In ballistic test vehicle flights, DAGR proved its seeker function and performance.
DAGR provides a low cost precision-strike capability, with minimal collateral damage, against troops in the open, lightly armored vehicles, rooms within a structure and other urban targets that do not require the full effect of HELLFIRE missiles.
DAGR is compatible with all HELLFIRE platforms – Predator, Reaper and Warrior UAVs; and Cobra, Apache, Seahawk, Kiowa and Tiger helicopters.
The DAGR baseline system operates and launches the same as HELLFIRE II with no platform modifications.
Laser accurate and capable of packing quite a wallop!
How accurate? Within inches of the target in this earlier test.
January 7, 2009 Coming soon to somewhere hopefully not near you. DAGR is a semi-active laser guidance kit that adapts to 2.75-inch/70mm rockets to provide guided-rocket performance comparable to that of the precision-strike laser-guided HELLFIRE II missile. DAGR is being developed by Lockheed Martin to fill the gap between unguided rockets and the HELLFIRE weapon system by providing a precision-strike, air-to-ground weapon for lightly-armored high-value targets close to civilian assets or friendly forces, while limiting collateral damage. This week saw the first live warhead ground launch test of DAGR and it maintained a perfect 12-for-12 success rate in contractor-funded flight tests. Conducted at Eglin Air Force Base, the latest test demonstrated DAGR's vehicle penetration and time-delayed fuzing when a DAGR-equipped rocket armed with a live warhead penetrated the side of a stationary vehicle before detonating inside.
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