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Arnold Defense obtains US certification to fire FZ90 rockets
Arnold Defense on 22 April announced that all its LAU and M-Series air-to-ground launchers are now certified to fire FZ90 2.75-inch rockets, after the company worked with Thales to complete a series of live firing tests at the Dillon Aero range in Phoenix, Arizona.
US military certification extends to the MLHS and Fletcher ground-to-ground launchers from Arnold Defense.
During the tests in January 2021, ‘a significant number of [FZ90] rockets’ were fired from the full range of Arnold Defense land, aerial and maritime launchers, the US company stated. The launchers were mounted on a helicopter for air-to-ground tests and on a vehicle integrated system for ground-to-ground tests.
Arnold Defense added: ‘All of the launchers tested passed the certification process to allow Thales rockets to be fired by current and future users of Arnold Defense launchers.’
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