Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 700
Unitary Cost: USD$118,000
Also Known As: Short Range Assault Weapon Multi-Purpose Variant
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: Predator
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Predator
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Description: The Short Range Assault Weapon Multi-Purpose Variant (SRAW-MPV) is a further development of US Marine Corps' Predator anti-armor weapon intended for urban engagements. It utilizes technologies and capabilities from Predator round while adding a new multi-purpose variant blast fragmentation warhead. The SRAW-MPV changes the top-attack profile optimized for armored targets by a direct-fire mode fully compatible with launch from enclosures. The new blast fragmentation warhead can defeat urban targets such as buildings and bunkers, as well as light armored vehicles.

The LRIP I Predator rounds already delivered to the US Marine Corps and LRIP II rounds currently in production will be retrofitted with the new warhead. The modification works are expected to end later in 2004 with approximately 700 Predator rounds converted to SRAW-MPV rounds. The US Marine Corps would employ this new variant in Iraq. The SRAW-MPV direct-fire urban assault weapon development leans on lessons learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom where the urban warfare has been demonstrated prevalent in today conflicts. Lockheed-Martin expects this weapon could be selected by US Army or US allies.

SRAW-MPV Specifications

Length: 890 millimeter (35.0 inch)
Weapon Max Range: 600 meter
Weapon Min Range: 17 meter
System Weight: 9.70 kilogram
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on 10 Jun 2004
Thursday, June 10, 2004Predator to Receive new Warhead Optimized for Urban Warfare

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