TALON Laser-Guided Rocket

TALON Laser-Guided Rocket

Affordable Precision

The TALON® laser-guided rocket is a low-cost, digital semi-active laser guidance and control kit that's mounted directly to the front of legacy 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets.

The weapon integrates Raytheon’s extensive experience in digital semi-active laser technology and proven history in precision air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions development and production. Its architecture and ease of employment make the TALON rocket a low-cost, high-precision weapon for missions in urban environments, counterinsurgency and swarming boat defense.

The TALON system is certified for use on U.S. Army Apache helicopters and Apaches in international fleets that need an affordable upgrade to the Hydra-70 rocket.

The United Arab Emirates is looking at a major firepower upgrade for its NIMR armored vehicle, as Raytheon and Abu Dhabi-based NIMR Automotive outfit the rugged six-wheeler with the TALON rocket, previously found only on helicopters and other aircraft.

TALON® guidance system

A NIMR armored vehicle fires a rocket equipped with the TALON® guidance system in this artist's illustration. Raytheon is working to integrate the weapon onto the NIMR, with support from NIMR Automotive, one of the company's many international partners.


  • The TALON laser-guided rocket was co-developed with the United Arab Emirates.
  • It's fully compatible with existing airborne and ground laser designators.
  • Requiring no hardware or software modifications to the launcher or aircraft platform, the system can be deployed from any aircraft that fires 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets using the standard M260/261 launchers.

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