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When it comes to war, field artillery can end things quickly, with a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) taking out an entire grid square in only a matter of minutes.
The MRLS will not only destroy the enemy, but it will also take out every building nearby; in war, eliminating collateral damage is key.
The Excalibur round is a relatively new field artillery shell that is GPS-guided to limit collateral damage. In doing so, it can focus on a specific spot and be directed directly toward the enemy.
At about $70,000 per unit, it definitely shouldn’t be shot like a standard bullet. But it is a great asset to use when looking to blow up a building or bunker, not an entire city.