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AUSA 10: US Army considers Griffin for base protection

25th October 2010 - 23:07 GMT | by Andrew White in Washington, DC


The US Army's Maneuver Centre of Excellence is to conduct test firings of Raytheon's Griffin real-time attack system missile as it considers deployment of the weapon for base protection in Afghanistan, Land Warfare International has learnt.

According to industry sources, the tests will be conducted at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, within the next couple of weeks with only a handful of rounds due to be fired from a ground-based wedge launcher.

It is understood that the rounds will be GPS-designated although Griffin can normally utilise laser target designation systems to hit targets. As a ground-based weapon, Griffin has a

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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