Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.D.24p. Low Cost Precision Kill. By 2001, develop and demonstrate innovative strapdown (non-gimballed) seekers, miniature inertial devices, control systems, microprocessor and integration technologies to produce a low cost, accurate (1m CEP) guidance and control retrofit package for the 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rocket. This will provide a stand-off range (>=6 km) capability against specified non-tank targets. In addition, a high single shot probability of hit (Phit >=0.7) against the long range target will be achieved, exceeding the current unguided 2.75-inch rocket baseline by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude, and providing a 4 to 1 increase in stowed kills at one-third the cost per kill compared to current guided missiles. This will be accomplished through a set of 6.2 funded programs and 6.3 funded demonstrations to overcome barriers such as providing a low cost, produceable strapdown mechanism for precision guidance; considerations for guidance package retrofit to current 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rockets; and stand-off range target acquisition and engagement techniques to address current free-rocket launch and flight dispersions.

Supports: Army Aviation, Apache AH-64.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Charles L. Lewis Mike Rithmire (None)
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