With the ability to precisely engage targets, Small Tactical Munition’s advanced warhead delivers the required effects while significantly reducing the risk of collateral damage. At only 13.5 pounds and 22 inches long, STM is the smallest air-launched weapon in the Raytheon portfolio. Designed for employment from manned and unmanned aircraft systems, STM is ideally suited for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as on unmanned aircraft, rotary-wing scout platforms and light attack aircraft.
STM enables the user to shape an attack through a simple, graphical user interface. The user can choose to guide the weapon precisely to the target using GPS coordinates, inertial navigation or laser designation. To maximize kinetic effects and lethality, the user can preselect the option to engage the target with a height-of-burst, point-of-impact or fuze-delay detonation.
STM’s light weight and high degree of maneuverability, coupled with its advanced semi-active laser seeker, enable the weapon to precisely engage moving targets.
Raytheon flight tested two STM weapons on two separate passes from a Cobra™ UAS. The GPS-INS guided the weapons to a mid-course position where the semiactive laser seeker precisely guided the weapon to the target, achieving all test objectives.
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