WASHINGTON – Enemies hiding under a bridge, bunkered down on a specific floor in a large building, seeking cover on the back side of a mountain ridge or moving to attack in an armored vehicle convoy --- all are more vulnerable to U.S. strikes due to an emerging laser-guided artillery round that can destroy enemy targets on the move in combat. Kris Osborn at Warrior Maven reports. Continue reading original article
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
18 Feb. 2020 -- The laser-guided Raytheon-developed weapon is an upgrade or adaptation to the well-known, GPS-guided Excalibur 155-millimeter round first fired in Iraq more than 10 years ago.
Using GPS and Inertial measurement precision guidance technology, Excalibur can pinpoint and eliminate targets as far away as 25 miles from current U.S. Howitzers -- within just two-meters of accuracy.
The combat debut of Excalibur in Iraq ushered in what could be called a land-war transformation, marking the advent of a new kind of precision land attack with its ability to hit a moving target.
John Keller, chief editor
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