Perseus Fuel Air Explosive Thermobaric Weapon


Perseus Area Saturation Weapon is a Fuel Air Explosive strategic weapon in the 1000 lbs and 2000 lbs class. It operates in the thermobaric principle and is used against communications centers, missiles sites, invasion troops concentrations, helicopter landing zones, minefield clearance and others. An Inertial-GPS guided version is offered as an option for increased precision. A proximity fuze detonates at preset delay and releases the canisters which descend retarded by parachute. The canisters are in turn detonated by individual fuzing and release a vapour cloud (aerosol). This cloud upon detonation causes multiple combined effects of extreme pressure, impulse, diffraction and surface drag.

Perseus : ancient Greek warrior who killed "The Medusa", a mythological creature, woman with snakes in the place of hair. The name comes from the verb "perthein" which means to destroy, eliminate, waste, ravage.