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Martin Marietta Laser Guided Seeker

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
BAe offered the highly supersonic Sabre, based on the Rapier SAM airframe with a laser seeker. Bill Gunston suggests the seeker was by Martin Marietta and related to the Copperhead seeker.
Bill Gunston was right. According to this USAF card, the laser-guided Seeker was indeed a Martin Marietta product:
  • TEST PLAN, SLED TEST OF CLOSE AIR SUPPORT MISSILE LASER GUIDED SEEKER, AUG 72
  • TEST PLAN, TEST OF CLOSE AIR SUPPORT MISSILE TASK 02 LASER GUIDED SEEKER, JUL 73
  • FINAL REPORT FOR CLOSE AIR SUPPORT MISSILE SLED TEST FOR MARTIN MARIETTA SEEKER, FEB 74
http://airforcehistoryindex.org/data/001/070/447.xml
 
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