Accession Number : ADD010008

Title :   Fire and Forget Missile System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Arszman,Jerrold H

Report Date : 20 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

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)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Antitank ammunition, *Guided missile warheads, Launch tubes, Manportable equipment, Guided missiles, Propulsion systems, Payload, Ballistic trajectories, Guidance, Vertical orientation, Penetration, Terminal ballistics, Antitank ammunition, Asymmetry, Drag, Spoilers, Aerodynamic control surfaces

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE