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New Anti-Tank Munition that Autonomously Searched, Guided And Hit Tank

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posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 04:18 AM
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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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www.spacedaily.com...

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.




posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 04:25 AM
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nice find


Us Yanks just keep getting more scary.

I'm not sure that a GI could handle a 120mm round...

Maybe when we get our power armour.



posted on Apr, 8 2004 @ 09:25 PM
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From the look of it, its a main gun round from a tank gun. Most Western tanks use 120mm main guns. What makes this thing so scarty is it gives tanks the ability to kill other tanks indirectly, without line-of-sight.



 
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