The FGM-172 SRAW (Short-Range Assault Weapon), also known as the Predator SRAW, is a lightweight, close-range missile system produced by Lockheed Martin. It appears in Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 4.
Although it is a "fire-and-forget" weapon in real life, it functions as a wire-guided missile in its appearances in the Battlefield series.
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In Battlefield 2, the SRAW is issued to the USMC Anti-Tank kit. Like its counterpart weapon in the other factions, the ERYX, the SRAW is a semi-guided anti-tank missile launcher. Once fired, if the player continues aiming down the sights they can control the missile for a short time.
Battlefield 2: Special ForcesEdit
Battlefield 2: Euro ForceEdit
In Battlefield 2: Euro Force, the SRAW is issued to the EU Anti-Tank kit.
The SRAW is very effective against heavy vehicles, as well as light vehicles. When firing at a stationary target zoom in and line up the target and fire. Keep in mind that it is still guidable if the target moves. Hold down the fire button after firing to keep the view zoomed in for better accuracy. As with all launchers, aim for the vulnerable areas of tanks, and other enemy armored vehicles. If firing at a moving target, the player must lead the target. The rockets can't turn and maneuver quickly so make any needed changes soon after firing.
The SRAW has a slow reload time, so quickly fire a shot at the target and duck behind some cover. So if the player is defending a flag, and a tank rolls in, pop out of cover, fire, and duck behind cover when, or just before it hits its target. Never fire from the same spot twice, as all rockets leave a trail of smoke, and the tank driver can trace it back to its point of origin and easily find the player.
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• Man-portable wire-guided missile
Gadget 1 or 2
The FGM-172 SRAW returns in Battlefield 4. It retains its ability to be manually guided towards its target, much like the BGM-71 TOW. In BF4, the SRAW also homes on vehicle targets if the reticle is pointed directly at it. It cannot track fast moving targets as accurately as other weapons designed for the task, but may still prove useful against vehicles attempting evasive maneuvers against other threats. In most cases, the SRAW will inflict a mobility hit.
The SRAW can potentially guide two missiles at once, if the weapon is reloaded shortly after firing the first missile.