The increased use of UAVs and light aircraft is spurring development of smaller precision-attack weapons, designed to better meet payload limitations of the manned, light-strike aircraft and UAVs. Such weapons also will open new tactical dimensions for light rotorcraft, for which there is increasing demand, especially by a growing corps of special operations forces. So far, most available light scout helicopters considered for armed missions are underpowerd and lack payload capacity and only ...

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