Russian air defenses has successfully intercepted an American-made M982 Excalibur extended range guided artillery round that was fired by Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near the settlement of Miropolye in the Sumy region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said on November 27.
“An Excalibur guided artillery shell was intercepted near the settlement of Miropolye in the Sumy region,” the spokesman said.
Lt. Gen. Konashenkov didn’t specify what air defense system was used to shot down the guided artillery round, or provide footage of the interception.
The Excalibur round, which was jointly developed by BAE Systems and Raytheon, has a circular error probable of less than 4 meters. This high accuracy is achieved via a GPS-aided inertial navigation system.
The round can be fired from several 155 mm howitzers which were supplied to the AFU by NATO states after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, including the self-propelled PzH 2000 and AHS Krab as well as the towed M777.
The United States and Canada supplied the AFU with hundreds of Excalibur rounds over the last few months to boost its fire power.
Despite of its high accuracy, the Excalibur round has some issues. A single round could cost as much as $112,000. In addition, the round’s guidance system dependence on GPS makes it vulnerable to signal jamming.
So far, there have been no clear data on the success rate of Excalibur rounds in Ukraine. The ability to neutralize these expensive guided rounds with air defense fire would be a major breakthrough, if confirmed.
The question is if it’s economical to take out a guided artillery shell with an air defense missile.
Its depend on the target…if the excalibur is going to hit an special target like a command centre or radar…its economical to destroy it even if have to use a S-400..
It’s not your average artillery shell either, not even your average guided artillery shell either. But the fact they manage to intercept it is impressive. What’s surprising is the Ukrainians having GPS signal.
it would have been the Russian Pantsir air defense system and it would have been intercepted NOT BY THE MISSILE but by the Two dual 2A38M 30 mm (1.2 in) autocannon guns of the Pantsir they would NOT USE a missile to intercept an artillery round that is what the Two dual 2A38M 30 mm (1.2 in) autocannon guns are for as well as a backup to the missiles against aircraft. =Z=
Intercept = to come close to. Yet NOT to shoot-down: it is strictly impossible to shoot-down an artilelry round. Even a supersonic ballistic missile it isn’t actually possible to shoot-down.
“…Lt. Gen. Konashenkov didn’t specify what air defense system was used to shot down the guided artillery round…”
Intercepted = intercepted, as in, struck, nailed it, shot it down, eliminated it….
There are so many layers of wrong there it’s actually hard to know where to start unravelling that.
A single round EXCALIBUR cost $68,000, which is considerably cheaper than the $150,000 rocket HIMARS.
Ihor, you must be the Ukrainian champion mathlete! Keep jumping, it’s going to be a long winter with no electricity and no heat!
Ukrainians don’t care as long as the American taxpayers pay for it
Europe has opened the wallet also, but the tax payer will pay for it all sponsoring terrorism.
And American tax payer ares so fool and anti-russian that they are willing to pay whatever (in the name of God) to stop russian (the Evil in Earth ).
Distort GPS signal
LOL! SF believe in every lie.
Radar with Doppler resolution should be sufficient (theoretically) to intercept inert projectile (provided that the correct interception firing resolution can be plotted with available munitions).
Exactly this is the catch: correct interception firing resolution can be plotted with available munitions). Russians have such munitions and can make the two hitting each other!
NATO can not protect is teritorry from an old huge soviet drone from the ’60s! 🤣😂
would be good when intercepted and captured intact for analysis…
We’re getting so close to civil breakdown and unrest in the U.S over their involvement in this war, just keep wasting american taxpayer dollars and before long the U.S will be forced to address other more immediate problems.
This is printed money used abroad so US taxpayers are safe. Not to mention American war industry is providing millions of jobs for Americans.
They are not printed just nombers on screens. And 90% returned to USA democraps billionaires via Sam Bankman Fried scheme, multiplied 100 Times from nothing, pure lies. So it is worse for Americans. Keeping them busy for nothing is not jobs is pure idiotic slavery.
When Biden, Obama, the Klingons, sorry the Clintons, Pelosi, Nuland-Kagan et’al are dangling at the end of the rope, you know then, the American people have rescued their nation from Ju-Satan-istan.
You are so full of shitttt , the civilized people of the globe don’t care what it cost to destroy the terrorist Russian federation wasteland.
Well the problem is that this round is cheeper and can be probably produces faster then anti air missiles. So if russia shoot them down with missiles it is a net win to the us.
We do not know how they shot it down. I think is something like the Phalanx system but I might be wrong.
What happened to the lazer systems of russia would those not be good to shoot this stuff down without wasting ammo.
Ha ha ha lasers Russia , dream on pal.
More BS for the Russian trash populace. Russia can’t even hit a himar BUT they will hit rock bottom soon enough EH.