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UK to test Paveway IV from Reaper UAV

26th March 2014 - 09:54 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Glenrothes


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering the testing of the Raytheon Paveway IV laser guided bomb on-board the RAF’s MQ-9 Reaper UAV, the company has revealed.

In line with the success of MBDA’s integration of the Dual-Mode Brimstone munition on board a Reaper in December and January in the US, Raytheon hopes to carry out similar flight testing using its Paveway IV on board the aircraft.

TJ Marsden, Raytheon chief engineer of weapon systems, told Shephard that certification and qualification of the weapon on the Reapers would be in line with similar accreditation that the company has for

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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