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    70 kilometer precision-guided artillery shot at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

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    YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ, UNITED STATES

    12.19.2020

    Video by Lance Cpl. Katherine Cottingham 

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    The first successful test of a 70 km (43 miles) shot with a precision-guided munition took place on December 19, 2020 at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.

    The live fire demonstration used the Excalibur projectile and was the culmination of a campaign of learning on multiple systems.

    “Not only did the test show the design robustness of a current fielded projectile to demonstrate lethality at extended ranges, it did so while maintaining accuracy, marking a major milestone in support of (Long Range Precision Fires) objectives of achieving overmatch artillery capability in 2023,” said Col. Anthony Gibbs, Project Manager for Combat Ammunition Systems.

    Providing longer range than that of potential adversaries, is a significant combat multiple for maneuver commanders and the Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team (LRPF-CFT) was established to tackle that objective. Their mission includes increasing lethality, improving rates of fire, and enabling deep fires to shape the battlefield and set conditions for the brigade combat team close fight.

    Multiple efforts including new propellant charges, an Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) system, multiple projectiles with varying capabilities, and target identification and tracking systems, are under development to increase range and reduce the time from target identification to effects on target.

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 12.19.2020
    Date Posted: 12.23.2020 10:47
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 778088
    VIRIN: 201219-A-GD000-001
    Filename: DOD_108115260
    Length: 00:02:05
    Location: YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ, US 

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