Textron [TXT] successfully tested the G-CLAW, a precision-guided glide weapon, against moving targets in a flight test, the company said Tuesday.
The flight tests occurred in Oct. 2016 at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
The G-CLAW is a 50 pound glide munition that contains a 20-pound warhead for both anti-personnel and anti-material targets. It is also compatible with the Common Launch Tube and incorporates tri-mode fuzing (height of burst, impact, delay).
Textron’s weapons and sensor systems business sector team launched the G-CLAW from a Cessna Caravan aircraft. The system demonstrated a successful engagement of static and moving targets within a one meter circular error probable, Textron said. It engaged both stationary and moving targets by transferring navigation from a GPS-aided inertial navigation system to the Semi-Active Laser sensor for terminal guidance.
The company said the overall test results verified end-to-end guidance with successful engagement of an off-axis target greater than 0.6 miles downrange from the G-CLAW.
“We are pleased with the test results and development progress of the G-CLAW precision guided weapon system,” Brian Sinkiewicz, senior vice president and general manager of Textron’s weapon and sensor systems business sector, said in a statement.