small, lightweight, tactical munition
Pyros® is our smallest air-launched bomb, proven through government testing to be extremely effective against typical insurgent targets. It's lightweight and has a high degree of maneuverability. At only 12 pounds and 22 inches long, Pyros is ideally suited for applications where weight is a critical factor, such as small unmanned aircraft, rotary-wing scout platforms, light attack aircraft and special mission aircraft.
Pyros Small Tactical Munition warhead flight test
Pyros features an advanced semi-active laser seeker and a specially designed multi-effects warhead to precisely engage targets, while significantly reducing the risk of collateral damage.
The weapon uses a global positioning system and inertial navigation or laser designation to guide itself to the target. To maximize kinetic effects and lethality, three fuzing options can be employed to engage the target: height-of-burst, point-of-impact or fuze-delay detonation.
"The warfighter needs a lightweight, powerful, precision weapon that is designed specifically for the UAS platform. Pyros is the ideal solution." said Dr. Tom Bussing, vice president of Raytheon's Advanced Missile Systems product line.