January 2006
Defense AT&L;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p41
The article reports that the United States' military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could have a significantly more accurate howitzer-fired munition by March, 2006. The successful demonstration of the Army's first fully autonomous guided projectile, Excalibur, which was held on September 15, 2005 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona brings the program a step closer to fulfilling an urgent request to put Excalibur in soldiers' hands by early 2006. According to Colonel Ole Knudson, the project manager who oversees Army combat ammunition development programs, Excalibur will reduce collateral damage, increase survivability of friendly troops and accomplish the mission more efficiently. The program is a cooperative effort between the United States and Sweden.


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