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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.


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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