|Aviation Week, June 18 2007, page 49 -
Northrup Grumman has been contracted to design a weapon - using the Minotaur launch vehicle and an unspecified delivery device - that can destroy targets at a global range in less than an hour's flight time. The submunitions are to be a number of BLU-108B/B sensor-fused weapons that use an active laser sensor, multimission warhead and large footprint for searching out targets. Each submunition is to carry four explosively formed penetrator projectiles that can detect a vehicle's shape and heat signature. It also can provide direct attack capabilities against command and control centers.