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Farnborough 2018: Lightweight Multirole Missiles to deal with swarm attacks

9th July 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast

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Thales sees a growing international rotary-wing market for its Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM), driven by the threat from fast inshore attack craft (FIAC).  

Thales was awarded a £48 million ($64 million) contract in June 2014 to deliver the Future Air-to-Surface Guided Weapon (Light) [FASGW(L)] programme for the UK Royal Navy's Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopters. The system is based on the company’s LMM, a precision strike missile that can be fired from a variety of land, sea and airborne platforms. 

FASGW(L) will provide the navy with the capability to defeat the threat posed by small ships and inshore attack craft.

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Gerrard Cowan

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Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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