The Textron Systems’ G-CLAW (Guided Clean Area Weapon) precision guided glide weapon system incorporates tri-mode fuzing (Height of Burst, Impact, Delay) to optimize effects against a broad target set. G-CLAW is designed with modularity to support rapid incorporation of emerging technologies in guidance, seekers and warhead effects. 26kg (50lb) precision guided glide weapon can be adapted to changing mission requirements at minimum development cost. It features a GPS-aided INS with Semi-Active Laser guidance, proportional control actuation system and a 20 pound shaped charge warhead with fragmentation sleeve optimized for anti-personnel, vehicles (including light armor), watercraft and light structures.
G-CLAW can be integrated onto an array of aircraft including the Cessna Caravan and Textron AirLand Scorpion jet, as well as innovative launch systems such as the Common Launch Tube (CLT), utilizing a roll-on/roll-off Battle Management Systems (BMS). The weapon was tested at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona in October 2016. The Weapon and Sensor Systems team conducted the G-CLAW precision guided weapon flight tests from a Cessna® Caravan®. G-CLAW demonstrated successful engagement of static and moving targets within 1 meter circular error probable (CEP). G-CLAW precision guided glide weapon cost less and can be purchased in greater quantities than traditional Lockheed Martin Hellfire and Raytheon Griffin weapons for regular counter-terrorism operations against people and non-armoured vehicles.