Small Smart Weapon
|Small Smart Weapon|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Weight||35 pounds (15.88 kg)|
|Length||21.5 inches (55 cm)|
|Diameter||4.25 inches (10.8 cm)|
|10 nautical miles (12 mi)|
|Semi-active laser homing
millimeter wave radar seeker
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. 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.
- Warrick, Joby; Finn, Peter (April 26, 2010). "Amid outrage over civilian deaths in Pakistan, CIA turns to smaller missiles". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
- "Scorpion Small Smart Weapon" (PDF). National Defense Industrial Association. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
- Lockheed Martin Develops a Lightweight Precision Weapon for Tactical UAVs - Defense-Update.com, 1 May 2012
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