Thales Unveils New Generation Lightweight Multiple Launcher

22.09.2015 Products
Thales Unveils New Generation Lightweight Multiple Launcher

Thales Unveils New Generation Lightweight Multiple Launcher

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Thales unveiled their Lightweight Multiple Launcher New Generation (LML NG) system which can be  used on a tripod or vehicle mount and supports swift deployment of  STARStreak and/or the Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) systems. The  system provides two ready to fire missiles, allowing it to handle saturation air  attacks or provide a complimentary surface to surface capability. The man-portable system is designed to suit a wide range of missions from lightweight  rapid reaction roles to air droppable operations.

When using the STARStreak missile with it’s extremely fast time of flight, a  variety of threats can be defeated from head on or fast crossing aerial targets,  to targets such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters. When used with the LMM a capability is provided to enable the defeat of surface targets such as Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), trucks and fixed installations and aerial targets such as UAVs. Both systems utilize Thales unique laser beam riding guidance system.

The LML NG provides a 24 hour surveillance asset consisting of TV and Thermal Imaging cameras. System architecture supports linkages to a Command and Control network, to radar or passive sensors for early target detection and auto target tracking. Display of the command and control information can be provided to both the Commander and the Operator.

'”This new launcher gives the operator a unique lightweight and highly deployable capability to react quickly against a wide variety of threats. LML NG perfectly complements the other state of the art lightweight missile launchers in the Thales portfolio,”' said Philip McBride, General Manager of Thales Advanced Weapon Systems activities in the UK.

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

 

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