Thursday, September 18, 2014

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon: Textron's Guided Clean Area Weapon has successfully completed a live-fire demonstration at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

G-CLAW, which utilizes GPS navigation, is a weapon that glides down onto its target with a parachute, explodes in air and showers bomb fragments over a wide area.

The fragmenting warhead is scalable for use against personnel and armor.

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems said that a demonstration G-CLAW, dropped by a Cessna Caravan from an altitude of 10,000 feet and exploded within four yards of the designation spot, validated its guidance, warhead and fusing capability.