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Dubai Airshow 2011: Talon rocket ready for production

15th November 2011 - 15:04 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dubai, UAE


Raytheon and partners Emirates Advanced Investments have declared the Talon laser-guided rocket ready for production.

The declaration, made at the Dubai Airshow, follows an operational demonstration of the weapon carried out in the UAE in October.

During the trials, completed on a test range, the rocket was fired at and successfully hit static and moving targets. The consortium says that the demonstration met all of their objectives and 'marked the final step leading to production of the weapon'.

The Talon is a laser-guidance kit, which fits onto the front of a standard 70mm (2.75in) Hydra unguided rocket. On the front

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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