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SOFIC 2015: UAS potential for Hatchet

3rd June 2015 - 12:34 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Tampa


Orbital ATK is exploring UAS applications for its Hatchet miniature precision strike weapon.

Hatchet’s compact stowage design allows for compressed carriage on all sizes of launchers, including unmanned aerial systems similar to the Shadow UAS.

‘We’ve done a bit of work on that,’ an Orbital ATK design team member, told Shephard.

‘For the most part Shadow can carry 25lb on each wing hard point, so that kind of limits the number of weapons that you could put on it. Many weapons on the market right now are about 12.5lb or heavier. That really limits you to one per

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

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