MBDA Inc is proud to showcase the Viper-E at the 2015 Sea Air Space Conference (#SAS15). The GBU-44/B Viper-E is a 44lb., air-launched guided munition for stand-off precision attack. Currently in production, Viper-E is a low-risk, mature program that provides a turn-key precision weapon solution for fixed wing, helicopter and UAV platforms.
Being used with US Army, US Special Operations, and US Marine Corps aircraft and UAVs, the Viper-E weapon glides to the target using GPS-aided navigation and a semi-active laser seeker to attack land and sea targets with combat-proven pinpoint accuracy. Viper-E is optimized for attack profiles that require either a steep or shallow final attack angle. This flexibility allows low-collateral damage effects in both mountainous terrain or urban canyons where strict rules of engagement are in force. Its relatively small warhead size combined with laser accuracy ensures target destruction with low collateral damage in cluttered urban environments.