Thales and Textron Systems announced today the testing of the Fury lightweight precision guided glide weapon from the Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system against static vehicle targets.
Produced with Textron Systems, the Fury is built on the technology used in the Thales UK LMM (Lightweight Multirole Missile) and is the latest addition to the LMM family.
The Fury was tested from a Shadow aircraft at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona in late April. During the testing, the Fury was released from 8,000 feet altitude, conducted a global positioning system- guided fly-out maneuver and transitioned to the semi-active laser guided terminal engagement, directly striking a static vehicle target.
The Fury weapon uses a standard interface for a widely used launcher type. The weapon’s tri-mode fuzing – impact, height of burst and delay – further enables a single Fury to address a broad target set. The precision weapon Fury is guided by a global positioning system-aided inertial navigation unit system with a semi-active laser seeker terminal guidance capability.
Thales and Textron Systems began development of the Fury weapon system in 2014. The team will co-market and produce the system for US domestic and international markets.