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Sraw
FGM-172 SRAW
Country of origin

United States

Manufacturer(s)

Lockheed Martin

Designer(s)

Lockheed Martin / IMI

Year(s) designed

2002

Production began

2003

Production ended

Present

Weapon type

Anti Tank Launcher

Caliber

139mm guided rockets

Overall length

70.5 cm

Weight

21 lb

Width

14 cm

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

single shot

Maximum effective range

600m

Used by

USMC

The FGM-172 SRAW (Short Range Assault Weapon) also known as the Predator SRAW, is a lightweight, short range Anti-Tank missile launcher produced by Lockheed Martin. It is designed to complement the longer-ranged Javelin Anti-Tank launcher. The SRAW was designed to replace the AT4, and it has longer range and is much more powerful.


Design DetailsEdit

The SRAW is a fire and forget missile. It uses a pre-launch system to guide itself towards its target. The gunner tracks the target for three seconds, and the launcher knows the speed and direction of its target. It combines this with the missile's flight performance to calculate where the missile would be when it reaches the target. A second laser guidance system keeps the missile on track. The missile overflies its target, and the laser system tells the warhead when to detonate over the target. The SRAW can also be used as a flattened trajectory, unguided line of sight weapon that detonates on impact.

AmmunitionEdit

The SRAW uses 139mm guided rockets.

VariantsEdit

The FGM-172A uses a downward-firing top attack warhead activated by a dual sensor fuse. This variant is used as an anti-armor weapon.

The FGM-172B features a blast-fragmentation warhead that is best used as anti personnel assault weapon. This variant is also known as the FGM-172B SRAW MPV.

The Kestrel was a British SRAW used in the NLAW test. It failed to the MBT LAW.


ReferencesEdit

Wikipedia

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