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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

US Army fires TALON Laser Guided Rockets from Apache helicopters

TALON Laser Guided Rocket (LGR)Raytheon Company, working with the U.S. Army, successfully completed a series of TALON Laser Guided Rocket shots during recent tests.

Firing 25 rockets from both Apache D and E models, the series will help define the Army's small guided munitions requirement and acquisition strategy while also developing combat tactics, techniques and procedures for use with guided Hydra-70 rockets.

"TALON remains the lowest cost and most flexible guided rocket option for the warfighter," said Darryl Kreitman, Raytheon's TALON Laser Guided Rocket program director. "Unlike other guided rockets, TALON requires no lifecycle maintenance, does not contain the complexity of a roll bearing joint and can be purchased as a guidance kit or an all up round."

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