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WATCH: Incredible footage shows Excalibur round fired from self-propelled howitzer

Photo: A screen grab from the US Army video

 

The US Army has released some amazing footage of an Excalibur round being fired from a prototype self-propelled howitzer.

The demonstration took place in March 2020 at the Yuma Proving Ground and demonstrated the advances made in extending the range and precision of artillery fire.

WATCH HERE:

High ranking army officials and members of the local and national media witnessed two separate test fires of both the Excalibur precision guided munition and the XM1113 rocket-assisted high explosive projectile from a Prototype 0 XM 1299 self-propelled howitzer.

Both Excalibur projectiles achieved a 65 kilometre precision hit, and both XM 1113 projectiles achieved a 65 kilometre range. The performance of the XM 1299, outfitted with a 58 calibre tube on a PIM chassis with loader assist, was the centrepiece of the test.

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