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US Navy, Raytheon test Excalibur N5 munitions

9th May 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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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