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TALON Laser Guided Rocket (LGR)

TALON Laser-Guided Rocket (LGR)

Affordable Precision

TALON™ is a low-cost, digital semi-active laser guidance and control kit that is mounted directly to the front of legacy 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets.

The weapon integrates Raytheon’s extensive experience in digital semiactive laser technology and proven history in precision air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions development and production. TALON’s architecture and ease of employment make it a low-cost, highly-precise weapon for missions in urban environments, counterinsurgency and swarming boat defense missions.

Talon Laser-Guided Rocket
Talon Laser-Guided Rocket

TALON is certified for use on U.S. Army Apache helicopters and Apaches in international fleets needing an affordable upgrade to the the Hydra-70 rocket.

The United Arab Emirates-made NIMR armored vehicle is looking at a major firepower upgrade as Raytheon Company and Abu Dhabi-based NIMR Automotive outfit the rugged six-wheeler with TALON, previously found only on helicopters and other aircraft.

A NIMR armored vehicle fires a rocket equipped with the TALON guidance system.
A NIMR armored vehicle fires a rocket equipped with the TALON guidance system in this artist's illustration. Raytheon is working to integrate TALON onto the NIMR with support from partner firm NIMR Automotive, one of Raytheon's many international partners.


  • TALON was codeveloped with the United Arab Emirates.
  • TALON is fully compatible with existing airborne and ground laser designators.
  • TALON requires no hardware or software modifications to the launcher or aircraft platform and can be deployed from any aircraft that fires 2.75-inch Hydra-70 unguided rockets using the standard M260/261 launchers.

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