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by Richard Tomkins
Farnborough, England (UPI) Jul 15, 2013
A new precision-guided glide weapon for use from a variety of aerial platforms has been introduced by Textron Systems' Weapon & Sensor Systems.
The bomb, called Fury, was designed by Textron and its partner, Thales UK. It is 27 inches long, three inches in diameter, weighs 12.7 lbs. and uses a common interface for rapid integration on multiple manned and unmanned aircraft systems.
"Fury provides users a cost-effective precision-strike capability that maximizes aircraft efficiency while maintaining platform effectiveness," said Ian Walsh, Textron Systems' Weapon & Sensor Systems senior vice president and general manager.
"The new weapon applies mature technologies and provides customers an affordable capability with a low-risk, rapid integration schedule."
Textron, which unveiled the weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow, said Fury is equipped with a proven warhead and tri-mode fuzing capability. It uses a GPS-aided inertial navigation system and has a semi-active laser seeker terminal guidance capability.
In testing against stationary and moving targets, Fury had a strike accuracy of within about three feet.
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