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U.S. sends its most accurate artillery shell to Ukraine

September 8, 2022 - The Pentagon has sent Ukraine its most accurate artillery shell, the GPS-guided M982 Excalibur, to help defend against Russia’s invasion. The shell has range of 40.5km and can hit within two metres.

A plan to replenish the U.S. stock of Excaliburs acknowledges for the first time that the Pentagon has been supplying Ukrainian forces with the shell, according to Bloomberg.

Used in 155mm howitzers –- the Army’s workhorse field artillery – the projectile was co-developed by Raytheon Missiles and Defense and BAE Systems Bofor. The precision-guided Excalibur lets battlefield commanders zero in on targets more precisely, Bloomberg said.

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PUBLISHED: 08/09/2022; STORY: Graphic News
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