Raytheon tests prove Excalibur reliable

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Raytheon announced its Excalibur Ia-1 projectiles have achieved new reliability following a successful test firing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

U.S. company Raytheon announced it has successfully fired nine of its Excalibur Ia-1 projectiles featuring the new Atlantic Inertial Systems inertial measurement unit.


Raytheon says the test missiles, fired from a Paladin gun system, demonstrated a 100 percent success rate marking a milestone for the reliability of the Excalibur Ia-1 precision-guided projectiles.

"Excalibur Ia-1 is an extraordinarily capable weapon," Steve Bennett, Raytheon Excalibur program director, said in a statement.

"In an effort to provide ever-increasing performance and to meet changing operational requirements, we needed an inertial measurement unit that met Excalibur's stringent standards."

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