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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Raytheon thinking big by developing tiny missiles

Pike laser-guided munitionThey’re not shooting precision-guided bullets — yet.

But Raytheon may be the closest yet, with a tiny guided missile a soldier can launch from a rifle-mounted grenade launcher.

Meet the Pike, a 17-inch-long, laser-guided munition that Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is developing on its own dime in hopes the U.S. Army and perhaps other allied armies will buy it.

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