ATK Hatchet – New Bomb for US Drones

ATK, a leading US precision arms company has created a new weapon to be deployed on UAV drones.

The “Hatchet” is a 60mm laser guided JDAM bomb that can be used to perform pinpoint strikes where you want to keep collateral damage to a minimum.

The unit is small enough to be carried on the Boeing ScanEagle UAV but can be deployed on full sized strike aircraft up to the F-35. The compact size of the munition allows the MQ-9 Reaper drone to carry up to 108 of these mini-bombs in a rotary launcher.

For more information and a video of the Hatchet, check out Defensetech.org.

~ by D. Dieterle on April 22, 2012.

One Response to “ATK Hatchet – New Bomb for US Drones”

  1. […] Remote control helicopter with optics and armed with a 100 round sub-machine gun, what is not to love? Image a group of these working in tandem, or better yet, a fleet of these with Reaper drones each armed with 108 ATK Hatchet 60mm laser guided bombs. […]

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