REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., June 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has developed and tested six government-owned critical component technologies for the Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System, or LMAMS, the service said.
The technologies were tested by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARMDEC, which ensures that state-of-the-art components exist for potential vendors, the Army said.
For LMAMS, ARMDEC officials have developed and tested the small warhead, the small electronic safety and arming device, power, the secure micro digital data link, the image stabilization/auto-tracker function and the laser ranging height for the burst sensor.
The original use for LMAMS -- a portable, man-launched loitering precision weapon -- was to target snipers or those placing improvised explosive devices, the Army said.
It can also be used to counter enemy drones and other targets a soldier can't see.
The system can fly to a specific position or be diverted with a wave-off capability to minimize collateral damage.