The increased range of Saber's boosted, ballistic trajectory
flight path reduces the time from gun-launch to impact and supports the expanded responsibilities of Brigade Combat Teams.
Draper Laboratory, and Custom Analytical Engineering Services (CAES) successfully conducted a challenging short-range, unboosted, guided flight test of ATK's ballistic trajectory
extended range munition (BTERM) in support of the Navy's extended range munition (ERM) requirement.
In May 2004, ATK's Ballistic Trajectory
Extended Range Munition (B-TERM II) was selected by the U.
ATK's (Alliant Techsystems) Ballistic Trajectory
Extended Range Munition (BTERM) II, an extension of the earlier Autonomous Naval Support Round (ANSR), captured the highly competitive award for development of the Navy five-inch Extended Range Munition (ERM).
The objectives for each test were fully satisfied as were all the system performance objectives established for the 17-month Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition (BTERM) technology demonstration program.
Guidance for ANSR's ballistic trajectory approach, which differs from the boost-glide trajectory used in other precision projectile programs, was provided by the Low-Cost Guidance Electronics Unit (LCGEU), a Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) guidance system developed for the Navy and modified for ANSR/BTERM by The C.
The mission, monitored by the Boeing GMD team, flew a ballistic trajectory
over the Pacific Ocean, reaching an altitude of approximately 1,165 miles and traveling about 3,300 miles down range from the launch site.
During a test conducted July 10 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition (BTERM) completed its first boosted guided flight test.
It employs a high-speed ballistic trajectory with a GPS/INS guidance solution to provide the U.
It flew a ballistic trajectory
over the Pacific Ocean, reaching an altitude of approximately 1,125 miles and traveling about 3,500 miles down range from the launch site.
The missile, which flew a ballistic trajectory
, was launched from an MLRS M270 launcher.