Called the TALON-RWS, the system combines Raytheon’s TALON 2.75 inch rockets with L-3s Remote Weapons System, or RWS, said Bill Schorr, director of business development, integrated optical systems, L-3.
Both Raytheon and L-3’s respective parts of the system have been in existence for a number of years.
“There’s been minimal investment needed because they are both proven systems. We mount the TALON on the RWS,” Schorr added.
Raytheon’s TALON is a 2.75-inch rocket that features a digital semi-active laser guidance system that is being developed with the United Arab Emirates, said John Eagles, a Raytheon spokesman.
“Talon’s architecture and ease of employment make it a low-cost, highly precise weapon for mission in urban environments, counter insurgency and swarming boat defense missions,” Eagles said.
The precision-guided weapon could be offensive or defensive, Schorr and Eagles said.