Precision Long Range Artillery

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Awesome Video! Artillery Shells in Slow Motion

Perfect for Rocketman!

 

Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile Testing With more than 600 rounds fired in theater to date, Excalibur is the revolutionary precision projectile for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps artillery. The M982 Excalibur (previously XM982) is a 155 mm extended range guided artillery shell developed by Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems AB. Using GPS precision guidance technology, Excalibur provides accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting. Excalibur is considered a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of six meters from the target. Versions that add laser-guidance capability and are designed to be fired from naval guns are under development.

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those little schrapnel hits on the ground surrounding the cars with the white cloud appear before the warhead hits the ground..they must travel at an enormous speed..scary but interesting stuff

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Gamechanger, holy fuck... the cost savings alone with these urban scenarios. Good arty crew and a few men can do the job of a ... name it!?. Wonder how many of those rounds fired so far had its guidance shot to shit. If all those 600 where on target, im crazy impressed.

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