TALON Laser-Guided Rocket Completes Key Milestone
Raytheon has successfully completed additional testing of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket on the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter.
The precision rocket achieved seven direct hits, resulting in TALON meeting or exceeding all Raytheon test objectives. The tests included firing from hovering and moving platforms, as well as the ability to engage targets from short (1.2 km/.74 miles) to long (6.0 km/3.7 miles) ranges.
- Uses current fielded laser designator fire control systems
- Requires no hardware change for aircraft integration
- Easy to use and train on
- Increased reliability and longer shelf life
- Modular nature allows for growth
The TALON system is being developed by Raytheon and Emirates Advanced Investment Group under a cooperative development effort.