Raytheon Awarded $31 Million Excalibur Contract

The U.S. Marine Corps prepares an Excalibur 155 mm projectile round on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, while conducting fire missions. Photo courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps.

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $31,134,623 contract modification from the U.S. Army to procure more Excalibur Ib projectiles. The work will be performed in Anniston, as well as several other company locations.

The Excalibur projectile is a precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of less than two meters from the target. It provides accurate first-round effects at all ranges and in all weather conditions, as well as extending the reach of .39-caliber artillery and .52-caliber artillery.

The projectile is also compatible with multiple gun systems and howitzers. There are multiple variants developed by Raytheon Missiles & Defense and BAE Systems Bofor and it is currently being used in the field.

This latest contract modification is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2023.

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