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Affordable precision-strike capability tested on unmanned vehicles

A GPS-guided munition was fired from a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in tests by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC). The testing consisted of three engagements using a Tiger Shark UAV equipped with an 81-millimeter mortar outfitted with General Dynamics' roll control fixed canard (RCFC) control system and an ARDEC-developed fuzing solution. All three mortars fired from a UAV at altitudes of 7,000 feet and guided to within seven meters of a GPS-identified target grid. This effort is to create a low-cost, tactical version of a GPS strike weapon for UAVs.


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