Warplanes: Small, But Armed And Dangerous

Archives

June 17,2008: European firm BAE has developed a new armed UAV. The Fury is based on the earlier HERTI (High Endurance Rapid Technology Insertion) UAV. Both are medium sized aircraft, weighing about 1,500 pounds, with s 330 pound payload. Fury will be armed with the new LMM (Lightweight Multirole Missile). Weighing 29 pounds, with a range of 8 kilometers and carrying a 6.5 pound fragmentation warhead, the LMM uses laser guidance. Fury has four hardpoints, thus it could carry four HMMs. Technically, Fury could carry two Hellfire missiles. These weigh a hundred pounds each, and have 20 pound warheads (about half of which is explosives). That's three times the "bang" as the LMM, but for most targets, the smaller explosion is preferable. Moreover, most users prefer a more powerful (and heavier) load of sensors in the Fury. This UAV/missile combination is not expected to be in service for another three years, if ever (lack of sales could kill the projects).

 


Article Archive

Warplanes: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close