Systems will develop and certify its Guided Clean Area Weapon ( ) to integrate with the Common Launch Tube, under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Special Operations Command ( ). According to the company’s senior vice president and general manager Ellen Lord, the integration of the unitary system into the US common launch tube could bring capabilities and performance to multiple new aircraft platforms for the gamut of irregular warfare missions.
Under this integration plan the company will complete the weapon’s certification and conduct follow-on tests to include weapon delivery fromDragon Spear.
The final demonstration will include an ‘end-to-end’ live fire demonstration of the weapon. The G-is designed for flexible integration into tactical munitions dispensers, as well as from unmanned aircraft platforms.
“Our G-CLAW allows users to shape the attack over a broad area, and to achieve precision effects using GPS targeting and a powerful warhead,” Lord said, adding the weapons incorporate multiple, redundant safety features, including self-destruct and self-neutralization mechanisms, to eradicate the threat of UXO.