What are Excalibur rounds?

The Excalibur (XM982, M982 and M982A1) is a 155 mm, Global Positioning System (GPS)-guided, extended range artillery projectile in use as the Army’s next-generation cannon artillery precision munition. It provides improved fire support to the maneuver force commander, increases lethality and reduces collateral damage.

How much does an Excalibur round cost?

US$68,000 per round
In 2015 the United States planned to procure 7,474 rounds with a FY2015 total program cost of US$1.9341 billion at an average cost of US$258,777 per unit. By 2016, unit costs were reduced to US$68,000 per round….

M982 Excalibur
Length 100 cm (39.2 in)
Diameter 155 mm
Caliber 155 mm

Can artillery hit a moving target?

“Using artillery to engage moving targets gives soldiers more flexibility,” Sam Deneke, Raytheon’s land warfare systems vice president, said in the statement. “Artillery is typically used to hit stationary objects, but Excalibur S expands the capability of artillery on the battlefield.”

What is the Excalibur laser?

Project Excalibur was a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Cold War–era research program to develop an X-ray laser system as a ballistic missile defense (BMD) for the United States. The concept involved packing large numbers of expendable X-ray lasers around a nuclear device, which would orbit in space.

How far can a 777 shoot?

M777ER – Upgrade created by the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) project to extend range from 30 to 70 km (19 to 43 mi). Modified with a longer 58-caliber, 9.1 m (30 ft) barrel and supercharged propellant firing the XM1113 rocket-assisted projectile.

What is a Copperhead missile?

Copperhead is a laser-guided artillery projectile fired from a conventional 155-millimetre howitzer. The gunner focuses a laser on the target momentarily after the projectile is in flight, and a sensor in the weapon is imprinted with the image of the target and operates control flaps…

Is artillery laser guided?

The M712 Copperhead is a 155 mm caliber cannon-launched guided projectile (CLGP). It is a fin-stabilized, terminally laser guided, explosive shell intended to engage hard point targets such as tanks, self-propelled howitzers or other high-value targets….

M712 Copperhead
Guidance system laser guidance

How much are Excalibur mortars?

Excalibur Artillery Shells only $65 | USA Fireworks.

How many tubes come with Excalibur?

The Excalibur comes with 24 of the best quality canister shells on the market and bundled with 4 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tubes.