Airbus H145M helicopter gets FZ275 LGR
Thales has received a contract from Airbus Helicopters to integrate the FZ275 semi-active laser guided rocket (LGR) of its Belgian subsidiary on the H145M helicopter, the company announced on 21 March.
The company will provide engineering support for the integration of the FZ275 LGR on the H145M helicopter including a 70mm/2.75" unguided rocket system. The rocket will be deployed with the 12-tube rocket launcher FZ231. Testing for technical qualification and operational assessments will take place this year.
Since FZ275 LGR uses standard 2.75 launchers, the rocket system does not need any modifications and enables the use of existing rocket systems with the addition of a lens protection kit.
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