VIPER STRIKE (GBU-44/B) IS A TURN-KEY PRECISION WEAPON SOLUTION
Viper Strike’s GPS Inertial Navigation System (INS) combined with Semi-Active laser (SAL) guidance provides positive control until impact. It allows the weapon to be launched covertly from safe altitudes and stand-off ranges outside of point defenses yet achieve pinpoint accuracy. GPS/INS navigation provides accurate mid-course guidance to the target area allowing for final SAL guidance.
Viper Strike’s dual mode guidance and agility provide a high degree of operational flexibility. The weapon can be released in poor weather yet retain laser precision from man-in-the-loop targeting by laser designation as the Viper-E approaches the target. Viper-E is compatible with any NATO standard laser designator, either from the air, from the sea or from ground forces. Viper-E II is a spiral improvement on the weapon and includes an all-weather, high precision GPS-only targeting option and a datalink to receive in-flight updates for attacking mobile targets.