This program is a joint effort utilizing the combined assets of ARDEC's First Support
Armaments Center and Close Combat Armament Center under the management of PM-TMAS.
The program is structured to demonstrate a fire and forget, guided, boosted and "smart" tank
fired kinetic energy projectile for highly accurate defeat of current and projected armor threats at
ranges or at least 4km. The X-ROD projectile will extend the life to the M1A1 system, has
sufficient lethality margin to counter threat improvement, and will increase the battle space
available to U.S. forces of early engagement while requiring no increase in the ILS. The program
is presently in development to demonstrate the guidance concept via a guide-to-hit experiment
and the gun launched boosted system using unguided surrogates. The guidance technology has
application to other systems such as helicopter launch air to ground and air to air missiles.
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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, September 12, 1998 6:35:55 AM