Raytheon announced that it test fired its Excalibur N5 munition for the US Navy (USN) last year at Yuma Proving Grounds, and the service is now analysing the data to determine how to proceed.
John Hobday, with Raytheon missile systems, briefed reporters on 6 May about a September 2018 Excalibur N5 test for the USN. During the event, the company fired six Excalibur N5 rounds including their short-, mid- and long-range capabilities.
“They are evaluating where they stand on it,” Hobday said. “We performed the demonstration and provided the navy with all the necessary information, from our end, in terms of cost and [production] lines.”