Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Army conducts TALON test

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., -- Raytheon Co., working with the U.S. Army, successfully completed a series of TALON Laser Guided Rocket shots during recent tests. Firing 25 rockets from both Apache D and E models, the series will help define the Army's small guided munitions requirement and acquisition strategy while also developing combat tactics, techniques and procedures for use with guided Hydra-70 rockets. In April 2014, TALON received Apache D/E model Air Worthiness Certification. (Source: Raytheon, 06/16/15) Eglin is home of Air Force aerial weapons development and testing.