According to a Raytheon release, the defense company successfully tested the Pike 40 mm precision-guided munition at a firing range in Texas. The Pike, according to the release, is a 40mm laser semi-guided missile that can be fired from your average 40mm grenade launcher. During the test, two Pike missiles hit their target areas more than 2,000 yards away from where they were fired.
For comparison, the standard issue M203 40mm grenade launcher has a range of around 150 yards.
The Pike weighs under two pounds and is a little over a foot long. According to Raytheon, the missile is mostly smokeless during its flight, making enemy detection difficult.
As testing continues, Raytheon hopes to launch Pikes from different platforms, including drones.