Textron‘s systems business has tested a lightweight precision guided glide munition against moving targets during a flight test at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
Textron said Monday that its weapon and sensor systems team recorded 23.8 flight hours for the Fury weapon between captive carriage, survey flights and weapon releases from unmanned aircraft systems.
The company performed a total of 13 flight tests and noted that two of the tests involved the use of its Shadow tactical UAS platform at an altitude of 8,000 feet and nearly one mile away from a moving target.
Fury is built with tri-mode fuzing, global positioning system-assisted inertial navigation and semi-active laser terminal guidance systems designed to engage various target sets such as static and moving light armored vehicles, small boats and dismounted personnel.
“Based on the results achieved during Fury flight testing, we are pleased with the development progress of the Fury lightweight precision guided munition,” said Brian Sinkiewicz, senior vice president and general manager of Textron’s weapon and sensor systems unit.