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Tiny bomb for Drones hits target

garymortimer (1882326) writes | more than 2 years ago

Robotics 1

garymortimer writes "“STM Phase II is ideally suited to weaponize Shadow-class unmanned aircraft systems and counterinsurgency aircraft because STM is a mature, precise and affordable weapon,” said Dr. Thomas R. Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. “STM gives warfighters flexibility because it enables them to engage moving and static targets with minimal collateral damage.”

At 13.5 pounds and 22 inches, STM is the smallest air-launched weapon in the Raytheon portfolio.

Has both GPS/INS and digital semi-active laser guidance."

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An article that actually says nothing (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | more than 2 years ago | (#39557041)

The article mentions "Small enough to be employed from the U.S. military’s common launch tube."

Wanting to know just what type of explosion or damage they were talking I figured that finding
what a "common launch tube" was would be a start.

I couldn't find any thing about the size of the launch tube mentioned, other than anything you launch
through a tube is common, like a Stinger or TOW Missile.
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/armyweapons/l/aainfantry3.htm [about.com]

There is mention of Lockheed Martin’s Scorpion Successful In Flight Test June 21st, 2010
which appears to be a glided precursor (Phase I?) to this "Small Tactical Munition"
As well as someone like me, with the same question about the launch tube description
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-181512.html [militaryphotos.net]

"It is just under two feet long, just over four inches wide and weighs under 35 pounds."
http://www.armedforces-int.com/news/lockheed-martin-scorpion-missile-test-flight.html [armedforces-int.com]

“Scorpion provides the Warfighter with a much-needed affordable solution against targets in areas
requiring low collateral damage, such as urban environments,”

FTA:
“STM gives warfighters flexibility because it enables them to engage moving and static targets
with minimal collateral damage."

Also this line:
STM Phase II is more than 2 inches shorter than the Phase I design and has foldable
fins and wings, enabling two weapons to be placed inside the U.S. military’s common launch tube.

Could be a typo and meant to read:
STM Phase II is more than 2 inches shorter than the Phase I design that has foldable
fins and wings, enabling two weapons to be placed inside the U.S. military’s common launch tube.

I could also be totally wrong as there's no information. Not just this article but all I've read,
as if it's in print to appease Raytheon stock holders.
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