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Discover A Lightweight, Powerful, Precision Weapon That Is Specially Designed For Contingency Operations..!

Pyros: A Successful WarHead And Guidance Test…

  • Raytheon Company completed a successful warhead and guidance system test of its Pyros™ small tactical munition. The end-to-end test validated the weapon’s guidance modes (semi-active laser and global positioning system), its height-of-burst sensor, electronic safe and arm device, and multi-effects warhead.
  • “All systems functioned perfectly,” said Tom Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. “This test demonstrated the technical maturity of Pyros, which is designed from the ground up with small, tactical unmanned aircraft systems in mind. Our next step is to complete ongoing integration work on fielded platforms and prepare for production.” / Pyros /

A Drop From A “Cobra” UAS…/ Pyros

  • During the test, Pyros was dropped from a Raytheon Cobra unmanned aircraft in parameters closely approximating those typically seen in current contingency operations. The target simulated insurgents planting an improvised explosive device. While directly over the target, the warhead detonated at a predetermined height following inputs from the weapon’s height-of-burst sensor.
  • “The warfighter needs a lightweight, powerful, precision weapon that is designed specifically for the UAS platform. Pyros is the ideal solution,” said Bussing. / Pyros /

Pyros Offers The Warfighter Lightweight, Powerful Precision…

  • Pyros™ is Raytheon’s smallest air-launched bomb, specially designed for unmanned aircraft systems. It is lightweight, and has a high degree of maneuverability.  At only only 13-pounds (6 kg) and 22-inches (55 cm) long, Pyros is ideally suited for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as unmanned aircraft, rotary-wing scout platforms and light attack aircraft.
  • The advanced warhead of Pyros uses an advanced semi-active laser seeker to precisely engage targets while significantly reducing the risk of collateral damage.
  • There are three choices for guiding the weapon to the target: GPS coordinates, inertial navigation or laser designation. To maximize kinetic effects and lethality, there are also three options for engaging the target: height-of-burst, point-of-impact or fuze-delay detonation.
  • “The warfighter needs a lightweight, powerful, precision weapon that is designed specifically for the UAS platform. Pyros is the ideal solution.” said Tom Bussing, Raytheon’s vice president of Advanced Missile Systems. / Pyros /

(Source of Photos: Raytheon / Pyros /)


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