VIPER DEPLOYMENT: The U.S. Army is considering deploying the Viper Strike weapon system with its Hunter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as soon as possible, according to John Sundberg, deputy project manager at the Army's UAV Systems Project Office. Viper is a modified Brilliant Anti-armor (BAT) submunition featuring a semi-active laser seeker. "You laze a target like you do for ... a guided missile like a Hellfire, drop the BAT, and the BAT will go right to that spot," Sundberg says. The ...
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