Raytheon’s Pyros small tactical munition on display at AUSA 2014

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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Raytheon at AUSA 2014
 
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:18 PM
 
Raytheon’s Pyros small tactical munition on display at AUSA 2014
At AUSA 2014 (Association of United States Army) Annual Meeting currently taking place in Washington D.C., visitors can see on the Raytheon booth a full scale model of the Pyros small tactical munition.
     
Raytheon Pyros Small Tactical Munition at AUSA 2014
     
Pyros is Raytheon’s smallest air-launched bomb, specially designed for unmanned aircraft systems. It is lightweight, and has a high degree of maneuverability. At only 13-pounds (6 kg) and 22-inches (55 cm) long, Pyros is ideally suited for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as unmanned aircraft, rotary-wing scout platforms and light attack aircraft.

The advanced warhead of Pyros uses an advanced semi-active laser seeker to precisely engage targets while significantly reducing the risk of collateral damage.

There are three choices for guiding the weapon to the target: GPS coordinates, inertial navigation or laser designation. To maximize kinetic effects and lethality, there are also three options for engaging the target: height-of-burst, point-of-impact or fuze-delay detonation.

Raytheon is currently conducting trials of Pyros with the US Army and US Navy.
 

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