XM 982 EXTENDED RANGE PROJECTILE
The XM982 Extended Range Projectile is jointly developed by Raytheon TI Systems' [RTIS] (Guidance and navigation systems), Primex (Projectile design and manufacturing), and KDI (Fuzing) to deliver a state-of-the-art, high performance, extended range weapon which will result in substantial savings to the U.S. Army. Weapons to be equipped include the towed M198 and XM777 (Joint Light Weight), and the M109A6 Paladin and XM2001 Crusader self-propelled howitzers (SPHs).
The projective features include:
- Low cost per kill.
- Survivability is increased by allowing greater stand-off from threats and faster defeat of potential threats.
- Extended Range 155mm Artillery Projectile.
Nonballistic flight path.
Achieves a range of at least 37km when fired from 39-caliber howitzers.
Achieves a range of at least 47km when fired from the 52-caliber ordnance fitted to the XM2001 Crusader.
- Fire-and-Forget GPS/INS (global positioning system/inertial navagation system) Guidance.
- Modular Payload
64 XM85 DPICMs
2 SADARMs (Sense and Destroy Armor)
- Modular Design
XM982 has the same guidance and tail sections for all three warhead options.
Also uses the same technology with the GPS receiver and guidance package that is used on the
XM171 ERGM Program.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Tuesday, December 15, 1998 5:32:16 PM