Surprise! An XM982 Excalibur artillery round comes knocking
An XM982 Excalibur precision-guided artillery round falls onto a well-known insurgent safe house during combat operations in the northern region of
Baghdad, May 5.
Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fired the round from their M109A6 Paladin howitzer on Camp Taji, Iraq. The event marked
the first-ever operational firing of the XM982 Excalibur projectile.