Accession Number:

ADD010008

Title:

Fire and Forget Missile System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A lightweight, fire and forget weapon system which utilizes a man transportable shoulder fired launcher for firing a missile to a target. An impulse controlled motor delivers a programmed quantity of impulse for range control of the missile. The motor is in front of the warhead and pulls the warhead. At a predetermined time, the motor is separated from and pulls away from the payload. The payload continues in a ballistic trajectory until an asymmetric drag spoiler is deployed at a time presset at launch. The payload then continues to descend in a spiral motion imparted by the asymmetric drag device. A body fixed sensor acquires the target and provides a signal for firing the warhead. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE