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US testing M1156 Precision guided fuse for artillery shells.


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This looks to be operational acceptance testing, with the X coming off the designation for the shell.


Pretty freaking nifty capeability.  Most of the shells tend to hit within 10m at any range.  Pretty damned good for artillery.


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Getting within 50 meters on a second round correction was always a goal with regular artillery rounds, but this is pretty cool. Being just a bolt on package, it's much cheaper than task specific built rounds.


Not really a new trend though, the US has had the M898, M712, and M982 in the inventory for a while. 


M982 is also GPS guided with an  error probability of 5 to 20 meters. 

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