M982 Excalibur

The M982 Excalibur is a GPS-guided smart ammunition fired from 155mm-caliber field or self-propelled howitzers. It is manufactured by Raytheon and Bofors and costs about US $ 54,000 per unit. It was used in combat action for the first time in Iraq, 2007, by the US Army, being fired from an M777 howitzer. The M982 is capable of hitting an enemy bunker or armored vehicle, with a pin-point accuracy, situated 30 miles (50km) away. During its trajectory, it is stabilized in flight by folding fins that spring out once the Excalibur has been fired. Firing platform: US M198 and M777 howitzers, US M109A6 Paladin, Swedish Archer Artillery System, British AS90 self-propelled howitzer.

M982 Excalibur in action

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