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AUVSI 2012: Raytheon announces successful test of Pyros

8th August 2012 - 02:01 GMT | by Darren Lake in Las Vegas

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Raytheon Missile Systems has announced the successful warhead and guidance test of its small tactical munition (STM), which has now been named Pyros.

The successful test on 18 July was an end-to-end validation of the munition including its two guidance modes (semi-active laser and GPS), the height-of-burst sensor, electronic safe and arm device and the multi-effects warhead. For the test Pyros was dropped from Raytheon's Cobra UAS.

'We're in the position now to get on somebody’s platform and go out and do operational testing,' JR Smith, senior manager business development STM, stated. 'It has matured as it has gotten smaller

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