posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 04:18 AM
New Anti-Tank Munition that Autonomously Searched, Guided And Hit Tank
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is the first company to score a direct hit for the Mid-Range Munition program. In a test firing yesterday at the Yuma
Proving Grounds, ATK's guided Kinetic Energy projectile (MRM-KE) autonomously searched for, guided to, and hit a tank more than three miles away.
During the engagement, the tank target was not visible from the projectile firing position. MRM-KE will provide the U.S. Army with overwhelming
lethality at line-of- sight and beyond-line-of-sight ranges. This precision-guided 120mm munition is designed to defeat threats with pinpoint accuracy
while minimizing collateral damage and the exposure of U.S. forces to hostile fire.
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I wonder if they will produce a shoulder launch version for troops to carry. In the modern high-tech battlefield which links UAV recon tech with
this weaponary a squad of soldiers will be able to deal any conventional armour threat, without calling in air-support, reducing the chance of that
element of of blue on blue.