Key components to be used in the US Air Force’s upgraded laser-guided Maverick missile AGM-65E2 are undergoing tests.

The AGM-65E2 is suitable for combat missions and for high-speed manoeuvring targets.

The missile is an evolved version of the laser-guided Maverick missile with enhanced-laser seeker and new software enabling the aircrew to use on-board lasers to designate targets.

Raytheon is developing the new variant for the air force.