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FASGW(L) missile finally nears production

3rd March 2014 - 12:43 GMT | by Robin Hughes in London


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the verge of signing off the long-awaited development and manufacture contract for the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon-Light (FASGW(L)) missile, Shephard understands.

Delivered through the Thales UK Lightweight Multi-Role Missile (LMM) effector, FASGW(L) is the precision guided missile variant intended to equip the RN’s new Wildcat HMA Mk 1 maritime surveillance and attack helicopter.

LMM addresses the lower end of the FASGW target set under the provisions of the UK Complex Weapons programme.

The MoD was expected to have awarded the D&M contract towards the end of 2013. This did

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Robin Hughes


Robin Hughes

Formerly Deputy News Editor at Jane's Defence Weekly, Communications Manager at Raytheon UK and Director …

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