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Successful tests with precision grenade

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Excalibur artillery shells, which combines long range with high precision, made a Swedish long distance record in connection with FMV tests.

Pictures from FMV tests of the grenade Excalibur
At FMV verification tests of the Swedish-American developed Excalibur artillery shells at Älvdalen firing range recently a number of shootings was performed 46.1 km from the target.

- Despite the long distance the grenade detonated as planed. It shows that precision is exactly as good as it is meant to be, says Michael Helander, project manager at FMV.

The purpose of the tests was to verify the minimum and maximum range, but also to qualify for the new Archer artillery system.

FMV signed in December 2002 a contract with the U.S. on joint development of the Excalibur. The background was an order from the Swedish Armed Forces on the development of the capacity for precision control.

- After the scope of testing and qualification for the Archer system some parts around systems security remains. After that FMV will transmit the first order of Excalibur to the Armed Forces, says Michael Helander.

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Published: 2011-05-27 14:05. Changed: 2012-01-13 14:21. Responsible: Show e-mail address.