US Navy, Raytheon test Excalibur N5 munitions
Raytheon has completed a new round of successful Excalibur N5 munition test firings with the US Navy at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, the company announced on 6 May.
During the test, the precision-guided projectiles demonstrated various short, mid and long range capabilities.
Excalibur N5 is the sea-based variant of the extended-range, precision munition used by ground forces. It has been designed to be fired from the navy's five-inch guns. The sea-launched N5 doubles the maximum range of conventional 5-inch munitions and provides the same accuracy as the land-based version.
Excalibur is a precision weapon, which impacts at a radial miss distance of less than two metres from the target.
The precision-guided projectile was co-developed by Raytheon and BAE Systems Bofors.
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