(AW) The Spear 3’s small size would allow it to be quad-packed into vertical launchers such as Lockheed Martin’s Mk. 41. The U.K. wants to be able to carry eight in the internal bay of the F-35B Lightning II. U.K. program is close to delivering a new generation of air-launched weapons for the Joint Strike Fighter A project to arm the U.K.’s Joint Strike Fighter force with a new, indigenous, small-diameter, precision-guided munition is advancing and could also form the basis for a surface-launched weapon for naval vessels and land operations.

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