Textron Systems have announced the successful testing of G-CLAW, the company’s precision guided glide weapon, against moving targets.
According to a press release, the flight tests took place at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
“The Weapon & Sensor Systems team conducted the precision guided weapon flight tests from a Cessna Caravan.
The system demonstrated successful engagement of static and moving targets within 1 meter circular error probable (CEP). The weapon engaged static and moving targets by transferring navigation from a GPS-aided inertial navigation system to the Semi-Active Laser (SAL) sensor for terminal guidance.
The test results verified end-to-end guidance through successful engagement of an off-axis target greater than 2 kilometres downrange from the aircraft.”
Weapon & Sensor Systems Senior Vice President & General Manager Brian Sinkiewicz said:
“We are pleased with the test results and development progress of the G-CLAW precision guided weapon system.”
The company state that the weapon can be integrated onto an array of aircraft including the Cessna Caravan and Textron AirLand Scorpion jet, as well as innovative launch systems such as the Common Launch Tube, utilizing a roll-on/roll-off Battle Management Systems.