Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Viper Strike Was The First Micro Missile

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Charlie Gao, National Interest: Meet the Viper Strike The First Micro Missile

How dangerous is it?

As Western militaries shift back into a conventional focus after spending more than a decade fighting insurgencies, they are bringing along some tech developed for counterinsurgency that has applications in a peer or near-peer conflict. One important innovation that is looking to change how air-to-ground support can occur is the development of a new class of “micro precision munitions”: guided rockets, bombs, and missiles that weigh around 20 kg or less. The GBU-44/B Viper Strike was one of the first of this new class of weapon. But does it have a future?

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1 comment:

G said...

Start putting letters on them