Netherlands Orders Raytheon Excalibur Projectile Rounds

Raytheon logoTYSONS CORNER, VA September 9, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) said the Netherlands has ordered a supply of Excalibur 1b 155mm projectile rounds from the U.S. for delivery later this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

According to the defense contractor, the GPS-guided artillery shells will be purchased as an additional item to a foreign military sales agreement already drawn up previously.

Mark Hokeness, Raytheon program director for the Excalibur platform, said Tuesday the ammunition fired from a self-propelled PzH 2000 howitzer can get up to a range of 50 kilometers.

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