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Revolutionary Extended Range Precision Projectile

With more than 760 rounds fired in combat to date, Excalibur® is the revolutionary, extended range, precision projectile for U.S. and international artillery forces.

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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 latest variant of the Excalibur precision-guided projectile will be used by armies and be available for naval ships.
The latest variant of the Excalibur precision-guided projectile will be used by armies and be available for naval ships.

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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Media Coverage

Raytheon works to capitalize on Excalibur smart munitions technology for naval guns (Military & Aerospace)

VIDEO: Raytheon fires new naval variant of combat-proven Excalibur (UPI)

Raytheon thinking big by developing tiny missiles (Arizona Daily Star)

Raytheon's Excalibur Ib compatible with M198 howitzer (ASD News)

Mil Tech—Excalibur Ib projectile offers extended range precision (MOAA)

Army looking to extend production of Raytheon's Excalibur increment Ib, again (Inside Defense)

U.S. Army, Raytheon fires Excalibur Ib from M109A2/A3 howitzer (Army-technology.com)

VIDEO: IDEX 2015 - Raytheon highlights Excalibur navy applications (Shephard Media)

Raytheon to conduct live Excalibur N5 maritime projectile test, and considers dual mode seeker (IHS Jane's 360)

Surface Navy 2015: Raytheon's solutions for Navies worldwide (Military Technology)

News Releases

Raytheon's combat-proven Excalibur moves closer to sea-based application

Netherlands orders Raytheon Excalibur Ib precision munitions, becomes second European customer

Raytheon's Excalibur Ib compatible with M198 howitzer

Excalibur Ib fired from M109A2/A3 howitzer in first-time test

Poland's MESKO and Raytheon sign second letter of intent

In the air, on the ground, on your wrist

Excalibur Ib enters full rate production and receives $52 million award

Raytheon conducts first live fire test of
Excalibur S