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Raytheon Test Fires Pike Precision-Guided Munitions; JR Smith Comments

Raytheon Test Fires Pike Precision-Guided Munitions; JR Smith Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon has completed the first fire tests for two Pike 40-millimeter precision-guided munitions at Mile High Resources in Texas.

The munitions were launched from a standard tube grenade launcher and flew more than 2,300 yards before landing within the targeted area, Raytheon said Monday.

“Pike uses a digital, semi-active laser seeker to engage both fixed and slow-moving, mid-range targets,” said J.R. Smith, Raytheon’s advanced land warfare systems director.

“In the current configuration, the warfighter will enter programmable laser codes prior to loading Pike into its launcher,“ added Smith.

Pike can also be fired from the M320 or Enhanced Grenade Launching Module, Raytheon says.

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