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.