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(WATCH) Soldiers in Afghanistan shoot off an expensive Excalibur round

(WATCH) Soldiers in Afghanistan shoot off an expensive Excalibur round Featured YouTube Soldiers fire an excalibur round

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.