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Successful EXCALIBUR Test Brings DARPA Closer to Compact High Energy Lasers

DARPA successfully tested an optical phased array (OPA) combining 21 laser beams, as part of the Excalibur program. With each of the 21 array...

Guided Projectiles Competing Over Naval 5-Inch Guns

The Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP) went through a successful first test firing from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System at White Sands...

Excalibur VTOL UCAV Demonstrated in Flight

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. completed the first flight of the Excalibur Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) last month. The first flight took place at Aberdeen...

Excalibur GPS Artillery Projectile Debut in Afghanistan

// // Soldiers fired the first 155mm GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round in Afghanistan Feb. 25. The Excalibur was fired using the M-777A2 155mm howitzer. The M-777...

Excalibur Retains High Precision at Maximum Range

The Excalibur team reports another successful test firing of the Block Ia-2 precision-guided artillery projectile. Five rounds were fired at a target over a...

US Marines’s Forward Observers Gear up For Excalibur

The US Marine Corps plans to field hand held Target Location, Designation and Hand-off Systems (TLDHS) to equip artillery forward observers with entry device...

Excalibur Armed VTOL UAV

Excalibur, designed by Aurora Flight Sciences is expected to fill a gap between current weaponized UAVs and manned tactical air support platforms. When fielded,...

Artillery Ammunition at the 2006 Eurosatory Exhibition

New ammunition currently under development could extend the current effective range of artillery beyond 40 km, which was the realistic limit of conventional 39...

Excalibur XM982

Excalibur XM982 is a smart 155mm ammunition, developed by Raytheon BAE Systems and Bofors Defense. Excalibur is fired for high elevation and then glides from...

DSEi-2005 Exhibition Review – Artillery & Fire Support

Responding to a British requirement for deployable heavy artillery, BAE Systems unveiled a new modified truck, called Portee, designed to carry and support the M777...
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