Small Smart Weapon

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Small Smart Weapon
Type Air-to-surface
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by CIA
Production history
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Specifications
Weight 35 pounds (15.88 kg)
Length 21.5 inches (55 cm)[1]
Diameter 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)[2]
Warhead BattleAxe warhead

Operational
range
10 nautical miles (12 mi)
Guidance
system
Semi-active laser homing
millimeter wave radar seeker
shortwave infrared
millimeter wave
Launch
platform
MQ-1 Predator

Small Smart Weapon or Scorpion missile is a new generation small American missile manufactured by Lockheed Martin. It is 21 inches (53 cm) long, weighs 35 pounds (16 kg), is approximately the diameter of a coffee cup and can be fitted with four different types of guidance systems. It is being used by CIA in Drone attacks in Pakistan in an effort to minimize collateral damage.[1] The Scorpion was a candidate to arm the U.S. Marine Corps' KC-130J Harvest Hawk, but the GBU-44/B Viper Strike bomb and AGM-176 Griffin missile were selected instead.[3]

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