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Future V-22 Weapons May Range from Lasers to Sonic Waves

Future V-22 Weapons May Range from Lasers to Sonic Waves

The Air Force and Marine Corps have for years envisioned future V-22 weapons to better aid special operators moving into and out of hostile territory aboard the tilt-rotor aircraft. The list may now include lasers. “Think traditional rockets and guns,” John “Bones” Parker, Tiltrotor Business Development manager for Boeing Co. and a former Marine aviator, told Military.com on Tuesday. “But [the services] have said, ‘Anything new, we’ll entertain’ — so you can think [lasers] and even … non-lethal-type weapons, like sonic waves or sound waves.” Parker told reporters during a Boeing media event at the company’s facilities outside Washington, D.C., that officials have tested “forward firing weapons systems mounted [on] the fuselage” such as precision-guided 2.75-inch rockets, and the tube-launched AGM-176 Griffin missile “to demonstrate that the V-22 can fire both in the forwar...

Full article: https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/03/30/future-v-22-weapons-la...

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