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Live fire tests lie in store for Martlet

27th July 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile for the UK RN is expected to undertake live-fire tests in September ahead of IOC by the end of 2020.

Martlet is being delivered under the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon-Light (FASGW(L)) programme to provide a precision short-range (6km) air-to-surface missile to target threats such as fast attack inshore craft (FIAC) in littoral areas.

Malcolm McKenzie, head of naval sales for Martlet at manufacturer Thales UK, told Shephard that test firings completed in May used telemetry missiles to gather data, but the September tests will include fully armed warshots.

‘We will put live missiles in

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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