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Raytheon to Upgrade Army Field Artillery System

Raytheon to Upgrade Army Field Artillery System

Raytheon Company has received an $81 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop and produce a new version of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). It will provide general and fires command and control capabilities to ground […]


Computer simulations created to train Soldiers on howitzers

Computer simulations created to train Soldiers on howitzers

Two Soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer. The new trainer will aid Soldiers and Marines by providing an interactive review of […]


Lockheed Martin to Upgrade MLRS M270A1 Launchers

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade MLRS M270A1 Launchers

Lockheed Martin received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers. […]


US Marines Fire Excalibur from Record Range In Afghanistan

US Marines Fire Excalibur from Record Range In Afghanistan

The U.S. Marine Corps successfully fired two Raytheon Company (RTN) Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a range of 36 kilometers (22.3 statute miles) in theater. These shots mark the longest distance the Excalibur round has been fired in combat […]


Afghan artillery fires first operational rounds

Afghan artillery fires first operational rounds

Afghan National Army field artillery lit the night sky for the first time ever in eastern Paktika province last week, as a newly emplaced howitzer battery became tactically operational. Part of the expanding arsenal of Afghan National Security Forces in […]


GD Awarded Contracts for 120mm Tank and Artillery Ammunition

GD Awarded Contracts for 120mm Tank and Artillery Ammunition

The U.S. Army Contracting Commands, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., and Rock Island, Ill., have awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), three contracts with a total value of $97 million for the manufacture […]


Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems. The M777 artillery system was created by BAE to replace the M198, an artillery system Anniston Army […]


101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

An often under-appreciated aspect of equipment upgrades is the need for revised technical manuals, which are critically important because they provide Soldiers with the procedures to troubleshoot and repair life-saving equipment in the field. To ensure that Picatinny’s new digitized […]


Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer

Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer

Excalibur will give G6 users precision artillery capability Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has fired four Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from the Denel-manufactured G6 self-propelled howitzer as part of a field trial demonstration. Multiple rounds of the combat-proven Excalibur successfully […]


 
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