“Raytheon has developed a hand-launched missile, called the Pike, intended to replace the M203 [grenade launcher] and Javelin [fire-and-forget anti-tank missile launcher],” sofrep.com reports. “The Pike is 17 inches long, weighs two pounds, is 40mm in diameter, and is claimed to be ‘the world’s only hand-launched precision-guided munition.'” Like the FGM-148 Javelin, the Pike’s a crew-served weapon: one soldier ‘paints the target,’ the other fires the weapon. For now. It seems likely a new, one-man army-comparable platform will combine the laser designator with the fire control system (a la Tracking Point). Whether the Pike peaks as a drone-mounted weapon or ends up as an infantry weapon remains to be seen.