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Specifically excluded are the following: guided missiles; naval mines and torpedoes; nuclear ammunition and included items such as warheads, warhead sections, and projectiles; guidance kits for bombs or other ammunition; and chemical ammunition (other than riot control).
63-kg warhead section uses a 'novel explosive fill and a new warhead case' to create a sustained pressure wave for use against buildings, caves and bunkers.
For the missile, there were teams for the seeker section, propulsion, the warhead section, the missile airframe and canister, the aft section, and the data link.
Aerojet produces the missile's main and precursor charges, then assembles them into the warhead section at its Socorro, N.
Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), was to demonstrate the compatibility of the Northrop Grumman-produced BAT submunition and elliptical warhead section with the MLRS.
As principal subcontractor to Raytheon on the Patriot air defense system, Martin Marietta builds the missile control, propulsion and warhead sections, guidance section structure and electronic components, and is responsible for final assembly of both the missile and launcher.
Aerojet Electronic Systems Division develops and manufacturers advanced multispectral sensor systems for airborne and space surveillance, defense and environmental meteorological programs as well as sophisticated armaments, including TOW 2B and Hellfire warhead sections and smart sensors for target-activated munitions.
After breaking apart, the remaining warhead section maneuvered extensively like a corkscrew as it approached its target and presented a much smaller target to the Patriot radar and missile guidance systems.