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Laser Guided AT4 Tested    General Military Discussion

Started 2-Jun by gatnerd; 564 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

2-Jun

Along with the laser guided Carl Gustaf round we've discussed in the past, it seems they are working on a disposable laser guided AT4.

The AT4 is promising because while only certain units run Carl's, a disposable AT4 could allow potentially any infantry unit to field a laser guided munition if needed.

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/01/saab-raytheon-demonstrate-new-guided-munition-for-us-army/

On November 5 2020, Saab and Raytheon Missiles & Defense fired GMM for the first time with live warheads. The munition was fired from both the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle and an adaption of an AT4 disposable launcher.

hobbes154

From: hobbes154

10-Jun

Interesting it looks like a rocket/missile but they are firing it from recoilless rifle tubes. No reason you can't do that I suppose. 

taschoene

From: taschoene

10-Jun

Not sure if the website has been linked before:

https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/guided-carl-gustaf-munition

There is a video that shows the launch process.  It looks like there is a small ejection charge section that kicks the missile out of the tube and then detaches before the missile's main motor fires a few meters past the muzzle.

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