- Reaction score
83,303 convertible CRV-7 rounds currently being divested.
Guided versionIn 2006 Bristol started testing a new version of the CRV7, the CRV7-PG. The weapon was introduced at Eurosatory 2006. Bristol's current owners, Magellan Aerospace, offered it for sale starting in 2007.
The PG version, for "precision guided", adds a seeker developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to the front of any version of an otherwise unmodified CRV7. The seeker uses a simple inertial guidance system through the midcourse, and homes during the terminal approach using a laser designator. Other versions offer anti-radiation seeking, or GPS guidance. The precision guided kit includes the addition of tail fins and an in-flight control system. Combining the laser seeker with the FAT warhead produces a capable long-range anti-tank missile that is faster and much less expensive than traditional platforms like the AGM-114 Hellfire.
A version of the CRV7-PG was also developed for special forces use, fired from a single tube mounted on a 6 x 6. In use, the weapon would be driven into the field and fired from behind cover, aiming at a designated location from a forward team.
- Milan Machala & Radek Doskocil , "Contemporary Trends in Development and Modernization of Rocket Systems" Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
And of course there is a Canadian carriage prototyped and tested.
The Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle is produced by Rheinmetall to support multiple mission requirements of troops in difficult terrain conditions.
The vehicle has a length of 2.95m and a base weight of approximately 750kg. Its modular design allows for carriage of 600kg easy-to-install payloads for operations on land, while its payload carrying capacity is reduced to 300kg during amphibious operations.
LG1 has a mass of 1520 kg without ammunition
C3 has a mass of 2400 kg without ammunition
And Arnold also produces this 23 round package
|AGR-20 (APKWS II)|
1)top picture: standard Hydra-70 2)bottom picture: APKWS
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||See Future and potential users|
|Mass||32 lb (15 kg)|
|Length||73.8 in (1.87 m)|
|Diameter||2.75 in (70 mm) (unfired)|
|Muzzle velocity||1,000 m/s (3,600 km/h; 2,200 mph; Mach 2.9) at max|
|Effective firing range||1,100–5,000 m (0.68–3.11 mi) (rotary wing);|
2–11 km (1.2–6.8 mi) (fixed wing)
|Maximum speed||2,425 ft/s (739 m/s)|
|Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker|
|See Launch platforms|
The AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) is a design conversion of Hydra 70 unguided rockets with a laser guidance kit to turn them into precision-guided munitions (PGMs). APKWS is approximately one-third the cost and one-third the weight of the current inventory of laser-guided weapons, has a lower yield more suitable for avoiding collateral damage, and takes one quarter of the time for ordnance personnel to load and unload.