Raytheon successfully fired its new Excalibur N5 projectile during a recent live-guided flight test at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, USA.
A company-funded initiative, Excalibur N5 is a 5in/127mm naval variant of the combat-proven Excalibur precision projectile used by the US Army, the US Marine Corps and several international armies. It is expected to more than triple the maximum effective range of conventional naval gun munitions and deliver the same pinpoint accuracy of the Excalibur Ib, which is in production today.
Excalibur N5 can be used to support several critical mission areas including Naval Surface Fire Support, Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and countering Fast Attack Craft (FAC).
Raytheon describes Excalibur as a precision-guided, extended-range projectile that uses GPS guidance to provide accurate, first-round effects capability in any environment.
October 2, 2015