THE LASER GUIDED ZUNI ROCKET IS A LOW-COST SUPERSONIC, FORWARD-FIRING, AIR LAUNCHED, LASER-GUIDED WEAPON.
The Laser Guided Zuni Rocket WGU-58/B active guidance and control system easily attaches to existing unguided 5-inch Zuni rocket motors and warheads in the field. The aircraft interface remains the same for the Laser Guided Zuni Rocket permitting rapid transition to precise attack.
Existing LAU-10 launchers each carry four Laser Guided Zuni Rockets. Aircraft equipped with the Laser Guided Zuni are able to engage two to four times the targets than other available laser guided weapons. The supersonic Laser Guided Zuni Rocket, in concert with a laser targeting pod, provides a high speed, low collateral damage attack capability, while keeping aircraft outside the range of most enemy anti-aircraft weapons.
The MBDA industry team has demonstrated successful firings against fixed and moving targets and the Laser Guided Zuni Rocket is a candidate weapon for AV-8B Harriers, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt and any aircraft that employs forward firing rockets.
The Laser Guided Zuni Rocket provides a precise air-to-ground attack capability at a low cost with minimal aircrew training requirements.