Weapon & Sensor Systems successfully tested the ‘ ’ lightweight precision-guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The test marked the completion of the weapon’s development testing.
The test series included 13test flights that accumulated a total of 23.8 flight hours between captive carriage, survey flights and ten weapon releases from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Two tests were conducted from ’ own Tactical UAS at an altitude of 8,000 feet and a 1.5 kilometer standoff against a moving target. Both munitions successfully impacted the target. These results demonstrate end-to-end testing of the weapon and improve both system maturity and Technology Readiness Level (TRL).
The Fury weapon uses a common interface for rapid integration on multiple manned and unmanned platforms. The weapon’s tri-mode fuzing – impact, height of burst and delay – further enables a single Fury to address a broad target set, ranging from static and moving light armored vehicles to small boats and dismounted personnel. Fury is guided by a GPS-aided inertial navigation system with a Semi-Active Laser terminal guidance, enabling engagement of moving targets.