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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Netherlands orders Raytheon Excalibur Ib precision munitions, becomes second European customer

Excalibur Ib artillery roundThe Netherlands Ministry of Defense is adding Raytheon Company's Excalibur Ib artillery rounds to its arsenal under a previously announced foreign military sales agreement, underscoring growing international interest in the precision-guided projectile.

The Netherlands is the second Excalibur lb customer in Europe after Sweden, the U.S. government's development partner for the 155 mm round. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year.

"When fired from the Dutch PzH 2000 artillery system, Excalibur can fly up to 50 kilometers, score a direct hit and deliver lethal effects in all types of weather and battlefield conditions," said Mark Hokeness, Raytheon's Excalibur program director.

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