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M777 howitzer: British-developed, extremely lightweight towed 155mm howitzer, used by the U.S. Marine Corps in network-centric warfare with precision-guided munitions such as the M982 Excalibur guided shell
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- 155mm howitzer : Implemented in self-propelled or lightweight towed versions, this howitzer size, with slight variations in caliber, is the world's most common medium artillery type
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- XM982 Excalibur : Guided shell for 155mm howitzers; lower cost and more modern than the M712 Copperhead; rocket-assisted for extended range and with GPS/INS guidance
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- Future Combat Systems : An cancelled development program,including a variety of military systems, including armored fighting vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, artillery, precision guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles; was an evolutionary step in the restructuring of the United States Army and tailored to the brigade combat team organizational structure but will continue partially in the Brigade Combat Team Modernization