Raytheon has secured a contract to continue providing Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision-guided projectiles to the US Army.

The $31.8m contract requires the company to produce and deliver 464 extended-range projectiles.

Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice-president Duane Gooden said: "There is growing demand in the international market for Excalibur’s accurate, first-round effects capability.

"Raytheon has also funded an internal development programme aimed at bringing Excalibur’s unprecedented capabilities to the maritime domain."

Developed in collaboration with BAE Systems / Bofors, the Excalibur projectile uses GPS precision guidance to offer accurate, first-round, fire-for-effect capabilities to 155mm howitzers in urban environments.

"There is growing demand in the international market for Excalibur’s accurate, first-round effects capability."

Equipped with fewer parts, the Excalibur Ib projectile has a simplified development process compared to the Excalibur Ia. It addresses the army’s objectives for improved reliability at significantly reduced costs.

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Raytheon is currently developing Excalibur N5, a 5in / 127mm variant of the standard version for the US Navy.

In May 2015, the US Army successfully fired two Excalibur Ib precision-guided, extended-range projectiles from a M109A2 / A3 howitzer to confirm that the precision round is now compatible with global artillery platforms.

Excalibur has been fielded by the US Army, the Marines, and several foreign military forces worldwide.

Image: The projectile has been fielded by the US Army, Marines and several foreign military forces worldwide. Photo: © 2015 Raytheon Company.