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Latest Extended Range Guided Munition Stories

2014-02-08 00:20:22

Exceeds performance requirements, verifies production readiness NEW DELHI, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully fired 30 GPS-guided Excalibur Ib projectiles during an extensive First Article Test series at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. This test series validated performance and reliability of the Excalibur Ib production configuration, and moves the program toward full-rate production. "Excalibur gives the warfighter a pinpoint...

2013-10-20 08:20:08

Improved round demonstrates two-meter accuracy and sets new industry standard WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) fired 84 precision-guided Excalibur Ib all up rounds during qualification flight tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. During the testing, Excalibur Ib exhibited exceptional accuracy, with the majority of the rounds landing within two meters of the target. The tests also certified stringent performance and safety requirements....

2013-06-20 04:20:14

New precision munition will protect against swarming boat threats PARIS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) 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...

2013-01-22 08:22:08

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Marine Corps awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract for the design, development and demonstration of a new production representative 120mm long-range, guided-mortar munition. Once fielded, the Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) will be used with the M327 rifled towed mortar, the primary weapon system of the Expeditionary Fire Support System. The system provides all-weather, ground-based close support, and...

2012-10-24 07:22:44

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) 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. "This program has made great achievements in a very short amount of time," said Lt. Col. Josh Walsh, the U.S. Army Excalibur program manager. "In two years time, the Excalibur Ib program has moved from a competition to being...

2012-08-07 10:22:14

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed a successful warhead and guidance system test of its Pyros(TM) small tactical munition. The end-to-end test validated the weapon's guidance modes (semi-active laser and global positioning system), its height-of-burst sensor, electronic safe and arm device, and multi-effects warhead. "All systems functioned perfectly," said Tom Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems for Raytheon...

2012-06-10 22:20:06

PARIS, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps successfully fired two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a range of 36 kilometers (22.3 statute miles) in theater. These shots mark the longest distance the Excalibur round has been fired in combat since its fielding in 2007. "It is incredible to think about how this capability has evolved with its use over time, and these shots are evidence of that," said Lt. Col. Mike Milner,...

2011-10-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully fired nine rounds in U.S. Army lot acceptance tests, which means the Excalibur Ia-2 precision-guided projectile is ready for U.S. Army and Marine Corps use in Afghanistan. Building on the proven technology of the Excalibur Ia-1, the Excalibur Ia-2 includes upgrades designed to meet the projected threat environment, while maintaining true precision and accuracy of better than a 6-meter circular error...

2009-06-01 09:00:00

System ready for rapid fielding YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz., June 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A new type of 120 mm precision-guided mortar round hit eight out of nine target areas during a recent U.S. Army-Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) cooperative research and development agreement demonstration. The rounds made by an Israel Military Industries-Raytheon team hit short- and long-range targets, demonstrating greater range than current unguided 120 mm high-explosive mortar rounds in the U.S....