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X-ROD

This program is a joint effort utilizing the combined assets of ARDEC's First Support Armaments Center and Close Combat Armament Center under the management of PM-TMAS. The program is structured to demonstrate a fire and forget, guided, boosted and "smart" tank fired kinetic energy projectile for highly accurate defeat of current and projected armor threats at ranges or at least 4km. The X-ROD projectile will extend the life to the M1A1 system, has sufficient lethality margin to counter threat improvement, and will increase the battle space available to U.S. forces of early engagement while requiring no increase in the ILS. The program is presently in development to demonstrate the guidance concept via a guide-to-hit experiment and the gun launched boosted system using unguided surrogates. The guidance technology has application to other systems such as helicopter launch air to ground and air to air missiles.


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