PzH2000. It’s also compatible with the AS90, K9 and G6 howitzers.
Sweden, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have chosen Excalibur to address vital security interests, and several other international partners are finalizing procurement plans.
Raytheon is developing a laser-guided version of the projectile, the Excalibur S. This variant incorporates a digital semi-active laser seeker, allowing it to hit moving targets and engage and strike targets without accurate location information. It also reduces the risk associated with GPS jamming.
The company is also developing a 5-inch variant, the Excalibur N5. This sea-based projectile is expected to more than double the maximum range of conventional 5-inch munitions and will provide the same accuracy as the land-based version.
Excalibur is co-developed by Raytheon Company and BAE Systems Bofors.
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Excalibur N5 fired from 5-inch naval gun during testing
We call it Excalibur. Our customers call it true precision.