Clean Lightweight Area Weapon
The CLAW smart munition introduced by Textron Systems is a new
air-to-ground weapon optimized to defeat soft, widely dispersed targets.
(Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material). The 64 lb CLAW uses
blast-fragmentation-incendiary effect covering the footprint of a 1,000
lbs cluster bomb. CLAW explodes above the ground level, but does not
disperse submunitions of any kind, thus leaving a clean battlefield and
eliminating collateral damage from unexploded bombs. CLAW is designed as
an insensitive munition and by using deactivation fuze, it is renders
harmless within minutes after delivery. CLAW can be designed for
carriage by UAVs, tactical munitions dispensers, cruise missiles and
glide weapons and guided rockets.