Military Embedded Systems

TALON laser-guided rocket certified by Army on Apache helicopter


May 09, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

TUCSON, AZ. U.S. Army and Raytheon engineers finished the certification process for air worthiness release (AWR) of the TALON Laser-Guided Rocket (LGR) for use on the Apache AH-64D/E Attack helicopter. The AWR certification enables potential operational employment of the TALON weapon system on Army Apaches and Apaches that are part of international fleets.

A digital semi-active laser guidance and control kit, the TALON LGR was co-developed with the United Arab Emirates. It integrates directly on to the front of the 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets.

TALON can be integrated without hardware or software modifications to the launcher or aircraft platform and also can be fired from any aircraft that fires 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets utilizing the standard M260/261 launchers.


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