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Raytheon demonstrates unparalleled precision in live-fire testing of self-propelled howitzer

Raytheon demonstrates unparalleled precision in live-fire testing of self-propelled howitzer

The U.S. Army and Raytheon have fired 10 precision-guided Excalibur projectiles during the final phase of compatibility testing at Yuma Proving Ground. This live-fire demonstration, funded by the U.S., Germany and supported by Raytheon-funded initial testing, marked the completion of […]


Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

The Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate here, is celebrating a major victory after the Paladin Integrated Management program received Milestone C approval within the Defense Acquisition System. This Materiel Development Decision moves the project from the […]


BAE Systems to Begin Production of Paladin Integrated Management

BAE Systems to Begin Production of Paladin Integrated Management

BAE Systems received a contract worth up to $688 million from the U.S. Army to begin Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) program. The PIM is a significant upgrade of the M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, restoring […]


Field Artillery completes joint exercise in United Arab Emirates

Field Artillery completes joint exercise in United Arab Emirates

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, held a 10-day exercise, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, with the host nation’s 97th Heavy Artillery Regiment, in the United Arab Emirates. The live-fire exercise tested joint capabilities for the first time between […]


First ARCHER Systems Delivered In Sweden

First ARCHER Systems Delivered In Sweden

BAE Systems delivered the first four ARCHER artillery systems to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, during a handover ceremony at the company’s Karlskoga, Sweden facility Sept. 23. BAE Systems employees and representatives from FMV and the Norwegian Defence Logistics […]


155 mm Vulcano SAL Guided Ammunition Scores Direct Hit At 33 Km Range

155 mm Vulcano SAL Guided Ammunition Scores Direct Hit At 33 Km Range

On July 12, 2013, at Alkanptan firing range in South Africa, a week of extensive test firings was completed demonstrating the precision and terminal accuracy of the Vulcano Guided Ammunition with a direct hit against a target at a range […]


Faster, More Precise Airstrikes Within Reach

Faster, More Precise Airstrikes Within Reach

Air-ground fire coordination-also known as Close Air Support or CAS-is a dangerous and difficult business. Pilots and dismounted ground agents must ensure they hit only the intended target using just voice directions and, if they’re lucky, a common paper map. […]


Fort Campbell air warriors light up Oklahoma sky with C-RAM

Fort Campbell air warriors light up Oklahoma sky with C-RAM

A loudspeaker blared “incoming, incoming, incoming” and Soldiers immediately dropped to the ground. A Counter — Rocket, Artillery and Mortar gun whirred as the weapon system tracked the threat. A four-second burst from the Gatling-type gun filled the air with […]


New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

Newly-fielded in Afghanistan, the XM1156 “Precision Guidance Kit” provides add-on precision guidance capability to the projectiles used in the M109A6 Paladin and M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer weapons systems. Artillerymen with Battery’s A and B, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment […]


 
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