, a joint venture between Raytheon's Missile Systems business andLockheed Martin
Missiles and Fire Control, has demonstrated the ability of its Precision Attack Missile warhead to penetrate a fortified bunker.
The Precision Attack Missile is part of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System currently under development for the US Army's Future Combat System and the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships.
The testing was performed at the
The multi-target warhead and fuse, developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, applies advanced technology to provide diverse mission, multi-target capabilities for the non line-of-sight-launch system. It possesses a shaped-charge capability, to defeat armoured targets, and a blast fragmentation capability for use against buildings, bunkers, small boats, lightly armoured vehicles and other soft targets.
To deliver the multipurpose warhead for precision-strike targeting, the Precision Attack Missile is equipped with a dual mode seeker (imaging infrared and semi-active laser), as well as GPS and inertial guidance.